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1218 Langley Street – Chancery Chambers

The Chancery Chambers at 1218 Langley Street was built in 1905 by architect Francis Rattenbury for J.H. McGregor, who rented office space in the building to lawyers and law firms. Between 1889 and 1963 the B.C. Provincial Courts were located in the adjacent building at 28 Bastion Square so this was an ideal location for law firms to locate their offices.

Chancery Chambers, 1218 Langley Street. Built by architect Francis Rattenbury in 1905 for J.H. McGregor, who rented out space in the building as lawyers' offices. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of the Chancery Chambers, 1218 Langley Street:

The location of the B.C. Provincial Courts in Bastion Square influenced late 19th and early 20th century development in this area. Other buildings nearby that were originally built as lawyers offices include the Law Chambers at 43-47 Bastion Square and 1118 Langley Street, 50-56 Bastion Square (now Rebar) and 69 Bastion Square.

Additional Information About Chancery Chambers, 1218 Langley Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1.567,000; Land $861,000 Buildings $706,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1.551,000; Land $742,000 Buildings $809,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $1.529,000; Land $701,000 Buildings $828,000

A Brief History of the Chancery Chambers, 1218 Langley Street

Here are links to some historic photos of 1218 Langley Street:

The Chancery Chambers at 1218 Langley Street was built in 1905 by architect Francis Rattenbury for J.H. McGregor, who rented office space in the building to lawyers and law firms. Between 1889 and 1963 the B.C. Provincial Courts were located in the adjacent building at 28 Bastion Square so this was an ideal location for law firms to locate their offices.

The location of the B.C. Provincial Courts in Bastion Square influenced late 19th and early 20th century development in this area. Other buildings nearby that were originally built as lawyers offices include the Law Chambers at 43-47 Bastion Square and 1118 Langley Street, 50-56 Bastion Square (now Rebar) and 69 Bastion Square.

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