Downtown Victoria Tour

Government Street – 900 Block

901-905 Government Street

This small building at 901-905 Government Street is a significant place in Victoria’s architectural history. It was built in 1858 as Victoria’s first brick hotel.

It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Victoria Hotel. This building was legally consolidated with the adjacent building at 602-620 Courtney Street in 1913.

905-909 Government Street. Built in 1858 for George Richardson as the first brick hotel in Victoria.

905-909 Government Street. Built in 1858 for George Richardson as the first brick hotel in Victoria.

Here is a map showing the location of 901-905 Government Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 901-905 Government Street:

Additional Information About 901-905 Government Street

This building was legally consolidated with the adjacent building at 602-620 Courtney Street in 1913.

  • Assessed Value (July 2018): $3,715,000; Land $1,881,000; Buildings $1,834,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $3,414,000; Land $2,000,000; Buildings $1,414,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of 901-905 Government Street

This small building at 901-905 Government Street is a significant place in Victoria’s architectural history. It was built in 1858 as Victoria’s first brick hotel.

It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Victoria Hotel. This building was legally consolidated with the adjacent building at 602-620 Courtney Street in 1913.

Here are some links to historic photographs of 901-905 Government Street:

600-610 Courtney Street, built in 1913 for hotelier Stephen Jones (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

600-610 Courtney Street, built in 1913 for hotelier Stephen Jones (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

600-610 Courtney Street

901-905 Government Street is legally amalgamated with the adjacent building at 600-610 Courtney Street, which was built in 1913 by hotelier Stephen Jones.

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