Downtown Victoria Tour

Quadra Street

St. John the Divine Anglican Church was designed in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada.

St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street. Built in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada.

St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street. Built in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada.

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A Brief History of St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street

St. John the Divine Anglican Church was designed in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada.

The church was financed largely through the sale of the present site of The Hudson, 1701 Douglas Street. An Anglican Church had stood on that site since 1860. In 1912, the Hudson’s Bay Company purchased the Anglican Church land at the north east corner of Douglas Street and Fisgard Street as the site of its planned department store. The purchase price was $140,000, which financed the construction of St, John the Divine Anglican Church.

In 1973 a small apartment building for seniors’ housing was built by architect Alan Hodgson on church land to the immediate north of the church building. The 1973 addition also included an enclosed garden area.

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St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street. Built in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada.

St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street. Built in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada.

 

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