Thursday, August 7, 2008

Historic House

This building is not too far away from us and I often walk by. It is now a private school for the primary grades but was built by Francis Rattenbury a well known architect who also designed our Legislative Building and some of the CP Hotels, most notably the Empress Hotel here in Victoria.

Francis came to a rather sad end when he was murdered in a case where "the butler did it in the sitting room with a hammer" (a slightly loose interpretation). Read all about it here:

The house is beautiful, I'd love to see it as a set for amovie!

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