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

Shop/Warehouse

Built 1883

 
 
Shop/Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Shop/Warehouse Marker
Inscription. This two-story brick building in the Italianate style was one of several shop/warehouses in Victoria’s warehouse district. Originally occupied by W.J. Jeffree, pioneer clothier, the building later housed F.R. Stewart & Co. Provisioners.

The historic photograph shows boxes and local produce waiting on the sidewalk for delivery by F.R. Stewart’s horse-drawn delivery wagon.

Splendid cast iron columns, made at the Albion Iron Works in Victoria support the building and are dated on their bases. The neighbouring building at 564 Yates once had matching columns, a fact explained by common ownership by the Watkins family of Portland, Oregon.


 
Erected by British Columbia Heritage Trust.
 
Location. 48° 25.612′ N, 123° 22.119′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Yates Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 562 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Z6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Oriental Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Majestic Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Earle Warehouse
Detail from the Shop/Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Detail from the Shop/Warehouse Marker
[Photograph credit] BCARS HP97356 British Columbia Heritage Trust
(within shouting distance of this marker); Leiser Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Waddington Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); S.J. Pitts, Importer (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Salvation Army (about 90 meters away); Victoria, B.C. (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Shop/Warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. Shop/Warehouse
The marker is on the left, below the hanging flower basket.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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