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Burdett Avenue – 900 Block
913 Burdett Avenue

913 Burdett Avenue was designed and built in 1904 by architect Samuel Maclure for Cecil Roberts, the Chief Draftsman for the B.C. provincial government Surveyor-General.

913 Burdett Avenue is listed on the City of Victoria Heritage Register and on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Cecil Roberts House.

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913 Burdett Avenue, built in 1904 by architect Samuel Maclure for Cecil Roberts (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Additional Information About 913 Burdett Avenue

A Brief History of 913 Burdett Avenue

913 Burdett Avenue was designed and built in 1904 by architect Samuel Maclure for Cecil Roberts, the Chief Draftsman for the B.C. provincial government Surveyor-General. Cecil Roberts later opened his own land surveying firm.

During the First World War Cecil Roberts joined the Canadian Army, rose to the rank of Major and served as aide de camp to General Sir Arthur Currie, Commander of the Canadian Forces.

Cecil Roberts lived in this house with his wife until 1950. After the First World War the Roberts’ commissioned architect Hubert Savage to design and build a conversion to two suites, a separate detached garage and the stone wall which now fronts the property.

In 1976 the City of Victoria issued a demolition permit for 913 Burdett Avenue but local opposition convinced the City Council to rescind the demolition permit.

913 Burdett Avenue is listed on the City of Victoria Heritage Register and on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Cecil Roberts House.

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