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Signs of History1912 Ellison School - Kelowna, BC

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In 2012 this one time schoolhouse celebrated its centennial with a celebration and this spiffy new bronze plaque. The school remained open as a school until 1996. In 2001 it was repurposed and reopened as the Ellison Heritage School Community Centre.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryEllison School and the Community - Kelowna, BC

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This is the first history sign erected at the school, prior to the school's centennial in 2012. The building was operated as a school from 1912 until 1996. In 2001 it was repurposed and reopened as the Ellison Heritage School Community Centre.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersUrquhart House - Vernon, BC

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This 1912 English Arts and Crafts bungalow was the work of architect Otto Beeston Hatchard (1879-1945), born in London, England. Extremely well crafted, most, if not all of his Vernon houses were built by local contractor Robert Ford.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST - Brick School in Vernon, BC

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When built in 1893 this school cost the city of Vernon the exorbitant amount of $5,000.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersPark School - Vernon, BC

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When built in 1893 this school cost the city of Vernon the exorbitant amount of $5,000.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersNINTLE - MOOS - CHIN - Vernon, BC

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This BC Heritage Marker is on the south side of a traffic circle at 30th Avenue at 35th Street. It relates how the City of Vernon got its original, intermediate and final names.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersGirouard Cabin and Park - Vernon, BC

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This little cabin was built by Luc Girouard, a Quebecer, in 1867. It was the first home and the first post office in the City of Vernon, then known as Priest's Valley. Luc lived in it until 1893, at which time he built a larger house nearby.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

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First of its KindFIRST - Home and Post Office in Vernon, BC

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This little cabin was built by Luc Girouard, a Quebecer, in 1867. It was the first home and the first post office in the City of Vernon, then known as Priest's Valley. Luc lived in it until 1893, at which time he built a larger house nearby.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryLuc Girouard - Vernon, BC

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This little cabin was built by Luc Girouard, a Quebecer, in 1867. It was the first home and the first post office in the City of Vernon, then known as Priest's Valley. This is one of a pair of history signs affixed to the cabin.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

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Signs of HistoryVernon, BC

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This little cabin was built by Luc Girouard, a Quebecer, in 1867. It was the first home and the first post office in the City of Vernon, then known as Priest's Valley. This is one of a pair of history signs affixed to the cabin.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

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Signs of HistoryJim Duddle and Eldon Seymour - Vernon, BC

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Vernon is known for the many large murals gracing the walls of the downtown area. This is a large mural which one sees when entering downtown from the south on Highway 97. The sign gives us a bit of the history behind the mural.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryJ.W. Glover Block - Vernon, BC

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Occupying addresses 3312 to 3316 - 30th Avenue, this 1910 building was originally a hardware store. Today it houses many businesses, including a hair studio, a tattoo parlour, a web designer and a credit bureau.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryR.E. Berry Drugs - Vernon, BC

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Now a Tattoo parlour and a Greek Restaurant, this 110 year old wood frame building was originally a drug store.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryBank of Montreal - Vernon, BC

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The first Bank of Montreal in Vernon, this was built in 1893 and used as a bank until 1909, at which time it was moved to make room for a new bank.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistorySmith Bros. Bookstore - Vernon, BC

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Though this building was built in 1907 as Smith Bros. Bookstore, the name MacKenzie appears on the frieze. That would be because MacKenzie Men's Wear occupied the building for the greatest length of time - from 1934 until 1998, 64 years.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryPound's Taxidermy - Vernon, BC

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Probably the oldest building on this block, this wood frame building began life as a taxidermy shop, as the title suggests. Since that time it has housed many businesses, but nothing even remotely related to taxidermy.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryVernon Hardware Company Ltd. - Vernon, BC

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Built in 1894, this building was long a hardware store. These days it is an Antique Store and a Pawn Shop. Note the anvil, hardware symbolism, above the corner entry.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryBank of Commerce - Vernon, BC

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On the north side of 30th Avenue, between 31st and 32nd Streets one will find this former Canadian Bank of Commerce building. The bank has moved on and it is now the home of the Phoenix Grillhouse & Bar. This sign is affixed to the front façade.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryJacques Jewellers - Vernon, BC

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Members of the Jacques family have operated a jewellery store at this location continuously since it opened in 1894. That's quite a run!

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryE.G. Prior and Company - Vernon, BC

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For an early Twentieth Century building in Vernon, this one was noticeably larger than the norm. Reason - it was built as the warehouse for a farm machinery dealership. It seems to have been a drug store for 101 years now.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersSt. James Catholic Church - Vernon, BC

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Eight feet taller than it is long, this Beautiful Catholic church of rusticated concrete block was touted as "one of the handsomest edifices of its kind in the interior" when completed in 1910. It has been in continuous use now for over 100 years.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

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Signs of HistoryUnion Bank - Vernon, BC

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This is the third of three brick and stone banks built in Vernon in the 1890s to 1910s. The Union bank was eventually absorbed by the Royal bank in 1925. The building is now home to the Gallery Vertigo art gallery.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryLand and Agricultural Company - Vernon, BC

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This little 103 year old brick-faced concrete block building has had many tenants over the years. It was built by a group of Belgian investors which bought 14,606 acres in the area in 1907, having previously bought 200,000 acres in Saskatchewan.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryS & O Railway - Vernon, BC

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A large mural dealing with the S & O Railway and its engineer C.E. Perry appears on the north side of the Investors Group Building to the south of the old CNR depot on 29th Street. This sign is affixed to the mural.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

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Signs of HistoryVernon Courthouse - Vernon, BC

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"Buy Local" would have been the watchword for the construction of the Vernon Courthouse. It was constructed, starting in April of 1912, of local granite, local bricks and local lumber.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: never

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