Downtown Victoria Tour
Bastion Square / Langley Street
43-47 Bastion Square & 1118 Langley Street – Law Chambers

The Law Chambers building at 43-47 Bastion Square and 1118 Langley Street was built in 1901 by architect Francis Rattenbury for F.J. Schofield, who wanted a building in which he could rent office space to lawyers.

The Law Chambers, 43-47 Bastion Square and 1118 Langley Street, built in 1901 by architect Francis Rattenbury for F.J. Schofield

The Law Chambers, 43-47 Bastion Square and 1118 Langley Street, built in 1901 by architect Francis Rattenbury for F.J. Schofield

Several late 19th and early 20th century buildings in this vicinity were originally built as lawyers’ offices or included some space intended for rental as lawyers’ offices. At that time the B.C. Provincial Court was at 28-30 Bastion Square so there was a sound business case for developers in building office space immediately adjacent to the B.C. Provincial Court to rent to lawyers and other professions which conducted business in the courts.

Other buildings in this immediate area which were originally built as lawyers’ offices include 50-56 Bastion Square, 69 Bastion Square and Chancery Chambers, 1218 Langley Street.

Additional Information About the Law Chambers, 43-47 Bastion Square

  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $2,333,000; Land $1,165,000 Buildings  $1,168,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $2,329,000; Land $1,139,000 Buildings  $1,190,000

A Brief History of the Law Chambers, 43-47 Bastion Square

Here are links to some historic photos of this building:

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