Downtown Victoria Tour

Quadra Street – 1600 Block

1612 Quadra Street

1612 Quadra Street was built in 1912 by Sand’s Funeral Homes for its funeral directors business. Sands left this building when it built its new location at 1803 Quadra Street in 1932.

1612 Quadra Street is now The Rosedale Manor apartments.

1608 Quadra Street, built in 1912 as a funeral director's office. It is now apartments. (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours Inc.)

1612 Quadra Street, built in 1912 as a funeral director’s office. It is now apartments. (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours Inc.)

Here is a map showing the location of 1612 Quadra Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 1612 Quadra Street:

Additional Information About 1612 Quadra Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $1,243,000; Land $886,000; Buildings $357,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $1,087,000; Land $724,000; Buildings $363,000

A Brief History of 1612 Quadra Street

1612 Quadra Street was built in 1912 by Sand’s Funeral Home for its funeral business. The original did not extend as far west as the current building does so an addition was obviously built on. We will look for the date of the addition.

In 1932 Sand Funeral Chapel built its current location at 1803 Quadra Street (two blocks north on Quadra Street), designed by architect C. Elwood Watkins.

After Sand’s moved from this building in 1932, this building was converted into apartments and retains that configuration today. It is now The Rosedale Manor apartments

Here are links to some historic photos of 1612 Quadra Street:

1933 advertisement for Fred C. carter Funeral Home, 1612 Quadra Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1933 advertisement for Fred C. Carter Funeral Home, 1612 Quadra Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

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