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

“The Birdcages”

 
 
The Birdcages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 11, 2008
1. The Birdcages Marker
Inscription. The Legislative Buildings for the Colony of Vancouver Island were built on these grounds in 1859. Nicknamed “The Birdcages” because of their quaint style, they were replaced in 1894-97 by the present buildings. The original Legislative Hall, meeting place of the first House of Assembly west of the Great Lakes, was preserved until 1957 when it was destroyed by fire.
 
Erected 1966 by Province of British Columbia.
 
Location. 48° 25.095′ N, 123° 22.225′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Superior Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1T2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Victoria Centennial Fountain ( within shouting distance of this marker); Figures and Medallions of the Library Wing of Parliament Building ( within shouting distance of this marker); Knowledge Totem ( approx. 0.2 kilometers
The Birdcages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 11, 2008
2. The Birdcages Marker
away); Creation of the Province of British Columbia ( approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Mackenzie Papineau Battalion of the International Brigades ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); To Our Glorious Dead ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); St. Annís Pioneer Schoolhouse ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Elliot Street Square ( approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
BC Legislative Assembly Building Today image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 11, 2008
3. BC Legislative Assembly Building Today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,838 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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