The building that housed the original Legislative Assembly was moved to a new location on the Legislature’s lawn and remained in use by the Provincial Bureau of Mines until it was destroyed by fire in March 1957.
$75,000 was allotted to the Department of Public Works in March 1892 for the costs associated with managing a design contest to select the architect.
In 1901, King George V praised British Columbia’s Legislative Buildings as one of the finest examples of architecture in the Dominion.
65 architects from across North America submitted designs for judging.
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