Yates Street – 500 Block
533 Yates Street
533 Yates Street was built in 1887 as the warehouse and office of Boucherat & Co., Liquor Merchants.
It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Here is a map showing the location of 533 Yates Street:
Here is a Google Street View image of 533 Yates Street:
Additional Information About 533 Yates Street
- Assessed Value (July 2020): $2,194,000; Land $1,343,000 Buildings $851,000
- Assessed Value (July 2019): $2,428,000; Land $1,159,000 Buildings $1,269,000
- Assessed Value (July 2018): $2,250,000; Land $1,077,000 Buildings $1,173,000
- Assessed Value (July 2017): $2,079,000; Land $931,000 Buildings $1,148,000
- Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,820,000; Land $884,000 Buildings $936,000
- Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,714,000; Land $763,000 Buildings $951,000
- Canadian Register of Historic Places
A Brief History of 533 Yates Street
533 Yates Street was built in 1887 as a warehouse and office for Boucherat & Co., Liquor Merchants. Soon after the building was finished, Boucherat & Co. became Pither & Leiser, which continued to operate a wholesale liquor business in this building.
Pither & Leiser outgrew this building and built the adjacent building at 535 Yates Street in 1900 as its new warehouse and office.
We will be adding more history of this building in the near future.
Here are links to some historic photos of 533 Yates Street:
- BC Archives photo C-08998 – 533 Yates Street and 535 Yates Street, circa 1900
- BC Archives photo D-05679 – February 1916 following blizzard. 535 Yates Street is also shown.
- City of Victoria Archives photo M05553 – 1960
Here are two other downtown Victoria buildings associated with the firm of Pither & Leiser:
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