Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a famous Canadian artist and writer. She was born in Victoria and spent most of her life in Victoria’s James Bay district.
Here are some Victoria sites associated with Emily Carr:
- 1107 Wharf Street – Emily Carr’s father, Richard Carr, operated his wholesale import business in this building.
- 207 Government Street – Emily Carr’s childhood home. Now a National Historic Site of Canada
- 642-646 Simcoe Street – Emily Carr’s House of All Sorts
- 270 Government Street – Now the James Bay Inn. In 1945 it was a care facility for seniors. Emily Carr died here in 1945.
This small building at 1107 Wharf Street was built circa 1862. After Emily’s father, Richard Carr, came to Victoria he opened a wholesale import and commission merchant business in this building, which served as his ofice and warehouse…..Read More…..
Emily Carr had this house at 642-646 Simcoe Street built in 1913 as an apartment building which she intended a revenue property. It became the inspiration for Emily Carr’s book The House of All Sorts.
Emily Carr’s childhood was spent at 207 Government Street, which her father, Richard Carr, built in 1863.
207 Government Street is now a National Historic Site of Canada
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