Downtown Victoria Tour

Fort Street – 500 Block

506 Fort Street

506 Fort Street was built in 1902 by architect J.C.M. Keith for Arthur Edward Kent, who used it for his Pacific Transfer Company.

The building is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Pacific Transfer Building.

506-508 Fort Street, built in 1902 by architect J.C.M. Keith for the Pacific Transfer Company (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

506-508 Fort Street, built in 1902 by architect J.C.M. Keith for the Pacific Transfer Company (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of 506 Fort Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 506 Fort Street:

Additional Information About 506 Fort Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2019): $3,660,000; Land $1,094,000 Buildings $2,566,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $2,858,000; Land $1,023,000 Buildings $1,835,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $2,448,000; Land $981,000 Buildings $1,467,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,806,000; Land $966,000 Buildings $840,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,200,000; Land $833,000 Buildings $367,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of 506 Fort Street

506 Fort Street was built in 1902 by architect J.C.M. Keith for Arthur Edward Kent, who used it for his Pacific Transfer Company. It was originally a two storey building with a third storey added later, circa 1920.

The building is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Pacific Transfer Building.

By 1918 the building was occupied by the Victoria Baggage Company, which used it as its office and warehouse. In 1921 the Victoria Baggage Company built the adjacent building at 510 Fort Street, which it then moved into.

Here are links to some historic photographs:

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