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1601-1609 Douglas Street – Fairfield Block

The Fairfield Block was built in 1912 by architect Henry S. Griffith for the firm of Grant & Lineham, which used the upper storeys as a hotel and the main, or street level, as commercial space. The building still retains this original 1912 design configuration.

The Fairfield Block is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. Arthur Lineham, one of the partners in Grant & Lineham, also built 1 Cook Street, now the Dashwood Manor, as his personal residence.

The Fairfield Block, 1601-1609 Douglas Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

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Additional Information About the Fairfield Block, 1601-1609 Douglas Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2017): $3,462,000; Land: $2.173,000; Buildings: $1,289,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2016): $3,619,000; Land: $2.066,000; Buildings: $1,553,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $3,379,000; Land: $1.781,000; Buildings: $1,598,000
  • Canadian Register of Historic Places

A Brief History of the Fairfield Block

The Fairfield Block was built in 1912 by architect Henry S. Griffith for the firm of Grant & Lineham, which used the upper storeys as a hotel and the main, or street level, as commercial space. The building still retains this original 1912 design configuration although the upstairs floors are now apartments.

The Fairfield Block is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. Arthur Lineham, one of the partners in Grant & Lineham, also built 1 Cook Street, now the Dashwood Manor, as his personal residence.

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