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Langley Street – 1000 Block

1007-1011 Langley Street – the Promis Block

The Promis Block at 1007-1011 Langley Street / 1006-1010 Government Street was built in 1905 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for Oscar Promis of the Promis Estate Company of San Jose, California.

It is currently occupied by Kilshaw’s Auctioneers.

The Promis Block extends the width of the block between Langley Street and Government Street and also has street frontage at 1006-1010 Government Street. It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Promise Block [note: this is a mistake. It should be Promis Block].

The Langley Street facade of the Promis Block, 1007-1011 Langley Street and 1006-1010 Government Street. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing)

Here’s a map showing the location of 1007 Langley Street.

Here is a Google Street View image of 1007 Langley Street:

The Promis Block extends the width of the block between Langley Street and Government Street and also has street frontage at 1006-1010 Government Street.

The Promis Block, 1006-1010 Government Street, (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing)

Additional Information About 1007 Langley Street / 1006-1010 Government Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $7,472,000; Land $6,140,000; Buildings $1,332,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $6,857,000; Land $5,420,000; Buildings $1,437,000

A Brief History of 1007 Langley Street / 1006-1010 Government Street

The Promis Block at 1007-1011 Langley Street / 1006-1010 Government Street was built in 1905 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for Oscar Promis of the Promis Estate Company of San Jose, California.

It was recently occupied by Kilshaw’s Auctioneers between 2016 and April 2019.

The Promis Block extends the width of the block between Langley Street and Government Street and also has street frontage at 1006-1010 Government Street.

It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Promise Block [note: this is a mistake. It should be Promis Block].

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