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Store Street – 1400 Block

1415-1425 Store Street

1415-1425 Store Street was built in 1883 by owner Giacomo Bossi as an extension of the adjacent building which Giacomo Bossi owned at 1405-1413 Store Street / 530-540 Johnson Street.

It has become known to architectural historians as the Scott & Peden Building. named for early tenants Scott & Peden, whose painted sign is still visible below the roofline. Scott & Peden occupied this building circa 1899 until 1913, when the company built a new warehouse nearby at 1601-1613 Store Street, now Swan’s Hotel.

This building was formally recognized by the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1990 and was listed in 2006.

1415-1425 Store Street, built circa 1896.

1415-1425 Store Street, built in 1883.

Here is a map showing the location of 1415-1425 Store Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 1415-1425 Store Street:

Additional Information About the Scott & Peden Building, 1415-1425 Store Street

1415-1425 Store Street is legally consolidated into Market Square, 560 Johnson Street.

  • Assessed Value of Market Square complex (July 2018): $19,177,000; Land $11.196,000 Buildings $7.981,000
  • Assessed Value of Market Square complex (July 2017): $18,338,000; Land $10.155,000 Buildings $8.223,000
  • Assessed Value of Market Square complex (July 2015): $16,337,000; Land $7.999,000 Buildings $8.338,000
  • Assessed Value of Market Square complex (July 2014): $15,753,000; Land $7.567,000 Buildings $8.186,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – recognized in 1990, listed in 2006.

A Brief History of the Scott & Peden Building, 1415-1425 Store Street

1415-1425 Store Street was built in 1883 by owner Giacomo Bossi as an extension of the adjacent building which Giacomo Bossi owned at 1405-1413 Store Street / 530-540 Johnson Street.

It has become known to architectural historians as the Scott & Peden Building. named for early tenants Scott & Peden, whose painted sign is still visible below the roofline. Scott & Peden occupied this building until 1913, when the company built a new warehouse nearby at 1601-1613 Store Street, now Swan’s Hotel.

This building was formally recognized by the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1990 and was listed in 2006.

Here are links to some historic photographs of 1415-1425 Store Street:

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