Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
The Majestic Theatre
—Alterations: 1885; 1909; 1917 —
In 1885, a new facade was constructed to match the new building next door, with identical cast iron columns.
Various commercial uses followed, which included supplying miners preparing for the Klondike. In 1898 miners’ equipment was piled high on this sidewalk.
In 1909 architect Thomas Hooper renovated the building to house the Majestic Theatre, leaving much of the 1885 building intact. The theatre was short-lived, and in 1917 C. Elwood Watkins, architect, and son of Mrs. Watkins (owner from 1884 – c1908) once more altered the facade, to a restrained brick frontage with larger windows and a metal cornice. The storefront was rehabilitated in 1989.
Erected by British Columbia Heritage Trust.
Location. 48° 25.608′ N, 123° 22.084′ 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: 564 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shop/Warehouse (within shouting distance Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oriental Hotel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Percy Leonard James (about 90 meters away); Thomas Earle Warehouse (about 90 meters away); Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain (about 90 meters away); The Bank Building (about 90 meters away); Leiser Building (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
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