Downtown Victoria Tour

Fort Street – 900 Block

919 Fort Street – Catterall Building

The Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street was built in 1912 by Thomas Catterall, who was one of Victoria’s leading building contractors in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

It is now best known as the location of the Blue Fox Cafe.

The Cattterall Building, 919 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. Built in 1912 by Thomas Catterall. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

The Cattterall Building, 919 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. Built in 1912 by Thomas Catterall. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a map showing the location of 919 Fort Street:

Here is a Google Street View image of 919 Fort Street:

Additional Information About The Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street

  • Assessed Value (2017): $2,721,000; Land: $1,252,000; Buildings: $1,469,000
  • Assessed Value (2016): $2,559,000; Land: $1,191,000; Buildings: $1,368,000
  • Assessed Value (2015): $2,267,000; Land: $1,026,000; Buildings: $1,241,000

A Brief History of the Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street

The Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street, was built in 1912 by Thomas Catterall, one of the leading contractors and builders in late 19th and early 20th century Victoria.

It appears that Thomas Catterall built this building for himself as an investment property. The original building permit, issued to Thomas Catterall by the City of Victoria in January 1912, describes it as a “new brick building”, “two storeys, 10 rooms. purpose: offices and stores” with an estimated construction cost of $6.000.00.

919 Fort Street is now best known as the location of the Blue Fox Cafe.

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