Some Notable Architect & Builders In Victoria History

John Teague (1835-1902) was one of the most influential architects in Victoria’s history. He also served as Mayor of Victoria.

Reformed Episcopal Church, 626 Blanshard Street. Built in 1875-76 by architect John Teague for Rev. Edward Cridge.

Reformed Episcopal Church, 626 Blanshard Street. Built in 1875-76 by architect John Teague for Rev. Edward Cridge.

Here are some of John Teague’s extant buildings in Victoria, in chronological order.

18-26 Bastion Square. Built in 1888 by architect John Teague for hotelier Thomas Burnes.

18-26 Bastion Square. Built in 1888 by architect John Teague for hotelier Thomas Burnes.

Several of John Teague’s works have been declared National Historic Sites of Canada. These are:

 

 

 

 

Victoria Masonic Temple, 650 Fisgard Street, built in 1878 with additions in 1909

Victoria Masonic Temple, 650 Fisgard Street, built in 1878 with additions in 1909

The Victoria Masonic Temple, 650 Fisgard Street. Designed by John Teague in 1878.

A major addition was built on the west of the original Victoria Masonic Temple building in 1909, after John Teague’s death.

 

 

 

 

Victoria City Hall, designed by architect John Teague. The original section of the building dates from 1878. The majority of the present building was added during subsequent additons in 1881 and 1890-91.

Victoria City Hall, designed by architect John Teague. The original section of the building dates from 1878. The majority of the present building was added during subsequent additons in 1881 and 1890-91.

Victoria City Hall – originally built by John Teague in 1878.

John Teague also designed major additions to the Victoria City Hall in 1881 and 1890-91.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Teague is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery on Fairfield Road, Victoria.

John Teague grave, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

John Teague grave, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

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