Downtown Victoria Tour

Government Street – 1000 Block / Fort Street – 600 Block
1023 Government Street

1023 Government Street dates from 1861, making it one of downtown Victoria’s oldest surviving buildings. For most of its early years it was used as the Brown Jug Saloon.

It is now Birks jewelers.

 

Here is a map showing the location of 1023 Government Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 1023 Government Street:

Additional Information About 1023 Government Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $3,411,000; Land $1,212,000; Buildings $2,199,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $2,638,000; Land $1,188,000; Buildings $1,450,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $2,563,000; Land $1,129,000; Buildings $1,434,000

 

A Brief History of 1023 Government Street

1023 Government Street dates from 1861, making it one of downtown Victoria’s oldest surviving buildings. For most of its early years it was used as the Brown Jug Saloon.

It is now Birks jewelers.

Here are links to some historic photos of 1023 Government Street:

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