Warren Heywood Williams (1844-1888) trained as an architect in San Francisco and based his architectural practice in Portland, Oregon. He designed two notable buildings in Victoria, B.C.: the Bank of British Columbia (now the Bard & Banker Pub) at 1022 Government Street, and Craigdarroch Castle.

1022 Government Street, built in 1885 for the Bank of British Columbia by Portland, Oregon architect Warren H. Williams, who also designed Craigdarroch Castle.

1022 Government Street, built in 1885 for the Bank of British Columbia by Portland, Oregon architect Warren H. Williams, who also designed Craigdarroch Castle.

Decorative architectural detail on 1022 Government Street, built in 1885 by architect Warren H. Williams, who also designed Craigdarroch Castle.

Decorative architectural detail on 1022 Government Street, built in 1885 by architect Warren H. Williams, who also designed Craigdarroch Castle.

Decorative architectural detail on 1022 Government Street, built in 1885 by architect Warren H. Williams, who also designed Craigdarroch Castle.

Decorative architectural detail on 1022 Government Street, built in 1885 by architect Warren H. Williams, who also designed Craigdarroch Castle.

Craigdarroch Castle, west facade.

Craigdarroch Castle, west facade.

For more information on Warren Heywood Williams, see:

We also recommend Building The West: Early Architects of British Columbia, edited by Donald Luxton as an additional source of information on William Heywood Williams and other late 19th and early 20th century B.C. architects.

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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