Old Victoria Custom House

Old Victoria Custom House (HMX3W)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1T2 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.465', W 123° 22.188'

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Ancien ?difice de la Douane de Victoria

(English)
Completed in 1875 in the Second Empire style, Victoria's original Custom House is a distinguished example of the buildings erected by the new Federal Government after Confederation. It regulated the trade of the West Coast's busiest port and symbolized the pre-eminence of Victoria as a commercial centre in the late 19th century. Goldseekers from around the world converged on its steps to obtain miners' licences before embarking for the Klondike in 1898. This elegant structure recalls efforts to establish a federal presence across Canada through the construction of impressive public buildings.

(French)
Compl?t? en 1875 dans le style Second Empire, ce ancien ?difice de la douane est un exemple remarquable du genre de b?timent qu'?rgeait le nouveau gouvernement f?d?ral apr la Conf?d?ration. Il servait ? r?glementer les activit du port le plus fr?quent? de la c?te ouest et refl?tait l'importance commerciale de Victoria ? la fin du XIXe si?cle. En 1898, les chercheurs d'or y afflu?rent pour obtenir des permis d'extraction mini?re avant de partir pour le Klondike. Cet ?l?gant immeuble ?voque les efforts d?ploy par le gouvernement pour assurer sa prence ? travers le pays au moyen d'?difices publics imposants.

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HM NumberHMX3W
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472641 N 5363540
Decimal Degrees48.42441667, -123.36980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.465', W 123° 22.188'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 27.90" N, 123° 22' 11.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1002 Wharf St, Victoria BC V8W 1T2, CA
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