Victoria City Hall
|Victoria City Hall|
Exterior view of Victoria City Hall
|Type||Seat of local government|
|Architectural style||Second Empire|
|Location||1 Centennial Square|
Victoria, British Columbia
|Owner||City of Victoria|
|Design and construction|
|Official name||Victoria City Hall National Historic Site of Canada|
Victoria City Hall is the city hall for Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the corner of Douglas Street and Pandora Avenue in Downtown Victoria. It is home to the Victoria City Council. 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.
Architect John Teague designed Victoria's City Hall, which is 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.
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.
- Victoria City Hall National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- City Hall. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
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