Glorious Victorian Homes: 150 Years of Architectural History in British Columbia's Capital

byNick Russell

Paperback | November 11, 2016

Glorious Victorian Homes: 150 Years of Architectural History in British Columbia's Capital by Nick Russell
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Winner of the 2016 Hallmark Heritage Society Award

Discover the rich and diverse architectural history of Victoria through the city’s most historically significant homes.

Unlike many cities that have demolished its old houses to make way for new condos and cookie-cutter cul-de-sacs, an astonishing array of historically significant homes still grace the tree-lined streets of BC’s beautiful capital city. This guided tour reveals a captivating cross-section of the city’s residential architecture, from the rustic charm of early vernacular homesteads through to the trendy Tudor Revival cottages made popular by Samuel Maclure.

Told through more than 250 colour photographs, heritage conservationist Nick Russell touches on each of the benchmark moments that define the city’s growth. Glorious Victorian Homes delves into the history of each of the houses featured including the architects who built them, the families who lived in them, and their distinctive structural details.

The book tracks the region’s cultural and economic history through the evolution of its dormers, gables, and sweeping verandahs to shed light on Victoria’s magnificent residential legacy.

Born and raised in England, Nick Russell emigrated to Canada in the late 1950s. A retired journalist and journalism professor, he is a keen heritage conservation advocate, and has worked to save the historic Ross Bay Villa. He lives in Victoria with his wife, Sharon.
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Title:Glorious Victorian Homes: 150 Years of Architectural History in British Columbia's CapitalFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:232 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:232 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.25 inPublished:November 11, 2016Publisher:TouchWood EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771511869

ISBN - 13:9781771511865

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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