Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings); built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - commercial buildings - stores

Designers: Williams, Warren Heywood, Architect (firm); Warren Heywood Williams (architect)

Dates: constructed 1885

3 stories, total floor area: 5,230 sq. ft.

1022 Government Street
Victoria, BC Canada V8W 1X7

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Building History

It was through this commission, that coal magnate Robert Dunsmuir became acquainted with the work of Warren Heywood Williams, a Portland, OR, architect. Dunsmuir would subsequently commssion his huge residence, Craigdarroch Castle (1887-1890) on a 28-acre hilltop in Victoria, BC.

Building Notes

In 2011, the Banker and Bard Pub occupied a storefront in the Bank of British Columbia Building.

PCAD id: 16042