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Quadra Street – Sightseeing Guide

Quadra Street runs north-south from Beacon Hill Park on the south to the Municipality of Saanich to the north.

Here is a map showing the location of Quadra Street:

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Here is a Google Street View image of Quadra Street at Rockland Avenue, showing Pioneer Square:

Recommended Places To See On Quadra Street

Quadra Street – 500 Block

522 Quadra Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

522 Quadra Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

522 Quadra Street

 

 

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Humboldt Street intersects

The former St. Joseph's Hospital, 840 Humboldt Street. Built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria.

The former St. Joseph’s Hospital, 840 Humboldt Street. Built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria.

840 Humboldt Street at Quadra Street

840 Humboldt Street was built in 1908 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria, which used it as St. Joseph’s Hospital.

It is now condominiums.

Also see St. Ann’s Academy, which is directly across Humboldt Street from 840 Humboldt Street

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Burdett Avenue intersects

Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Street, Victoria, B.C.

Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra Street elevation, Victoria, B.C.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is the base of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia.

The building was designed by architect J.C.M. Keith.

 

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Courtney Street and Rockland Avenue intersect

 

The graves of Thomas Pritchard and Thomas Carter in Pioneer Square. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

The graves of Thomas Pritchard and Thomas Carter in Pioneer Square. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is Victoria’s second oldest cemetery. It was used until 1873, when Ross Bay Cemetery was opened and burials ceased in Pioneer Square.

It is now a City of Victoria park. Most of the original gravestones have been removed and are in storage. Some of the larger grave monuments are still in their original laces while others have been moved to the east side of Pioneer Square.

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Meares Street intersects

905 Fort Street, built in 1925, is now occupied by Island Blue Print (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

905 Fort Street, built in 1925, is now occupied by Island Blue Print (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

905 Fort Street at Quadra Street

905 Fort Street was built in 1925 by the Pantorium Dye Company, which used it for its dry cleaning business. The Pantorium logo can still be seen on the Fort Street frontage.

It is now Island Blue Print, a long established Victoria business.

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Fort Street intersects

View Street intersects

 

1250 Quadra Street, viewed from Yates Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street, viewed from Yates Street (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street

1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street was built in 1926 by architect Ralph Berrill as an office and showroom for the Begg Motor Company.

It is now offices on the second floor with commercial and retail space on the main floor.

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Yates Street intersects

Johnson Street intersects

The Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue. The building was designed in 1890 by architect Thomas Hooper as the First Methodist Church.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora Avenue. The building was designed in 1890 by architect Thomas Hooper as the First Methodist Church.

907 Pandora Avenue at Quadra Street – Victoria Conservatory of Music

907 Pandora Avenue, at Quadra Street, designed and built in 1890 by architect Thomas Hooper as the First Methodist Church.

It is now the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the Alix Gooden Recital Hall.

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Pandora Avenue intersects

 

1600 Quadra Street, built in 1912 by Seattle architects Breseman and Durfee for the Congregational Church. It is now a condominium development called The Palladian

1600-1602 Quadra Street, built in 1912 by Seattle architects Breseman and Durfee for the Congregational Church. It is now a condominium development called The Palladian

1600-1602 Quadra Street

1600-1602 Quadra Street was built in 1913 by architects Breseman & Durfee for the Congregational Church. In 1926 it became part of the United Church of Canada.

The United Church sold the building to the First Baptist Church, which, in turn, sold it in 1973 when First Baptist Church moved to its current location two block north.

It is now a mixed use commercial and residential strata (condominium) called The Palladium.

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St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street. Built in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada.

St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street. Built in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada.

1611 Quadra Street – St, John the Divine Anglican Church

1611 Quadra Street. was built in 1912 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for the Anglican Church of Canada, which has used it since 1912 as St. John the Divine Anglican Church.

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Mason Street intersects

Fisgard Street and Balmoral Street intersect

First Metropolitan United Church, 1701 Quadra Street. Built in 1912 by architect J.C.M. Keith as the First Presbyterian Church

First Metropolitan United Church, 1701 Quadra Street. Built in 1912 by architect J.C.M. Keith as the First Presbyterian Church

1701 Quadra Street – First Metropolitan United Church

Originally the First Presbyterian Church, this building was designed by architect J.C.M. Keith and was built in 1912-1913. It was opened on 11 May 1913.

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