The Majestic Theatre

The Majestic Theatre (HMX52)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.608', W 123° 22.084'

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Built c1860

— Alterations: 1885; 1909; 1917 —

This building first housed Moore's Music Hall (Victoria's earliest existing theatre) upstairs, above Nathanial Moore's dry goods store.

In 1885, a new facade was constructed to match the new building next door, with identical cast iron columns.

Various commercial uses followed, which included supplying miners preparing for the Klondike. In 1898 miners' equipment was piled high on this sidewalk.

In 1909 architect Thomas Hooper renovated the building to house the Majestic Theatre, leaving much of the 1885 building intact. The theatre was short-lived, and in 1917 C. Elwood Watkins, architect, and son of Mrs. Watkins (owner from 1884 - c1908) once more altered the facade, to a restrained brick frontage with larger windows and a metal cornice. The storefront was rehabilitated in 1989.
HM NumberHMX52
Placed ByBritish Columbia Heritage Trust
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472771 N 5363804
Decimal Degrees48.42680000, -123.36806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.608', W 123° 22.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 36.48" N, 123° 22' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 564 Yates St, Victoria BC V8W 1K8, CA
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