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#21 Scaper

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:38 PM

HEY OXFORD......here's some more for you!!!




Our old fire station....Cormorant St.





#22 Scaper

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:36 PM

^ for some reason that old photo last posted.....looks more like a movie for an old Clint Eastwood Movie than a postcard from Jolly 'Ol England....hmmmm

Maybe because Victoria never was a version of Jolly 'Ol England.....and was actually a typical agressive Western N. American City..... :wink:

#23 Lover Fighter

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:43 PM

Here's another:


Oh my god...
I don't think I've ever seen a picture of that building before. Where exactly was it? I need to scope it out.

#24 D.L.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:47 PM

Yates Street 1862



#25 Holden West

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:51 PM

Lover Fighter, I believe that's the SW corner of Gov't and Yates--where the Federal Building is now.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#26 aastra

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:12 PM

I'm sure Lover Fighter has commented on the Adelphi Building before.

Yep, May 10, 2006, over at SSP:

Great photos... I've never seen that shot of the Adelphi before!


The remark was made in reference to this picture:



#27 Scaper

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:20 PM

What's there now??? can someone refresh my memory?

#28 gumgum

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:25 PM

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A pic after the fire in the Arcade Block on Government in October 1910.
An entire block was destroyed from the Five Sisters Building, at the corner of Gov and Fort to Trounce Alley.

#29 Holden West

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:48 PM

What's there now??? can someone refresh my memory?


Dude, I already said what's there twice in this thead... :razz:

Number six, in response to your question, yes, I do remember the pre-restoration synagogue. It was covered in butter-yellow stucco and the round rose window was covered over. In its place was a large Star of David.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#30 Scaper

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:51 PM

ooooops :oops:

There has been so much to read this day that I skimmed through the writings.....now I feel embarrassed.... :-D


Thanks Holden.

#31 Holden West

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:52 PM

Don't skim. All this will be on the final exam.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#32 D.L.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:00 PM

Looks like the Government Street facade of Eatons Centre was based off the Broad Street facade of the Dirard hotel.

#33 Willa

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 11:24 AM

Wow, this thread is depressing. Having just moved here, I was appreciative of the old buildings downtown that had been saved, but didn't realize how many had been lost. I find it very interesting, though, as others have mentioned, how many rather tall buildings (by this city's standards) there were in the past, but they were torn down. And now people (not the ones here, of course) whine about new tall developments. Argh!

#34 aastra

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 12:08 PM

The tallest buildings in Victoria prior to 1915 or so were tall by the standards of pretty much any Canadian city of the time.

#35 Lover Fighter

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:08 PM

I'm sure Lover Fighter has commented on the Adelphi Building before.

Yep, May 10, 2006, over at SSP:

Great photos... I've never seen that shot of the Adelphi before!


:lol: :?

Oh dear, it must keep escaping my memory.
I must go take a picture of the block now and add it to my collection.

#36 aastra

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:10 PM

In this picture we see another significant lost building on Fort Street, and still another up the way in the distance (on the corner of Blanshard? Or just beyond it?):



#37 Number Six

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:12 PM

Is that a Barclay's Bank?! I've never seen this photo before. Very nice.

#38 G-Man

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:14 PM

That one farther up is still there, It has a photo shop in the bottom now.

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#39 aastra

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:31 PM

How tall is it? Three stories?

#40 G-Man

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:33 PM

yup

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