Notable Architects and Builders In Victoria History

Henry Holdsby Simmonds (1883-1954) was a Vancouver based architect who specialized in theatres. Here is a partial list of his projects.

We only know of one Henry Simmonds project in Victoria: the Odeon Theatre, 780 Yates Street, which is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as an outstanding example of Streamline Moderne design.

Odeon Theatre, 780 Yates Street, Victoria. Built in 1948.

Odeon Theatre, 780 Yates Street, Victoria. Built in 1948.

For anyone interested in more information on Victoria architects and architecture up to 1950, we recommend  Building The West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, edited by Donald Luxton

Book cover, Building The West: Early Architects of British Columbia, edited by Donald Luxton

Book cover, Building The West: Early Architects of British Columbia, edited by Donald Luxton

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