New Proposals in Victoria Will Require the Demolition of Historic Houses
Back to business. Projects under consideration at Victoria include the proposed demolition of a couple of buildings upon which we have little information.
- 224 Kingston – All we have on our website is that it was built in 1890. It is adjacent to a large parking lot at Montreal and Kingston, The proposal is to construct a 17 story building with some surrounding “townhouses” – two to three stories. This will now be the tallest building visible from the north side of the Inner Harbour. As near as I can tell, 224 Kingston will be demolished to facilitate the access to the Underground parking.
- The next proposal is for the properties at 1270 Pandora, 1286 Pandora, and 1516 Camosun. 1270 Pandora is a very interesting house, not of any historic significance, but certainly well designed. for 1286 Pandora, our file have nothing – no data or page. For 1516 Camosun, we have a 50-year old letter which offers a few clues but nothing substantial.
All three could be subject to demolition and replaced by This:
A better design than most but results in the loss of two historic houses.
We should try to gather more information on the houses at threat.