Downtown Victoria Tour

Fort Street – 500 Block / Wharf Street – 1100 Block

500-506 Fort Street / 1101 Wharf Street

500 Fort Street was built in the 1860’s by architect Richard Lewis for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, which used it as their lodge hall until 1878, when the I.O.O.F. moved to their current building, designed by John Teague, at 1313 Douglas Street.

500 Fort Street has been occupied by The Keg restaurant since the early 1970’s. It was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1975.

500 Fort Street, built in 1863 by architect Richard Lewis for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

500 Fort Street, built in 1863 by architect Richard Lewis for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of 500 Fort Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 500 Fort Street:

Additional Information About 500 Fort Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2020): $3,572,000; Land $2,010,000 Buildings $1,562,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2019): $4,235,000; Land $2,684,000 Buildings $1,551,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $3,090,000; Land $1,569,000 Buildings $1,521,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $2,944,000; Land $1,381,000 Buildings $1,563,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $2,652,000; Land $1,047,000 Buildings $1,605,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $2,546,000; Land $943,000 Buildings $1,603,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of 500 Fort Street

500 Fort Street was built in the 1860’s by architect Richard Lewis for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, which used it as their lodge hall until 1878, when the I.O.O.F. moved to their current building, designed by John Teague, at 1313 Douglas Street.

500 Fort Street has been occupied by The Keg restaurant since the early 1970’s. It was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Here are links to some historic photographs of 500 Fort Street:

Independent Order of Odd Fellows building, 1313 Douglas Street

Independent Order of Odd Fellows building, 1313 Douglas Street

1313 Douglas Street – I.O.O.F. Hall

In 1878 the Independent Order of Odd Fellows moved from their hall at 500 Fort Street to their new hall at 1313 Douglas Street.

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