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Heritage Renovation

The New England

Originally built in 1892 as a 40-room luxury hotel, this building is a hybrid of Victorian Romanesque architecture and Sullivanesque design.

Originally designed by noted architect John Teague, the value of this
design lies in its narrow verticality, made possible by the early use of
cast iron structural piers. Also prominent in the design is the open
facade, highlighted by the use of arches, bay windows, decorative
columns and a triangular pediment on its cornice. The unique appearance
of this early hotel sets it apart from other historic hotels
in the vicinity.

The commercial area on the ground level offers over 1,400 sq ft of
space, while the remaining 4 stories comprise 22 residential units
with a total area of nearly 6,000 sq ft.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773

Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.