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Airport Northwest Camp Gate

Airport Northwest Camp Gate

The Airport Northwest Camp Gate consists of two square concrete gate posts situated on the north side of the Victoria International Airport, adjacent to Mills Road. The gate posts originally marked the entryway to the Northwest Camp of the Patricia Bay Royal Canadian Air Force Station Operations Training Facility. The design of the Airport Northwest Camp Gate exemplifies a regimented functionality and the emerging modernistic styles of the 1940s. With their square shape, pyramidal tops, chamfered corners and incised lines on the top portion, these commemorative gate posts reflect the abandonment of traditional architectural motifs and a reliance on pure form and unadorned surfaces. Recessed areas on each of the gateposts once featured name plaques.

Character Defining Elements

  • Form, scale and massing as expressed by two cast concrete square columns with iron gate hinge pins;
  • Minimal functional design such as a smooth surface with double incised lines at the top sections of the gate, pyramidal top and chamfered corners and recessed areas which formerly featured name plaques.
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