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Broughton Street – 600 Block

609 Broughton Street / 921 Government Street  – the Weiler Building

Architectural historians refer to this landmark building at 921 Government Street / 609 Broughton Street as the Weiler Brothers Building or simply the Weiler Building.

The Weiler Building was built in 1899 by architect Thomas Sorby for Weiler Brothers, which used the building as a department store.

It is now retail space on the main floor with office space on the upper floors.

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

The weiler building, 921 Government Street, built in 1899 (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of the Weiler Building, 609 Broughton Street / 921 Government Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 609 Broughton Street / 921 Government Street:

Additional Information About the Weiler Building, 609 Broughton Street / 921 Government Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $13,505,000; Land $5,226,000, Buildings $8,279,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $12,602,000; Land $3,900,000, Buildings $8,702,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $11,159,000; Land $2,415,000, Buildings $8,744,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $10,959,000; Land $2,563,000, Buildings $8,396,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places
  • B.C. Archives photo I-63101: Weiler Building, circa 1900
  • B.C. Archives photo C-05879 – Weiler Brothers truck, circa 1912

A Brief History of the Weiler Building, 921 Government Street / 609 Broughton Street

The Weiler Building was built in 1899 by architect Thomas Sorby for the Weiler brothers, who used it as Weiler Brothers Ltd., one of Victoria’s first department stores.

The Weiler family also built two other nearby historic buildings: 1005-1009 Broad Street and 1000-1012 Douglas Street.

Weiler Building 1005-1009 Broad Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)
Weiler Building, 1000-1012 Douglas Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

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