(Re)Focus on Nanaimo's Heritage: From tellers to webmasters

Aug 18, 2016 |

When you think of iconic buildings in Nanaimo, the Bastion might first come to mind but a close second may be the Great National Land Building. Located downtown on Church Street, it was built in 1914 during the 1912-14 coal miners' strike. 

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Originally built to standard plan designed by Bank of Commerce architect, Victor Horsburgh it is now home to Real Estate Webmasters the building has housed a bank, real estate company and accounting firm. At one time, it was owned by former Nanaimo Mayor, Frank Ney. 

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The Great National Land Building is an important intact example of the type of bank architecture that was popular throughout Canada during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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