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#41 lanforod

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:55 AM

Curious - how did the painter get a bird's eye view in 1878? Did they have some kind of balloon back then?



#42 aastra

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

First they painted a really tall tower on a floating platform, then they painted the view from the top of it.


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#43 phx

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:44 PM

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. 

 

 

 

I see Pendora Avenue as well.

 

Sadly, it shows no name for Princes/Princess Avenue, leaving the conundrum unresolved.



#44 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:56 AM

I think we can assume today’s name spellings are correct. all the other versions were just errors.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:58 AM

Fisguard is definitely an error. Not sure of the rest. Fisgard is named after the HMS Fisgard.

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#46 aastra

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

It's "Fisguard" in those old fire insurance maps. And "Blanchard", too. Same thing in the 1885 "Sanborn Map Company" maps.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

They didn’t have speech to text back then you actually had to know how to spell things.

#48 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:14 PM

They didn’t have speech to text back then you actually had to know how to spell things.


that’s right. back then they had to check they’re spelling several times to make sure it was right to put on there maps. even then your never sure.

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#49 Brantastic

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:48 PM

All of the faded lanterns along Fisgard in Chinatown have been replaced by new ones! Looks much better. The photo shows both new and old ones while they were putting them up.

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#50 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 04:08 AM

1330 sq. ft.

$675,000

 

8 532 Fisgard St

 

 

$507/ sq. ft. that's not bad.

 

 

https://www.realtor....ctoria-downtown

 

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#51 Mike K.

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:01 AM

Rarely do these units come up for sale, and they’re something special, for sure.

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:34 AM

I’ve been in one. They are very funky.

#53 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 07:40 AM

You have to like stairs but there's a certain cozyness you get that's different than if the same rooms were laid out in the horizontal rancher house format. You love it or you hate it.


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#54 Matt R.

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 12:28 AM

$450 a month strata. Not too bad anymore, I guess.

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#55 Vin

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Posted 25 May 2021 - 05:11 PM

1330 sq. ft.

$675,000

 

8 532 Fisgard St

 

 

$507/ sq. ft. that's not bad.

 

 

https://www.realtor....ctoria-downtown

 

875055_1.jpg

 

 

 

A wonderfully unique opportunity to own a piece of Victorias history. Converted into a desirable 12 unit live/work community in 2000, this townhome is the perfect urban space in Victorias famous Dragon Alley. 3 levels of living space include entry-level office with 2 pc bath. Main floor has open kitchen/living area with a flood of natural light through large windows. Third floor has primary bed, 4pc bath and east facing-balcony. Rooftop patio is not to be missed fabulous views of city and Olympic Mountains. Wood floors recently refinished, entire unit repainted and new blinds installed for maximum light and privacy. 

 

 

The building top wall graffiti needs to go.



#56 m3m

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 01:12 PM

The building top wall graffiti needs to go.

 

I think it's cool !



#57 Danma

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 02:00 PM

Eh, part of living downtown. We can see it from our office's rooftop patio on the opposite corner of Market Square.



#58 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 January 2023 - 08:30 AM

Tiger cub bites rabbit as China zookeepers try symbolic passing of zodiac baton for CNY 2023

 

 

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