Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour
The original 1852 log cabin was built in a fur trade post-in-sill style with hand hewn squared logs and cedar shingles. Hearths in three rooms join into a single chimney.
This houseís middle section, containing a dining room and upstairs bedrooms, was added in 1856.
In 1883 Dr. Helmcken added a framed wing with a second story and front porch. Later a glass sunroom extension was added inside the picket fence, with its own door into the house. It was removed in the 1940s.
Location. 48° 25.173′ N, 123° 22.014′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Douglas Street and Belleville Street. Touch for map. The marker is located in Thunderbird Park, next to the Helmcken House. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (here, next to this marker); Cecilia Helmcken (here, next to this marker); Dr John Sebastian Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); The Childrenís Graves
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 615 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.