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Hanna's Undertaking Parlour

738 Yates Street, Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, V8W, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1995/01/19

Exterior view of Hanna's Undertaking Parlour; City of Victoria, Berdine J. Jonker, 2005.
Yates Street elevation
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Autre nom(s)

Hanna's Undertaking Parlour
738-740 Yates Street

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Date(s) de construction


Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2005/11/12

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

Hanna's Undertaking Parlour is a two storey Edwardian Style commercial building located on the north side of Yates Street. It has two large arched windows flanking a pair of tall narrow central windows in its upper storey, and a strong classical cornice.

Valeur patrimoniale

Hanna's Undertaking Parlour is valued as a good example of the type of building erected as Yates Street developed into a commercial area containing a variety of small specialty shops and retail businesses in the early twentieth century. Designed by architects Hooper and Watkins, and built for W.J. Hanna in 1905, this building adds interest to the heritage character of this block of Yates Street because of its integrity of form, clearly identifying it as an early twentieth century commercial building. Its unusual upper storey arrangement of windows provides a notable illustration of the diversity of architectural expression which occurred during the redevelopment of Victoria in the prosperous Edwardian era.

Source:City of Victoria Planning and Development Dept.

Éléments caractéristiques

The character defining elements of Hanna's Undertaking Parlour include:
- Its two storey massing and handsome form, accentuated by its strong classical cornice with dentil relief.
- Architectural elements relevant to its 1905 design by architects Hooper and Watkins, including upper storey arched wooden-sash windows, and masonry detailing.
- Its contribution to the continuity of the historic streetscape, seen in such elements as the lack of setbacks, and commercial storefronts.
- Interior elements relevant to its 1905 design, which support its distinctive heritage character.
- The integrity of the 1905 building envelope.
- Original construction methods and materials used to carry out its original design.




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (C.-B.)

Loi habilitante

Local Government Act, art.954

Type de reconnaissance

Répertoire du patrimoine communautaire

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

Économies en développement
Commerce et affaires

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction



Commerce / Services commerciaux
Magasin ou commerce de vente au détail

Architecte / Concepteur

Hooper and Watkins



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Emplacement de la documentation

City of Victoria Planning and Development Dept.

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