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Dwight Hall
Powell River, John McIntyre architect, 1927

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John McIntyre designed the lavish ballroom and community facility Dwight Hall, which featured a large sprung dance floor, meeting rooms, and the townsite’s library.

 

Crystal Garden pool
F. M. Rattenbury and Percy James, Victoria, 1925

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Architects F. M. Rattenbury and Percy James created a steel and glass roofline that allowed light to enter the building; the magical “glass palace” effect delighted the public. The construction was a matter of civic pride, as the citizens of Victoria had voted in favour of the project after a prolonged debate over whether or not the Canadian Pacific Railway company should finance the building. The Crystal Garden was approved and became a Victoria landmark.

 



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