Victoria City Tour
Rockland Avenue

1955 Rockland Avenue was designed and built in 1910 by architect Samuel Maclure for Herbert Bowen, who named the house Rappahannock, likely after his birthplace in Virginia.

It is listed on the Victoria Heritage Registry.

Rappahannock is currently divided into rental apartments.

1595 Rockland Avenue, Rappahannock

1595 Rockland Avenue, Rappahannock

1595 Rockland Avenue, Rappahannock

1595 Rockland Avenue, Rappahannock

 

Here is a map showing the location of 1595 Rockland Avenue:


Additional Information About Rappahannock, 1595 Rockland Avenue:

A Brief History of 1595 Rockland Avenue

1955 Rockland Avenue was designed and built in 1910 by architect Samuel Maclure for Herbert Bowen, who named the house Rappahannock, likely after his birthplace in Virginia.

It is listed on the Victoria Heritage Registry.

At the time 1595 Rockland Avenue was built, Herbert Bowen was a prominent realtor in Victoria. He lived here until 1914, when he seems to have suffered financial difficulties following the severe worldwide recession of 1913. Later records show Herbert Bowen working as a clerk at the Strathcona Hotel in downtown Victoria.

Rappahannock was a single family home until 1954, when it was converted into 9 apartments by Maurice Troup.

It is still apartments today.

Here are links to some historic photos of 1595 Rockland Avenue:

 

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