Downtown Victoria Tour
Yates Street – 800 Block

866 Yates Street

866 Yates Street is now Floyd’s Diner.

It was originally built in 1927 as the Jones Brothers Service Station and was operated as a gas station and garage, under various names, until the 1970’s, when it was converted to a restaurant. It has been used as a restaurant ever since.

Floyd's Diner, 866 Yates Street. The building was originally built in 1927 for the Jones Brothers Service Station.

Floyd’s Diner, 866 Yates Street. The building was originally built in 1927 for the Jones Brothers Service Station.

Floyd's Diner, 866 Yates Street. The building was originally built in 1927 for the Jones Brothers Service Station.

Floyd’s Diner, 866 Yates Street. The building was originally built in 1927 for the Jones Brothers Service Station.

 

Here is a map showing the location of 866 Yates Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 866 Yates Street:

Additional Information About 866 Yates Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $1,284,000; Land $1,142,000 Buildings $142,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $1,153,300; Land $1,086,000 Buildings $67,300
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,107,000; Land $936,000 Buildings $171,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $1,106,000; Land $884,000 Buildings $222,000

A Brief History of 866 Yates Street

866 Yates Street was originally built in 1927 as a gas station called the Jones Brothers Service Station.

The original building permit, issued by the City of Victoria in June 1927, shows an estimated construction cost of $4,500.

Until the 1970’s, this building a gas station and garage, operated by several different owners and under various names, including Jones Brothers Service Station, Horwood Brothers Service Station, R.H. Francis and Morgan & Tucker.

In the 1970’s the building was converted to a restaurant and has been occupied by restaurants ever since.

It is currently occupied by Floyd’s Diner.

Here are links to some historic photos of 866 Yates Street:

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