Tiedemann, Hermann Otto

TIEDEMANN, Hermann Otto, architect (b 1821, Berlin, Germany; d 12 Sept 1891, Victoria). Educated in Germany, he arrived on VANCOUVER ISLAND in 1858 and became the colony's first professional ARCHITECT. He designed the first LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS, the so-called Birdcages, which were in use from 1864 to 1898, as well as many other prominent buildings in VICTORIA. He was also a surveyor and from 1862 to 1864 was engaged in building the ill-fated road from BUTE INLET to FORT ALEXANDRIA promoted by...

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