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1249 Rockland Avenue was built in 1888 as a residence for Robert Ward, who also commissioned the Temple Building at 519-525 Fort Street by architect Samuel Maclure, The design of 1249 Rockland Avenue is attributed to architect Thomas Charles Sorby. The contractors were George Mesher and his son George Charles Mesher.
Here is a map showing the location of 1249 Rockland Avenue:
Additional Information About 1249 Rockland Avenue
- Assessed Value (July 2017): $2,711,000; Land $2,153,000; Buildings $558,000
- Assessed Value (July 2016): $2,287,000; Land $1,922,000; Buildings $365,000
- Victoria Heritage Foundation
- Victoria Hallmark Society
A Brief History of 1249 Rockland Avenue
1249 Rockland Avenue was the Collegiate School between 1903-1912 and St. George’s School For Girls between 1913 and 1928.
Here are links to some historic photos of 1249 Rockland Avenue:
- BC Archives photo PDP02946 – the site circa 1879
- BC Archives photo C-08880 – circa 1889
- BC Archives photo A-02526 – Robert Ward circa 1890
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