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Common Name Bowser Manor
Municipal Address 1001 Terrace Avenue, Victoria, BC
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Building Demolished No
Postal Code V8S 3V2
Neighbourhood Rockland
Local Municipality City of Victoria
Province British Columbia
Construction Date 1912
Type of Recognition Municipal Register, Individual Designation of Property
(Municipal)
Project Name Bowser Manor
Building Historic Use Residence Estate
Building Current Use Residence Multiple Dwelling
Building Form
Massing Units Single Detached Single Detached
Plan Irregular Irregular
Wings None None
Storeys Three or More Three or More
Main Exterior Wall
Basement / Foundation Wall Material Stone Stone, Brick or Block Brick or Block, Concrete Concrete
Stone Coursed Rubble Coursed Rubble, Rock-Faced /Rusticated Rock-Faced /Rusticated
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Rustic stone detail on east elevation.
Rustic stone detail on east elevation.. © Linda Chorney

Stone detail on southeast corner
Stone detail on southeast corner. © Linda Chorney

Miscellaneous Materials Stucco Stucco, Poured Concrete Poured Concrete, Concrete Block Concrete Block
Wall Design and Detail Half-Timber Half-Timber
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East elevation.
East elevation.. © Linda Chorney

Northeast corner
Northeast corner. © Linda Chorney

South elevation.
South elevation.. © Linda Chorney

West elevation
West elevation. © Linda Chorney

Roof shape and Detail
Roof Type Gable Gable, Hip Hip, Cross Gable Cross Gable,     Other
Roof Type other Pyramidal
Roof Surface Material Asphalt Shingle Asphalt Shingle
Roof Trim - Eaves Plain Plain
Roof Trim - Verges Plain Plain
Towers, Steeples, Domes Tower Tower, Offset Offset
Dormers Plain Gable Plain Gable
Chimneys 2 or More Attached 2 or More Attached
Typical Window
Structural Opening Flat Flat, Semielliptical Semielliptical
Structural & Decorative Form Lug-Sill Lug-Sill
Sash Arrangement Bay or Oriel Bay or Oriel, Double-Hung Double-Hung, Casement Casement, Multiple Multiple
Special Pane Arrangment - Double-Hung 1/1 1/1
Special Pane Arrangment - Double-Hung other 5/9
Special Pane Arrangment - Casement     Other
Special Pane Arrangment - Casement other 5/9
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Leaded window on west elevation
Leaded window on west elevation. © Linda Chorney

Main Entrance
Location 2 or More (facade) 2 or More (facade)
Structural Opening Flat Flat
Access
Entrance Stair Ground Floor Ground Floor, Upper Floor Upper Floor, Side Side
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North elevation stairs
North elevation stairs. © Linda Chorney

Main Porch Verandah Verandah
Property Features
Landscape Garden Garden, Trees Trees
Design
Architect Alfred Arthur Cox
Sources Luxton, Donald. 2007. Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia (2nd ed.). Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks.
Context
Notes on Context Bowser Manor is a large house located at 1001 Terrace Avenue, in the northeast corner of the Rockland neighbourhood in the City of Victoria.
Sources City of Victoria. June, 2009. Neighbourhood Boundaries. Retrieved on January 21, 2013 from http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Planning~Development/Maps/Neighborhood%20Boundaries.pdf
Historical
Historic Owner Hon. William John Bowser
Sources Luxton, Donald. 2007. Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia (2nd ed.). Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks.

The Victoria Heritage Foundation. 2007. This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhood, Volume Three. Victoria, BC: Victoria Heritage Foundation.
Statement of Significance
Sources Castle, Geoffrey. (1984, July 7). The AG had a soft spot for Harry's ticket scam. Times Colonist.

Chorney, Linda L. 2013. Current resident of Bowser Manor.

City of Victoria. June, 2009. Neighbourhood Boundaries. Retrieved on January 21, 2013 from http://www.victoria.ca/assets/Departments/Planning~Development/Maps/Neighborhood%20Boundaries.pdf

City of Victoria. December 8, 2011. Register of Heritage Properties. Retrieved on January 29, 2013 from http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/departments/planning-development/community-planning/heritage/inventory.html

Luxton, Donald. 2007. Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia (2nd ed.). Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks.

The Victoria Heritage Foundation. 2007. This Old House: Victoria's Heritage Neighbourhood, Volume Three. Victoria, BC: Victoria Heritage Foundation.
Last updated 2013-11-01 14:11:01.303
Group PLAN 414 Winter 2013
Added By Kevin Doherty
Date Added February 3, 2013
Last Modified By HRC Admin
Date Last Modified March 6, 2013
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