This building is the Chief Factor’s House. Imagine walking into the fort from the south gates, this is what you would first see, the cannons and the house of power. It was a form of intimidation and showing who was in charge. Known to the workers as the Big House, Chief Factor John Mcloughlin and his family lived on the west side, while Chief Trader John Dease (or James Douglas), and his family lived on the east side. John Mcloughlin worked as the Chief Factor for the Hudson Bay Company at Fort Vancouver. James Douglas was a Canadian American business man.
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