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“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – June 2017

Some Highlights: PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER... drew a crowd of 50 people interested in learning more about the cultural and architectural history of the proposed Heritage Conservation Area. Jane’s Walk—named for writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs — is a network of citizen-led walking tours held in May each year, around the globe. Led by volunteers and offered for free, [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|

The Prospect: A Heritage Conservation Area for Oak Bay

The Prospect: A Heritage Conservation Area for Oak Bay A lecture presented by Stuart Stark, Heritage Consultant for the Oak Bay Community Association on April 22, 2017 at the Monterey Centre, Oak Bay. All content © Copyright. Stuart Stark & Associates 2017 Used with permission by the Protect Oak Bay Heritage Group Historic photos courtesy of Oak Bay Archives, [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|

“The Prospect” HCA Newsletter – April 2017

Some Highlights: In 1898, architects Francis M. Rattenbury (who designed the Parliament Buildings and The Empress Hotel) and John G. Tiarks purchased land in the neighbourhood of the proposed Prospect HCA and began drawing plans and building. Oak Bay’s historic neighbourhood includes FIVE HOMES by Rattenbury: lechinihl (1898; 1701 Beach Drive, now Glenlyon Norfolk School), Briarbrae (1904; 1605 York [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|