Downtown Victoria Tour

Wharf Street – 1200 Block

1202-1214 Wharf Street – Hartwig Court

1202-1214 Wharf Street was originally built in 1882 by architect Hermann Otto Tiedemann as a commercial building for Roderick Finlayson.

It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Finlayson Building.

1202-1214 Wharf Street, built in 1882 by architect H.O. Tiedemann for Roderick Findlayson

1202-1214 Wharf Street, built in 1882 by architect H.O. Tiedemann for Roderick Findlayson

Here is a map showing the location of 1202-1214 Wharf Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 1202-1214 Wharf Street:

The rear of the Finlayson Building was designed for access  to the Inner Harbour. It takes advantage of the slope to create three storeys overlooking the Inner Harbour while there is only a single level evident on Wharf Street.

Additional Information About 1202-1214 Wharf Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $8,205,000; Land $3,296,000; Buildings $4,909,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $7,460,000; Land $2,522,000; Buildings $4,938,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $7,416,000; Land $2,016,000; Buildings $5,400,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of 1202-1214 Wharf Street

1202-1214 was originally built in 1882 by architect Hermann Otto Tiedemann for Roderick Finlayson.

It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Finlayson Building.

Here are links to some historic photographs of 1202-1214 Wharf Street:

Here are links to some Historic Advertisements placed by businesses operating in 1202-1214 Wharf Street over the years:

1909 advertisement for E.B. Marvin & Co., Ship Chandlers, 1206 Wharf Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1909 advertisement for E.B. Marvin & Co., Ship Chandlers, 1206 Wharf Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1909 Advertisement For E.B. Marvin & Co., Ship Chandlers

E.B. Marvin & Co. was a significant downtown Victoria business in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

It was located at 1202 Wharf Street.

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