Downtown Victoria Tour
Fort Street – 500 Block / Langley Street
525 Fort Street – the Temple Building

The Temple Building was designed and built in 1893 by architect Samuel Maclure for Robert Ward & Company. It is considered Samuel Maclure’s finest commercial building design.

The Temple Building is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

The Temple Building, 525 Fort Street, designed by Samuel Maclure in 1893 for Robert Ward (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of the Temple Building, 525 Fort Street:

Additional Information About 525 Fort Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,594,000; Land $899,000 Buildings $695,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1.483,000; Land $765,000 Buildings $718,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of the Temple Building, 525 Fort Street

The Temple Building was designed and built in 1893 by architect Samuel Maclure for Robert Ward & Company. It is considered Samuel Maclure’s finest commercial building design.

The Temple Building is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

Here are some links to historic photos:

The photos below show some of the original exterior decorative detail on the Temple Building:

Decorative detail from the Temple Building, 525 Fort Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)
Decorative detail from the Temple Building, 525 Fort Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)
Architectural detail on the Temple Building, 525 Fort Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)
Architectural detail on the Temple Building, 525 Fort Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)
Architectural detail on the Temple Building, 525 Fort Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

 

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