Built in 1923
Architect: A. Arthur Cox
Once the site of the Clarence Hotel (see drawing above) which influenced the design of the adjacent IOOF Lodge building, it is now the location of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Designed in a Classical Revival style, this stone-faced bank shows the late interpretation of the Temple Bank style. It is a prominent landmark in downtown Victoria and is part of the historic character of Yates Street.
This Hallmark Heritage Society project was funded by the HBC Foundation and the BC150-Heritage Legacy Fund
Project manager and researcher: Helen Edwards
Principal Photography & Consultant: Ron Bukta, West Ventures Photography