Downtown Victoria Tour

Yates Street – 500 Block

535 Yates Street

535 Yates Street was designed and built in 1899-1900 by architect Thomas Hooper as a warehouse and office for Pither & Leiser, Liquor Merchants, which wanted this new building as a replacement for the adjacent building the company had outgrown at 533 Yates Street,

535 Yates Street is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

535 Yates Street, built in 1900 and now listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places

Here is a map showing the location of 535 Yates Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 535 Yates Street:

Additional Information About 535 Yates Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $4,596,000; Land $1,809,000 Buildings $2,787,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $4,192,000; Land $3,664,000 Buildings $528,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $3,963,000; Land $3,408,000 Buildings $555,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $3,537,000; Land $2,972,000 Buildings $565,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of 535 Yates Street

Here are links to some historic photos of 535 Yates Street:

We will be adding more history in the near future.

Pither & Leiser is the only historic Victoria company to be associated with three heritage buildings. here are the other buildings associated with Pither & Leiser:

533 Yates Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

533 Yates Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

533 Yates Street

Pither & Leiser occupied 533 Yates Street before building a larger warehouse and office next door at 535 Yates Street in 1900.

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1019 Wharf Street, built in 1906 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for Pither & Leiser, a liquor and wine wholesaler and importer.

1019 Wharf Street, built in 1906 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for Pither & Leiser, a liquor and wine wholesaler and importer.

1019 Wharf Street

1019 Wharf Street was built in 1906 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for Pither & Leiser, which moved to 1019 Wharf Street from 535 Yates Street.

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