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#21 kremora

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 08:56 PM

What streets are these in Victoria? 


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#22 HB

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:20 AM

This 1935 Movie filmed entirely in Victoria is a fine example of zenophobia.

The film was set in Vancouver but filmed in Victoria.

the actor are almost all white but with some bad makeup jobs are made to appear Chinese.

The Chinese Consulate was not happy with it and appealed to the Government to ban it.

After some time and more complaints from Chinese officials who felt it would harm China/Canadian relations

The Victoria Police raided the theater where it was playing and confiscated it.

The BBC made the film as with today in Canada the BBC was required to produce films made throughout the British Commonwealth.

the films were known as quota quickies to fulfill the BBC requirement.

It has a some good views of Victoria from 1935 however the quality is lacking with dark images but you can still see some recognizable street scenes in the area.

 

Times stamp Scenes

 

12:30 Fantan Alley

20:00 Fisgard St Police Station

20:15 Capitol Iron looking down Chatham St

20:53 ??????

47:22 Gonzalez Pharmacy Fairfield/Gonzalez (Known then As Foul Bay Market)

48:50 Gonzalez Hill

 

 


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#23 Sparky

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:29 AM

^ 20:53 old telegraph office at NW corner of Government and Broughton???



#24 aastra

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 03:46 PM

That looks like Government at Chatham with Capital Iron in the background.



#25 Bingo

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 04:34 PM

That looks like Government at Chatham with Capital Iron in the background.

20:15



#26 aastra

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:01 PM

Whoops. I almost missed that bit of stunt driving, too.



#27 aastra

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:30 PM

What about the long building at 20:33?



#28 Nparker

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 06:27 PM

What about the long building at 20:33?

Possibly this? (600 Block Chatham)

655 Chatham.JPG

655 Chatham2.JPG


Edited by Nparker, 30 September 2016 - 06:31 PM.


#29 aastra

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:15 PM

I'll be darned. Even that old place looked pretty good back in the day. As always, check out that original ground floor.

 

Imagine a restoration of the exterior & the ground floor and adding a level or two on top. It would be like gaining a brand new historic building. The impact of this sort of thing would be huge, I think.

 

Something like what they did with the Swans building.


Edited by aastra, 30 September 2016 - 07:17 PM.

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#30 aastra

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:19 PM

That entire block could be awesome. The motel building needs to go.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:57 PM

Possibly this? (600 Block Chatham)

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655 Chatham2.JPG

Good one that building was a brothel soon to be torn down


Edited by HB, 30 September 2016 - 07:57 PM.


#32 aastra

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:46 AM

 

soon to be torn down

 

The city of Victoria's unofficial motto.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:17 PM

Fan Tan Alley from Pandora


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#34 aastra

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 09:46 AM

From the JSB thread, yet another lost streetscape that would be gold today.

 

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Telegraph_Hotel-Fire_Insurance_Map-1891-chinatown.library.uvic.ca.png

 

pic from http://chinatown.lib..._insurance_maps


Edited by aastra, 23 February 2018 - 09:49 AM.

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#35 amor de cosmos

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 08:43 AM

The story of Victoria’s Chinatown — from the head tax and other forms of racial discrimination to resilience and economic prosperity — could soon be immortalized in a museum.

The provincial government is working with the City of Vancouver to establish a Chinese-Canadian museum in that city’s Chinatown, but it’s likely that smaller satellite museums will be established in cities across B.C., including Victoria, home to Canada’s oldest Chinatown.

“Obviously Victoria is key in all of this, as we are the oldest Chinatown in Canada and the second oldest in North America,” said Alan Lowe, a former Victoria mayor and member of the Chinese Canadian Museum working group. “Even though Vancouver has a larger Chinese community, Victoria has a lot more history.”

Chinese history in B.C. predates Confederation. Chinese immigrants first arrived in Victoria in the late 1850s, lured by the gold rush. In the 1880s, tens of thousands of Chinese men came to B.C. to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway, doing hard labour for just $1 a day.

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The working group is gathering feedback from stakeholders and will report back to George Chow, minister of state for trade, by the spring, Lowe said.

The public can weigh in on the province’s plans for Chinese-Canadian museums by visiting engage.gov.bc.ca, which is conducting public consultation until Jan. 4. A public hearing in Victoria will take place on Jan. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ambrosia Conference and Event Centre at 638 Fisgard St.

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#36 aastra

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

If the museum ends up going in a new building I bet a donut that the ground floor pays no heed whatsoever to its uniquely urban Chinatown context.



#37 Brantastic

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:41 PM

Interesting the image above shows Fisgard spelt as "Fisguard". Did the name change or did they just get it wrong? I also swear I've seen old maps with "Blanchard Street" as well but I could be mistaken.
 



#38 aastra

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:42 AM

We've talked about the name game before but I don't know if anything has ever been fully clarified or resolved (which is definitely uncharacteristic for this board). "Blanchard" still makes appearances in stuff even today.


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#39 Jackerbie

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:12 AM

Have fun exploring this one, then! It includes: Blanchard Street, Gorden Street, Fisguard Street, Courtnay Street, Bellville Street, Straits of Fuca, and Road to Sannich. 

 

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#40 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:11 AM

and victoria harbor

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