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Johnson Street – 500 Block

537 Johnson Street – Wille’s Bakery

This City of Victoria Heritage Building at 537 Johnson Street was built in 1887 by architect Elmer H. Fisher for Louis Wille, who used it for his business, Wille’s Bakery.  Wille’s Bakery operated here until 1976.

The building was formally recognized by the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995 and listed in 2006. It is currently used as commercial space on the main floor with apartments on the upper floor.

537 Johnson Street, Wille's Bakery, built in 1887 by architect Elmer H. Fisher for Louis Wille.

537 Johnson Street, Wille’s Bakery, built in 1887 by architect Elmer H. Fisher for Louis Wille.

537 Johnson Street, Wille's Bakery, built in 1887 by architect Elmer H. Fisher for Louis Wille.

537 Johnson Street, Wille’s Bakery, built in 1887 by architect Elmer H. Fisher for Louis Wille.

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Additional Information About 537 Johnson Street, Willie’s Bakery

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $1,834,000; Land $718,000 Buildings $1,116,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,798,000; Land $683,000 Buildings $1,115,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,687,000; Land $588,000 Buildings $1,099,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $1,660,000; Land $556,000 Buildings $1,104,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – recognized in 1995 and listed in 2006.

 

A Brief History of Willie’s Bakery, 537 Johnson Street

This City of Victoria Heritage Building at 537 Johnson Street was built in 1887 by architect Elmer H. Fisher for Louis Wille, who used it for his business, Wille’s Bakery.  Wille’s Bakery operated here until 1976.

The building was formally recognized by the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 1995 and listed in 2006. It is currently used as commercial space on the main floor with apartments on the upper floor.

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