Built 1896Simon Leiser & Co., Wholesale Grocers, was the largest business of it kind in British Columbia when this warehouse was built. The building featured a central electric elevator with tracks radiating from the elevator on each floor for ease of handling merchandise.
Designed by architect A.C. Ewart, the building cost $35,000 in 1896. The brick structure has stone dressing and sheet metal decoration. It was renovated in 1972 as the headquarters for Capital Regional District.
This illustration is from Simon Leiser &Co.'s letterhead. The two right-hand bays of the building may never have been built.
|Placed By||British Columbia Heritage Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 472658 N 5363817|
|Decimal Degrees||48.42691667, -123.36958333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.615', W 123° 22.175'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 36.90" N, 123° 22' 10.50" W|
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|Area Code(s)||651, 507, 612|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1315-1323 Waddington Alley, Victoria BC V8W 1K8, CA|
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