T and B Apartment Block
415 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The T & B Apartment Block is a two-storey, combination apartment-commercial building located on the main street of one of Nanaimo's oldest neighbourhoods. The historic place is confined to the building footprint.
Built in 1920, the T & B Apartment Block is a very good example of an early apartment-type commercial building. The square projecting bays and small gable roof over the central window show the influence of the Swiss Chalet style that was popular at the time. The building is substantially intact.
The T & B Apartment Block, an integral part of the Fitzwilliam Street corridor, is part of a grouping of historic buildings located in this neighbourhood.
Source: City of Nanaimo, Development Services Department, file #6800-20-H01-02/413-417 Fitzwilliam Street
Character defining elements of the T & B Apartment Block include:
-all of the elements of the vernacular apartment-type commercial style with Swiss Chalet influence as expressed in the simple form and symmetrical massing with offset entry to second floor, the twin bullnose siding, original casement wooden sash windows at second floor front, the paired projecting bays with decorative detailing and brackets, the central window with small gable pediment and the small wooden cornice with two wooden brackets.
-the location on the main neighbourhood thoroughfare as part of a grouping of historic buildings.
Local Governments (BC)
Local Government Act, s.954
Community Heritage Register
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Shop or Wholesale Establishment
- Multiple Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
City of Nanaimo, Development Services Department, file #6800-20-H01-02/413-417 Fitzwilliam Street.
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