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Fort Street – 500 Block

512 Fort Street – the Ker Block

512 Fort Street was designed and built in 1909 by architect Francis Rattenbury as an investment property for David Russell Ker (1862-1923).

It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Ker Block.

The ker Block, 512 Fort Street, built in 1909 by architect Francis Rattenbury for David Russel Ker (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of the Ker Block at 512 Fort Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 516 Fort Street:

Additional Information About the Ker Block, 512 Fort Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $1,663,000; Land $802,000 Buildings $861,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $1,549,000; Land $737,000 Buildings $812,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,368,000; Land $726,000 Buildings $642,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,288,000; Land $626,000 Buildings $662,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of 512 Fort Street

512 Fort Street was designed and built in 1909 by architect Francis Rattenbury as an investment property for David Russell Ker (1862-1923).

It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Ker Block.

Here are some other downtown Victoria buildings built for David Russell Ker and the Brackman-Ker Milling Company.

1407 Government Street (right), built in 1889, and 1411 Government Street (left), built in 1891. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

1407 Government Street (right), built in 1889, and 1411 Government Street (left), built in 1891.(photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

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