Here is a 1912 advertisement for the then newly subdivided lots in the Avondale subdivision, which is now the area around Avondale Road, Henderson Road and Cedar Hill X Road in Oak Bay, near the boundary separating Oak Bay from Saanich.
Notice the offer of two entries for each purchaser in a lottery for a “BUNGALOW TO COST TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS” or “TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS IN COLD CASH”.
Today this is considered a very desirable area and there would be no need of lotteries or other inducement to prospective buyers.
Here is a map showing the location of Avondale Road, which this 1912 subdivision was named for.
Here is a Google Street View image of Avondale Road at Henderson Road as it appears today.
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