J.A. Irving and Company - Nelson, BC - 1903
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N 49° 29.556 W 117° 17.555
11U E 478811 N 5482259
Quick Description: This J. A. Irving & Company ad is from the Saturday Morning, January 10, 1903 edition of The Nelson Tribune.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/26/2013 5:10:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMHNA3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
According to their ad, in 1903 J. A. Irving & Company was located in the Houston Block, which is on Baker Street in Nelson, numbers 601 to 607. The building is presently occupied by a realtor and an insurance company on the ground floor, and offices on the upper floor.

Originally a bank building, the Houston Block was commissioned by John Houston and designed by architect A.E. Hodgins, not a stranger to these parts. Hodgins chose local brick and local marble as his building materials. Other than an abundance of marble at the entrance, including marble columns, the use of the material was kept to tasteful levels.

From a Walking Tour of Nelson’s Heritage Buildings, number 22.

John Houston commissioned architect A.E. Hodgins to design and construct this Victorian block. Originally housing a bank, this building still contains two large concrete walk–in vaults. Notice the double arched entrance with its columns of locally quarried marble. The Houston Block received Nelson’s Heritage Building of the Year awarded for 1982.

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Nelson Tribune


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Saturday Morning, January 10, 1903


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