Royal Trust Building (1963)

1061 Fort Street

Architect: John Di Castri
Muralist: Andres Salgo

This was the only serious attempt to create an office block version of Victoria's residential walk-up, a popular apartment and motel building form of the 1950s. On the East and West sides the offices open onto external balustraded galleries at each level. Also unusual, and the subject of some debate when built, were the North and South windowless slab walls. These were decorated with mosaic tile murals depicting the historic and modern industries of British Columbia, by Mexican artist Andres Salgo.