Notable Architects and Builders In Victoria History
William D’Orly Rochefort and Eben Wallace Sankey

The architectural partnership of William D’Orly Rochefort (1884-1943) and Eben Wallace Sankey (1882-1948) was only active in Victoria between 1912 and 1915 but the firm of Rochefort & Sankey designed two notable theatrical buildings which are still standing in downtown Victoria: the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, built in 1913, and the KinemaColor Theatre, 1600 Government Street, built in 1913.

Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street. Built in 1913.

Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street. Built in 1913.

KinemaColor Theatre, 1600 Government Street

1600 Government Street, originally built in 1913 as the Kinemacolour Theatre.

1600 Government Street, originally built in 1913 as the Kinemacolour Theatre.

Here are some 1913 architects’ drawings by Rochefort & Sankey of the KInemaColor Theatre, 1600 Government Street.

1913 architects' drawing by Rochfort & Sankey of the exterior of the KinemaColor Theatre, 1600 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1913 architects’ drawing by Rochefort & Sankey of the exterior of the KinemaColor Theatre, 1600 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1913 architects' drawing of the interior of the KinemaColor Theatre, Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1913 architects’ drawing of the interior of the KinemaColor Theatre, 1600 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

Here are some websites with more information on Rochefort & Sankey

 

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