Fonds PR-176 - Fred Quick fonds

Saanich Municipal Hall in Royal Oak, 1911 Original Quick farmhouse Saanich Municipal Hall under construction, 1911 St. Michael and All Angels Church interior, West Saanich Road Royal Oak Postman, Bob Cuddy Royal Oak Postman Bob Cuddy, Royal Oak Inn W.J. Quick at the Royal Oak Hotel Second Quick family farmhouse Quayle's barn under construction Hunters at the Quick farm
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PR-176

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Fred Quick fonds

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  • [191-] (Creation)

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12 photographs

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Fred and William Quick were born in New Zealand, immigrating to Vancouver Island in 1889. They were involved in the dairy business and owned the first purebred herd of Jersey cows. They bought 150 acres at West Saanich and Wilkinson Roads, and farmed for 35 years. Frederick became very involved in the public sector, becoming Reeve of Saanich in 1908, 1909 and 1913. Both brothers were instrumental in building the Municipal Hall at 4512 West Saanich Road. In 1909, William married Esther Carmichael, Esther was a founding member of the Royal Oak Women's Institute. They were involved in building the Royal Oak Community Hall. Quick's Bottom was once part of the Quick farmland that is now a 33 acre wildlife sanctuary purchased by the Saanich municipality in 1969.

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Received by Saanich Archives ca.1980.

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Fonds consists of early photographs of Saanich, especially the Royal Oak area, including Reeve Quick at the Royal Oak Inn, the Quick farmhouse, and the second Saanich Municipal Hall under construction in 1911.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1980-007

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