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

Victoria City Hall

Hôtel de Ville de Victoria

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
1. Victoria City Hall Marker
Inscription. Victoria’s first city hall was designed in 1875. The building was begun three years later and completed in 1890. The designer was John Teague, an Englishman long resident in Victoria, who was responsible for planning many of the city’s early buildings. His city hall was conceived in the Second Empire style popular at the time, with a typical mansard roof tower and rich ornamentation. The building remains one of the best surviving examples of this style in western Canada.

[French]
Devant ètre le premier hôtel de ville de Victoria, ce bâtiment a été commercé en 1878 et terminé en 1890. Les plans étaient de John Teague, un Anglais qui a longtemps residé à Victoria et a qui l’on doit la conception de nombreux bâtiments de la premiere epoque de Victoria. Cet hôtel de ville a été réalisé dans le style qu’on adoptait generalement à l’epoque pour les édifices public et que l’on appelle maintenant le style second Empire. Avec son toit en mansarde, sa tour et sa riche ornementation, cet édifice demeure l’une des meilleurs illustrations de ce style dans l’Ouest du Canada.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Location. 48° 25.725′ 
Victoria City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
2. Victoria City Hall Marker
N, 123° 21.886′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from Douglas Street / Trans-Canada Highway (National Highway 1), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in Centennial Square. Alternative address is 1 Centennial Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P7, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Japanese Internment (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria Fire Department Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Tiger Company Fire Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesleyan Methodist Church (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); McPherson Playhouse (about 120 meters away); Fifth Regiment of Garrison Artillery (about 150 meters away); Chinese General Store (about 180 meters away); Cast Iron Panels (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Victoria City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
3. Victoria City Hall
Victoria City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
4. Victoria City Hall
Victoria City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
5. Victoria City Hall
 
 
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 476 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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