These buildings at 502-508 Discovery Street, on the north east corner of the intersection of Discovery Street and Store Street, were originally built in 1901 by architect Francis M. Rattenbury for the B.C. Electric Railway Company, which produced Victoria’s electric power and also ran Victoria’s street car system. These buildings were used as the street car storage and maintenance depot.

These buildings were listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995.

502-508 Discovery Street, built in 1901 by architect Francis Rattenbury for the B.C. Electric Railway Company, which used this building as its street car depot.

502-508 Discovery Street, built in 1901 by architect Francis Rattenbury for the B.C. Electric Railway Company, which used this building as its street car depot.

502 Discovery Street, built in 1901 by architect Francis Rattenbury for the B.C. Electric Railway Company, which used this building as its street car depot.

502 Discovery Street, built in 1901 by architect Francis Rattenbury for the B.C. Electric Railway Company, which used this building as its street car depot.

Additional Information About 502-508 Discovery Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $3,991,000; Land $2,916,000 Buildings $1,075,000
  • Assessed  Value (July 2014): $3,990,000; Land $2,755,000 Buildings $1,235,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – listed in 1995

A Brief History of 502-508 Discovery Street

This building at 502-508 Discovery Street, on the north east corner of the intersection of Discovery Street and Store Street, was originally built in 1901 by architect Francis M. Rattenbury for the B.C. Electric Railway Company, which produced Victoria’s electric power and also ran Victoria’s street car transit system. This buildings were used as the street car storage and maintenance depot.

These buildings were listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Here are some historic photos of these buildings and of Victoria’s street cars:

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