Downtown Victoria Tour

Broad Street – 1300 Block

1320-1322 Broad Street – Duck’s Building

The Duck’s Building was built in 1892 by architect William Tuff Whiteway for Simeon Duck (1843-1905) who used the main floor for his carriage making business while renting out space on the upper floors. This building is on City of Victoria Heritage Register and is an excellent example of a late 19th century downtown Victoria commercial building.

The Duck’s Building was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995.

The Duck's Building, 1314-1322 Broad Street, built in 1892 for Simeon Duck (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of the Duck’s Building, 1314-1322 Broad Street:

Additional Information About The Duck Building

For tax assessment purposes, the Duck Building is legally amalgamated with the adjacent building at 1330 Broad Street / 615-625 Johnson Street:

  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $4,790,000; Land $3,031,000 Buildings $1,759,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $4,462,000; Land $2,612,000 Buildings $1,850,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $4,538,000; Land $2,469,000 Buildings $2,069,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – listed in 1995

A Brief History of the Duck’s Building, 1314-1322 Broad Street

The Duck’s Building was built in 1892 by architect William Tuff Whiteway for Simeon Duck (1843-1905) who used the main floor for his carriage making business while renting out space on the upper floors.

One of the first occupants was the Knights of Pythias lodge (Simeon Duck was a member) which occupied the top floor.

The Duck’s Building was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995.

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