Victoria, B.C.

Victoria, B.C. (HMX7P)

Location: Victoria, BC 07050 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.653', W 123° 22.163'

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1889

Fort Victoria had its start in 1843, centered on Fort Street and present-day Bastion Square. Most of Victoria's Old Town however was constructed during the great building boom of 1886-1892.

During that period the red-brick character of Victoria became firmly established. Small wooden buildings were replaced by substantial structures suited to the largest city in the province.

Victoria's status as a busy seaport gave rise to a large area of warehouses, saloons, hotels, manufacturing enterprises and wholesale houses. Many of these buildings surround you today.

A world-wide recession in 1893 halted construction for a time, and the Old Town area fell into a slumber that lasted until the 1960's. Sparked by the City, and fueled by community pride and private owners, the restoration of Old Town has ensured that once again it is a vital, thriving part of the City.



Many of the superb heritage buildings in the 500 block of Johnson Street and Yates Street were restored in the 1980's thanks in part to the financial assistance of the Heritage Area Revitalization Program (H.A.R.P.) of the British Columbia Heritage Trust.
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HM NumberHMX7P
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Placed ByBritish Columbia Heritage Trust
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472674 N 5363888
Decimal Degrees48.42755000, -123.36938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.653', W 123° 22.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 39.18" N, 123° 22' 9.78" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1315-1323 Waddington Alley, Victoria BC 07050, CA
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