Downtown Victoria Tour

Government Street – 1400 Block

1407 Government Street

This three storey building at 1407 Government Street is now a mixed use strata building with one commercial strata unit on the main level and two residential strata units each of the upper two floors.

It was originally built in 1889 as a warehouse by the Brackman-Ker Milling Company, which used it until the early 20th century.

1407 Government Street (right), built in 1889, and 1411 Government Street (left), built in 1891.

1407 Government Street (right), built in 1889, and 1411 Government Street (left), built in 1891.

Here is a map showing the location of 1407 Government Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 1407 Government Street:

Additional Information About 1407 Government Street

1407 Government Street has been redeveloped into commercial strata units on the main floor (at street level) with 4 residential strata units (2 units on each of the two upper floors). The tax assessment values are shown below:

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): 2 Commercial Strata Units $568,000 / $686,000; 4 Residential Strata Units ranging between $388,900 and $588,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): 2 Commercial Strata Units $564,000 / $680,000; 4 Residential Strata Units ranging between $325,400 and $491,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): Commercial Strata Unit $533,000; Residential Strata Units ranging between $259,700 and $405,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): Commercial Strata Unit $528,000; Residential Strata Units ranging between $255,200 and $397,000

A Brief History of 1407 Government Street

This three storey building at 1407 Government Street is now a mixed use strata building with commercial strata units on the main level and two residential strata units each of the upper two floors.

It was originally built in 1889 as a warehouse by the Brackman-Ker Milling Company, which used it until the early 20th century.

In 1907, the Brackman-Ker Milling Company built a new building at 1414-1420 Broad Street, one block east, and moved all its downtown Victoria operations to the new Broad Street location.

Here are links to some historic photographs of 1407 Government Street:

Here are more buildings and history associated with David Russell Ker and the Brackman-Ker Milling Company:

1414-1420 Broad Street, built in 1907 by architect Francis Rattenbury for the Brackman-Ker Milling Company

1414-1420 Broad Street, built in 1907 by architect Francis Rattenbury for the Brackman-Ker Milling Company

1420 Broad Street

1420 Broad Street was built in 1907 by architect Francis Rattenbury for the Brackman-Ker Milling Company, which moved its offices and warehouse here from 1107 Government Street.

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The Ker Block, 512-514 Fort Street. Designed by architect Francis Rattenbury in 1909 for David Russel Ker (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

The Ker Block, 512-514 Fort Street. Designed by architect Francis Rattenbury in 1909 for David Russel Ker (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

512-514 Fort Street – the Ker Block

512-514 Fort Street was designed and built in 1909 by architect Francis Rattenbury as an investment property for David Russell Ker, owner of the Brackman-Ker Milling Company.

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1910 advertisement for B&K Rolled Oats, made by the Brackman-Ker Milling Co., whose head office was at 1420 Broad Street in downtown Victoria. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1910 advertisement for B&K Rolled Oats, made by the Brackman-Ker Milling Co., whose head office was at 1420 Broad Street in downtown Victoria. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

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