Downtown Victoria Tour

Wharf Street – 1200 Block

1244-1252 Wharf Street

This building at 1244-1252 Wharf Street, at the intersection of Wharf Street and Yates Street, was originally built in 1882 by architect John Teague for James Yates, a leading landowner in 19th century Victoria. It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Yates Block.

Architect John Teague also designed major additions to the building in 1892 and 1896, bringing it to its present dimensions.

1244-1252 Yates Street, originally built in 1882 architect John Teague with subsequent additions in 1892 and 1896.

1244-1252 Wharf Street, originally built in 1882 architect John Teague with subsequent additions in 1892 and 1896.

1244-1252 Wharf Street, originally built in 1882 architect John Teague with subsequent additions in 1892 and 1896.

1244-1252 Wharf Street, originally built in 1882 architect John Teague with subsequent additions in 1892 and 1896.

Here is a map showing the location of 1244-1252 Wharf Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 1244-1252 Wharf Street:

Additional Information About 1244-1252 Wharf Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $2.504,000; Land $1,093,000; Buildings $1,411,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $2.319,000; Land $835,000; Buildings $1,484,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $2.125,000; Land $568,000; Buildings $1,557,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of 1244-1252 Wharf Street    

1244-1252 Yates Street is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Yates Block.

It was built in 1881 by architect John Teague for James Yates, a major landowner in 19th century Victoria; Yates Street is named for James Yates.

John Teague also designed a major addition to the building in 1896, bringing the building to its current dimensions.

Over its first four decades, 1244-1252 Yates Street was used an office and warehouse by the Turner, Beeton Company, a dry goods wholesaler and manufacturer.

Here are links to some historic photos of 1244-1252 Wharf Street:

We will be adding more to this page in the near future.

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