Notable Architects And Builders In Victoria History

George Mesher (1831-1912)

George Mesher (1831-1912) was a building contractor. His son, and business partner, was the architect George Charles Mesher.

He came to Victoria in 1885 and quickly established a good reputation as a building contractor. He ran his building contractor business with his son, the architect George Charles Mesher.

Here are some of his projects:

South elevation of the original 1888 section of 1040 Moss Street, now the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

South elevation of the original 1888 section of 1040 Moss Street, now the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (photo: Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

1040 Moss Street– now the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Built in 1888 by architect William Ridgway Wilson and building contractor George Mesher for Alexander Alfred Green.

Since 1951 it has been the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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727 Johnson Street

Built in 1910 for Dr. Arthur Garesche.

Possibly designed by George Mesher’s son, architect George Charles Mesher although we cannot state that conclusively.

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