ARCHITECTURE in BC tells a story of material growth and expanding commercial networks.
Pre-colonial structures were constrained by the limits of technology and materials, as exhibited in the massive timber framed "big houses" of aboriginal peoples (see ARCHITECTURE, ABORIGINAL). A similar use of materials is found in the restored HBCtrading posts at FORT ST JAMES (1806) and FORT LANGLEY (1827) and at the HBC farms such as CRAIGFLOWER (1856) on VANCOUVER ISLAND....
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