Broad Street – 1400 Block
1420 Broad Street
This building at 1420 Broad Street was built in 1907 by architect Francis Rattenbury as an office and warehouse for the Brackman-Ker Milling Company. It is currently a broadcasting facility owned by Rogers Communications, which houses Victoria’s CTV affiliate, CIVI, and radio stations KOOL-FM (107.3 FM) and C-FAX 1070 (1070 AM).
The building is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Here is a map showing the location of 1420 Broad Street:
Here is a Google Street View image of 1420 Broad Street:
Additional Information About 1420 Broad Street
- Assessed Value (July 2019): $11,425,000; Land $3,650,000 Buildings $7,775,000
- Assessed Value (July 2018): $11,731,000; Land $3,989,000 Buildings $7,742,000
- Assessed Value (July 2017): $10,824,000; Land $2,984,000 Buildings $7,840,000
- Assessed Value (July 2016): $10,079,000; Land $1,143,000 Buildings $7,789,000
- Assessed Value (July 2015): $8,932,000; Land $1,143,000 Buildings $7,789,000
- Assessed Value (July 2014): $8,856,000; Land $1,222,000 Buildings $7,634,000
- Canadian Register of Historic Places
A Brief History of 1420 Broad Street
This building at 1420 Broad Street was built in 1907 by architect Francis Rattenbury for the Brackman-Ker Milling Company.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Company was a prominent firm in Victoria business in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was formed in 1877 by Henry Brackman. In 1882, David Russell Ker became Brackman’s business partner.
In 1889 Brackman-Kerr Milling Company built a warehouse at 1407 Government Street. In 1907 the company built this building as its head office and warehouse.
After the Brackman-Ker Milling Company left this location, this building became a commercial building. For many decades it was a furniture store.
The building is currently used as a broadcasting facility by Rogers Communications. The broadcasting operations include Victoria’s CTV affiliate, CIVI, and two radio stations: KOOL FM (107.3) and C-FAX (1070).
Here are links to some historic photographs of 1420 Broad Street:
Here are links to some Historic Advertisements and other historical information connected to the Brackman-Ker Milling Company and other previous occupants of 1420 Broad Street:
510-512 Fort Street – the Ker Block
Francis Rattenbury also built 1420 Broad Street for the Brackman-Ker Milling Company.
1910 Advertisement For The Brackman-Ker Milling Company, 1420 Broad Street
This 1910 advertisement for the Brackman-Ker Milling Company, which had its offices and warehouse at 1420 Broad Street, shows the company’s mill at what was then called the Outer Wharf, but which is now Ogden Point, where cruise ships dock while visiting Victoria.
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