Downtown Victoria Tour
Johnson Street – 500 Block

550-554 Johnson Street

This building was originally built in 1893 by the B.C. Land & Investment Company. It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Strand Hotel.

550-554 Johnson Street, built in 1893 for the B.C. Land & Investment Company

550-554 Johnson Street, built in 1893 for the B.C. Land & Investment Company

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Additional Information About 550-554 Johnson Street

This building is legally considated into Market Square, 560 Johnson Street.

A Brief History of 550-554 Johnson Street

This building was originally built in 1893 by the B.C. Land & Investment Company. a British firm which channeled British capital into British Columbia real estate and infrastructure projects. Prior to the start of World War One in 1914, Britain was the primary source of foreign investment capital in British Columbia and the B.C. Land & Investment Company was one of the leading investment firms representing British investors in British Columbia.

In 1894 the building was occupied by the Strand Hotel.

This building is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Strand Hotel.

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