1892 – New England Block, Victoria, British Columbia

Architect: John Teague


John Teague, architect for Victoria’s city hall, designed the New England Hotel, built in 1892 in a hybrid of Victorian Romanesque architecture and Sullivanesque design. At the time, the hotel boasted hot water, electric heating, full-length windows with plush red drapes, a main-floor restaurant and rooms for private parties – making it one of the fanciest hotels in the city. After the upper floors lay empty for several decades, the entire building was renovated into residential unit in 2013.