Here is a map showing the location of 503 Yates Street:
Here is a Google Street View image of 503 Yates Street:
Additional Information about 503 Yates Street
503 Yates Street is legally consolidated with the adjacent building at 1215-1221 Wharf Street
- Assessed Value (July 2020): $5,919,000; Land $5,291,000 Buildings $628,000
- Assessed Value (July 2019): $6,621,000; Land $4,313,000 Buildings $2,308,000
- Assessed Value (July 2018): $5,353,000; Land $3,865,000 Buildings $1,488,000
- Assessed Value (July 2017): $5,096,000; Land $3,508,000 Buildings $1,588,000
- Assessed Value (July 2016): $4,589,000; Land $3,336,000 Buildings $1,253,000
- Assessed Value (July 2015): $4,401,000; Land $2,875,000 Buildings $1,526,000
- Assessed Value (July 2014): $4,398,000; Land $2,717,000 Buildings $1,681,000
A Brief History of 503 Yates Street
Here are some links to some historic photos of this building:
- BC Archives photo A-00726 – circa 1870 as F. Neufelder & Co.
- BC Archives photo A-01613 – 503 Yates as Yates Metal and Pattern Works, 1939.
- BC Archives photo I-01770 – 503 Yates as Dowell Transfer, 1947. Photographer: Duncan Macphail
- BC Archives photo I-01771 – 503 Yates as Dowell Transfer, 1947. Photographer: Duncan Macphail
- City of Victoria Archives photo M05549 – 503 Yates as Dowell Transfer, 1960
This single storey building at 503 Yates Street, on the south east corner of Yates Street and Wharf Street, was built circa 1870. The earliest photograph we have found of the building shows it as being occupied by F. Neufelder & Co.
F. Neufelder & Co. came to a tragic end in 1879 when Felix Neufelder became despondent over some poor investments he had made and shot himself in this building, which at that time was the F. Neufelder & Co. warehouse. Felix Neufelder is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery.
For most of its history this building has been used either as a warehouse or for light industrial uses.
It is now a restaurant.
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