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Victoria City Hall

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Architectural style  Second Empire
Completed  1890
Opened  1890
Province  British Columbia
Groundbreaking  1878
Owner  City of Victoria
Phone  +1 250-385-5711
Architect  John Teague
Victoria City Hall
Type  Seat of local government
Location  1 Centennial Square Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P6
Address  1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6, Canada
Similar  Johnson Street Bridge, Victoria Conference Centre, Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown - Victoria, Greater Victoria Public Lib

Victoria city hall


Victoria City Hall is the city hall for Victoria, British Columbia, Canada at Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue. It was completed in 1890. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1977 and was also designated as a heritage site by the municipality in 1979.

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Construction

Architect John Teague designed Victoria's City Hall, considered "one of the best surviving examples of Second Empire-style public architecture in Western Canada." The earliest surviving municipal hall has a foot 105 tall Gillet and Johnson clock tower, three types of facades, tall windows, pedimented dormer windows and a metal mansard roof. The exterior is constructed of concrete, brick and stone. The Second Empire style reflects a change in the design and construction of governmental buildings, intended to symbolize the government's growth and power. It was constructed from 1878 to 1891 at Pandora Avenue and Douglas Street.

Centennial Square

City Hall is a landmark in Victoria's Old Town District that in 1963 was nearly razed to make way for the Centennial Square, but is now an important historical building there.

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Victoria City Hall Wikipedia


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