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

Chinese General Store

 
 
Chinese General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
1. Chinese General Store Marker
Inscription. For many years the building on the near left side of this photograph (where you are standing) was a Chinese general store. It was taken down in the early 1960s to enlarge the intersection. You can see a streetcar on Johnson Street crossing Government Street at the next corner. When this was taken in about 1900, Government Street was Victoria’s main business thoroughfare.
[Photo caption]
Image # A-03016 courtesy of British Columbia Archives
 
Location. 48° 25.703′ N, 123° 22.022′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Pandora Street and Government Street on Pandora Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Pandora Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fifth Regiment of Garrison Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Cast Iron Panels (a few steps from this marker); McPherson Playhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesleyan Methodist Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Victoria’s Chinatown (about 120 meters away); Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain
Chinese General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
2. Chinese General Store Marker
(about 120 meters away); Japanese Internment (about 120 meters away); Victoria Fire Department Headquarters (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
More about this marker. This is an example of an utility box made into and interesting marker.
 
Categories. Asian Americans
 
Chinese General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
3. Chinese General Store Marker
"Looking South on Government Street...." image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, unknown
4. "Looking South on Government Street...."
The image on the utility box is from this photo, provided courtesy of the British Columbia Archives.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on March 21, 2012. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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