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    Five years after gold was first discovered in the surrounding mountains, the Rossland Camp became a boom town! Hundreds of claims had been staked, investors were assured that the quantity and quality of the gold deposits warranted the expenses of underground mine development, mining companies were created and the stock markets of London and New York were extremely busy.  In 1895, the population exploded and a building construction frenzy was underway.

    Wooden structures were rapidly built to accommodate the workers and provide the necessary shops and offices to serve the growing population. Institutional buildings such as schools, churches, fire halls, court houses and entertainment venues, quickly followed and by 1900 Rossland had the appearance of a well developed and serviced City with a population of over 7,000 citizens.     
    Today, Rossland’s Heritage Buildings are those still remaining, in situ, that were primarily constructed in the early part of the gold mining era (which extended to 1929 when commercial mining ceased).  Three disastrous fires, in 1902, 1927 and 1929 have destroyed many of the original buildings on Columbia Avenue and Spokane Street but a number do remain - visual reminders of a Downtown that was once the thriving business and social hub of the City and the surrounding area.
    See “Rossland’s Official Heritage Register - Buildings” below.
Click on a Building name below to see the full details.

 Building  Date of Construction
Location
Miners’ Union Hall
Kamloops Mining and Drilling Co.
Lemon Block
Burns Block
Hunter Brothers Store
Bank of Montreal
Post Office
Jordan Block
Stone Block
Lalonde & Rodier Block
W.K Power and Light Building
Wallace Building
Montreal Hotel
Velvet Block
Court House
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Hoffman House
Collins Hotel
Bodega Hotel
Liquor Store
Agnew & Co.
Glazan Block
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Munn’s Bakery
Bellevue Hotel
Rossland City Hall/ Fire Hall
Drill Hall
West Kootenay Substation
Rossland/Trail Golf Clubhouse

1898
1895 or 1896
1895
1905
1905
1898/99
1903
1898-1901
1897
1896
1895
1899
1896
1896/1897
1901
1915
1896
1896
1896/97
1896
1900
1902
1898
1902
1897
1900
1904
1898
1927
 
1765 Columbia Avenue
1854 Columbia Avenue
1841 Columbia Avenue
1973 Columbia Avenue
1990 Columbia Avenue
2004 Columbia Avenue
2096 Columbia Avenue
2014- 2110 Columbia Avenue
2105 Columbia Avenue
2116, 2118, 2132 & 2140 Columbia
2127-2120 Columbia Avenue
2167 Columbia Avenue
2196 Columbia Avenue
2197 Columbia Avenue
2288 Columbia Avenue
2414 Columbia Avenue
2044 Washington Street
2038 Washington Street
2054 Washington Street
2063 Washington Street
2253 Washington Street
1916 First Avenue
2100 First Avenue
1999 Second Avenue
2003 Second Avenue
2115 Queen Street
2095 Monte Christo Street
1817 Planer Street
953 Redstone Drive 

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Columbia Ave. c.1895/96
North Side, West of Spokane St.