Downtown Victoria Tour – Blanshard Street

Blanshard Street – 1300 Block

1312 Blanshard Street & 794 Yates Street – the Carnegie Building

The Carnegie Building at 1312 Blanshard Street was built in 1950 as an addition to the original Carnegie Library at 794 Yates Street.

It is currently an office building catering primarily to medical and dental offices.

 

The Carnegie Building, 1312 Blanshard Street. Built in 1950 as an extension of the original Carnegie Library at 794 Yates Street

The Carnegie Building, 1312 Blanshard Street. Built in 1950 as an extension of the original Carnegie Library at 794 Yates Street

Here is a map showing the location of 1312 Blanshard Street:

 

 

Additional Information About the Carnegie Building, 1312 Blanshard Street

1312 Blanshard Street is legally consolidated with the adjacent building at 794 Yates Street, built in 1904 as the Carnegie Library.

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $4,952,000; Land $2,541,000 Buildings $2,411,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $4,608,000; Land $2,083,000 Buildings $2,525,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $4,033,000; Land $1,506,000 Buildings $2,527,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $3,971,000; Land $1,379,000 Buildings $2,592,000

A Brief History of the Carnegie Building, 1312 Blanshard Street

The Carnegie Building at 1312 Blanshard Street was built in 1950 as an addition to the original Carnegie Library at 794 Yates Street.

When the Greater Victoria Public Library moved to 735 Broughton Street in 1979, the former library buildings were purchased by a credit union, which used them as its Victoria corporate headquarters.

It is currently an office building catering primarily to medical and dental offices.

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