Downtown Victoria Tour
Humboldt Street – 800 Block

840 Humboldt Street

This building at 840 Humboldt Street was built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins as an addition to St. Joseph’s Hospital, which had been operated on this site by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria since 1876. It subsequently became the Victoria General Hospital in 1972.

It is now apartments.

This building was formally recognized by the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2001 and was listed in 2008.

The former St. Joseph's Hospital, 840 Humboldt Street. Built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria. Viewed from the grounds of St. Ann's Academy.

The former St. Joseph’s Hospital, 840 Humboldt Street. Built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria. Viewed from the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy.

The former St. Joseph's Hospital, 840 Humboldt Street. Built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria.

The former St. Joseph’s Hospital, 840 Humboldt Street. Built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria.

The former St. Joseph's Hospital, 840 Humboldt Street. Built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria.

The former St. Joseph’s Hospital, 840 Humboldt Street. Built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria.

 

Here is a map showing the location of 840 Humboldt Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 840 Humboldt Street:

Additional Information About 840 Humboldt Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $7,716,000; Land $2,571,000 Buildings $5,145,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $6,637,000; Land $2,302,000 Buildings $4,535,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $6,020,000; Land $1,983,000 Buildings $4,037,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $6,582,000; Land $1,812,000 Buildings $4,770,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places – formally recognized in 2001 and listed in 2008.
  • Victoria Hallmark Society

 

A Brief History of 840 Humboldt Street

Here are links to some historic photos of 840 Humboldt Street:

St. Joseph’s Hospital was founded on this site in 1876. This present building was built as part of St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1908.

St. Joseph’s Hospital was operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria until 1972, when it was taken over by the B.C. Provincial Government and renamed the Victoria General Hospital.

When the present Victoria General Hospital was built in View Royal in 1983, this building continued operating as Victoria General Hospital South.

All Victoria General Hospital operations have since been moved to View Royal and this former hospital building has been converted into apartments.

This building was formally recognized by the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2001 and was listed in 2008.

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