House at Oak Bay, B.C., for E.D. Todd, Esq.


This file contains contract drawings and tracings showing plans, elevations, sections and details. New two-storey house (1912) with later additions and alterations (1919). Finished rooms in the basement include a garage, laundry room, servant's room and water closet. The ground floor comprises a vestibule with adjoining lavatory, hall, den, dining room, kitchen, pantry and larder. A large veranda extends across the entire front (east) side and part of the way around the north and south sides. The second floor consists of the upper hall, four bedrooms, dressing room, two bathrooms and a balcony. The wood-frame construction is finished in shingles and half timbering. Leaded glass windows are specified throughout. Later drawings call for the addition of a new dining room on the north side of the house. The former dining room is converted to a smoking room, and the den becomes a breakfast room. The front veranda is enclosed and converted to two sun rooms. The part of veranda on the south side is enclosed, and the entrance and lavatory are altered. Drawings AP1691-AP1697 are stamped and inscribed: "This is one of the drawings referred to in our contract dated Victoria, B.C., Aug. 19th 1912. [Signed] Nelson Benneck & Sons [and] E.D. Todd".

Item is an architectural drawing by Samuel Maclure prepared for E.D. Todd of Oak Bay, B.C.

"Dainhurs", 508 Island Road, Oak Bay, B.C.

In Collection:
Creator Subject Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 of 19 drawings: 6 pencil on paper, 2 pencil & ink on paper, 1 ink on paper, 7 ink on linen, 3 blueprints; 47 x 78 cm or smaller
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 48.41364, -123.30444
Physical repository Collection
  • Samuel Maclure Architectural Drawings
  • Samuel Maclure fonds (SC075), Special Collections and University Archives, University of Victoria
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Acc. 1980-067, AP1698
Fonds title Fonds identifier Date digitized
  • February 23, 2012
  • This material may be protected by copyright. Personal use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Victoria is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from Special Collections and University Archives.
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