Victoria City Tour
Cook Street – Dallas Road

15 Cook Street is an excellent example of the early 20th century Craftsman Bungalow style, built in 1913 for John Miller and Elizabeth Miller. It is on the City of Victoria Heritage Building Registry and was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995.

115 Cook Street, built in 1913 for John Miller and Elizabeth Miller.

15 Cook Street, built in 1913 for John Miller and Elizabeth Miller.

15 Cook Street, built in 1913 for John Miller and Elizabeth Miller.

15 Cook Street, built in 1913 for John Miller and Elizabeth Miller.

Here is a map showing the location of 15 Cook Street:

Additional Information About 15 Cook Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $1,391,000; Land $1,024,000 Buildings $367,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,090,000; Land $822,000 Buildings $268,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $901,000; Land $652,000 Buildings $249,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $919,000; Land $609,000 Buildings $310,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – listed in 1995
  • Victoria Heritage Foundation

A Brief History of 15 Cook Street

15 Cook Street was built in 1913 for John Miller and Elizabeth Miller. It was built during a period of prolific development in Victoria between 1907 and 1913, which was ended by a world wide recession which started in the summer of 1913.

It is an excellent example of the early 20th century Craftsman Bungalow style and was cited as such when it was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995. It is also Heritage Registered by the City of Victoria.

Among the characteristics of the Arts & Crafts and Craftsman Bungalow styles exemplified in the design of 15 Cook Street are:

  • deep overhanging eaves with large knee brackets
  • exposed rafter tails
  • stone piers on the front verandah
  • half-timbering in gable ends
  • second floor dormer

The design of 15 Cook Street is also notable for the front verandah with balustrade and low-curved beam which is also reflected in the enclosed upper sleeping porch on the second floor dormer.

For more history of 15 Cook Street, see this Victoria Heritage Foundation page.

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