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#161 Bingo

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:57 PM

I haven't done one on that yet. I think that Ross Crockford might have done a piece on it at one time for Unknown Victoria. 

The building with the tile wall was once the Jamieson Coffee Co Ltd.  est 1888.






The tile wall was once inside the showroom of Jamieson Motors, and there used to be a large fountain on the floor. When the building was demolished only the wall fountain remained


Rootes Group Jamieson Motors was the Rootes dealer, selling Hillman, Sunbeam and Singer. 

They were in the 700 block of Courtney Street. Apparently they took over a funeral home premises.

They had quite a showroom – all in tile and with a fountain as well. Jamieson Motors is where Susan Jones’ Sunbeam Rapier was sold from close to 50 years ago.


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#162 HB

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

The reason I was asking is because I think it would be a great story because that fountain has a twin.

There is another identical fountain the matching pair to that one downtown but its hidden from view but easy to find

It lives its life behind a BFI bin .


I have long thought the city should take possession of it and put it somewhere that the public can enjoy it


I suppose if crockford did a story on it they know about the second one and that its would be very interesting for people to read about and see.

#163 G-Man


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:03 PM

Just finished my latest post. This time on the City of Victoria's plan for the Ship Point Lots. I am less than enthusiastic. http://www.sidewalki...point-lots.html

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My latest post is up. This time on the Bricks of Government Street.  http://www.sidewalki...ent-street.html


#164 Nparker

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:37 PM

Great article on the Ship Point design massacre G-Man. I too am "underwhelmed and disappointed" by what is proposed and I said as much in the CoV's online survey. I encourage everyone who has any opinion about what is envisioned for this high profile location to make their thoughts known to the city. I am hoping it is not too late to re-envision this vision.

#165 thundergun

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:31 AM

Good article G-Man. This is the first I've heard of the Reid Centre and would be interested in hearing more about it, perhaps in a future blog post...?

#166 G-Man


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:59 PM

Perhaps one of the best pics is right on the cover of the Unbuilt Victoria book. 


Have a look: https://www.amazon.c...l/dp/1459701747

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My latest post is up. This time on the Bricks of Government Street.  http://www.sidewalki...ent-street.html


#167 RFS

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:53 PM

Tragic. Someone please resurrect that project
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