Downtown Victoria Tour
Bastion Square – Langley Street

69 Bastion Square

This building at 69 Bastion Square, at the corner of Bastion Square and Langley Street, was built in 1885 as the law chambers of Theodore Davie, (1852-1898), a lawyer who went on to serve as Chief Justice of B.C.

It is now the Garrick’s Head Pub.

69 Bastion Square, built in 1885 as the law office of Theodore Davie, who became Premier of B.C. 1892-1895.

69 Bastion Square, built in 1885 as the law office of Theodore Davie, who became Premier of B.C. 1892-1895.

 

Here is a map showing the location of 69 Bastion Square:

Here is a Google Street View image of 69 Bastion Square:

 

Additional Information About 69 Bastion Square

This building is legally consolidated with the adjacent buildings at 1130-1140 Government Street and 1150 Government Street.

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $6,927,000; Land $3,184,000; Buildings $3,743,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $6,442,000; Land $3,028,000; Buildings $3,414,000

A Brief History of 69 Bastion Square

This building was built in 1885 as a law office for Theodore Davie (1852-1898) who specialized in criminal law. At that time the City Jail was directly across Langley Street on the site of 28-30 Bastion Square, so this was an ideal location for a criminal law practice. In 1889, the present building at 28-30 Bastion Square was built as the Provincial Court House, creating an additional incentive for law offices to locate in this area. Many of the late 19th and early 20th century buildings in this area were originally built as lawyers’ offices, including the Law Chambers Building at 43-47 Bastion Square and 1118 Langley Street, 50-56 Bastion Square (now ReBar) and the Chancery Chambers at 1218 Langley Street.

For more information on the Hon. Theodore Davie, see:

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