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City of Victoria fonds Demolition
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Building inspection files

Series consists of records pertaining to the demolition of condemned buildings, the repair of buildings reverted to the City, and the maintenance and repair of public buildings or properties.

The following types of records are found in the series: tenders or bids to erect and to demolish buildings; notifications of condemned houses; specification and conditions for erecting and demolishing buildings; receipts; memoranda; tenders for painting and repairing buildings or wiring; agreements; bills for work completed; contracts; claims; correspondence; and plans.

Public buildings or properties covered by the records include: Auto Tourist Camp (Curtis Point); Beacon Hill Park; City Market; Foul Bay Beach; Isolation Hospital; Old Men’s Home; Police Station; Pumping Station; Royal Athletic Park; Smith Hill Reservoir; Stadium (Douglas Street).

Victoria (B.C.). Building Inspector's Department

Construction permits and demolition reports

Series consists of monthly reports submitted by the Engineering Department to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.

The information provided includes (where appropriate) name of building owner or applicant, location, type of use, kind of work to be done, value of construction, and number of new dwellings created.

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

Demolished building photographs

Series consists of photographs of buildings taken at the time a building permit application for demolition was submitted.

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

1 Centennial Square

S.E. corner of Cormorant and Government Streets during Centennial Square construction. N.E. corner of Pandora and Government in right background.

1 Centennial Square

North side of Pandora at corner of Broad Street during Centennial Square construction. Cormorant Street in background.

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