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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

The Bank Building

First Opened for Business on April 19, 1886

 

—Project Architect: Mr. W.H. Williams —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. The Bank Building Marker
Inscription. When the building opened, it was the second largest in Victoria with a total area 5,230 square feet. The original drawings came from London, England. Using brick on a stone foundation, Mr. Williams combined cast iron columns, lintels, and sills with moulded cement renderings; cornices of heavy galvanized iron sheet metal; and elaborate, hand carved entrance doors and interior trim. The roof was edged with a decorative cast iron cresting depicting the floral emblems of the United Kingdom, a crown and the Canadian maple leaf. The cost estimate was $50,000.
 
Location. 48° 25.552′ N, 123° 22.069′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street and Fort Street on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1022 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Victoria (a few steps from this marker); Percy Leonard James (a few steps from this marker); The Bastion (a few steps from this marker); The Bastion Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Victoria
The Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. The Bank Building
The marker is the third marker from the right, barely discernible.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); First British Columbia School (within shouting distance of this marker); Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. The Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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