Downtown Victoria Tour

Broad Street – 1400 Block

1407-1411 Broad Street

This building was built in 1906 by John Meston for his carriage repair and blacksmithing business. John Meston’s Carriage Factory had been on this site since 1889 and this building replaced an earlier structure used by Meston’s Carriage Factory.

The building is now used for parking. It is listed on the City of Victoria Heritage Register.

1407-1411 Broad Street. Originally built by John Meston for his carriage making and blacksmith business.

1407-1411 Broad Street. Originally built by John Meston for his carriage making and blacksmith business.

1407-1411 Broad Street. Originally built by John Meston for his carriage making and blacksmith business.

1407-1411 Broad Street. Originally built by John Meston for his carriage making and blacksmith business.

Here is a map showing the location of 1407-1411 Broad Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 1407-1411 Broad Street:

Additional Information About 1407-1411 Broad Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $2,423,000; Land $1,628,000 Buildings $795,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $2,009,000; Land $1,191,000 Buildings $818,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,821,000; Land $992,000 Buildings $829,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,648,000; Land $833,000 Buildings $815,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $1,722,000; Land $911,000 Buildings $811,000

A Brief History of 1407-1411 Broad Street

This building was built in 1906 by John Meston for his carriage repair and blacksmithing business. John Meston’s Carriage Factory had been on this site since 1889 and this building replaced an earlier structure used by Meston’s Carriage Factory.

As automobiles replaced horse drawn carriages, John Meston converted his business into an automobile repair and body shop.

John Meston also served as an Alderman on Victoria City Council.

The building is now used for parking. It is listed on the City of Victoria Heritage Register.

Here are some links to historic photographs of 1407-1411 Broad Street:

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