Downtown Victoria Tour
Fort Street – 900 Block
919 Fort Street – Catterall Building
The Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street was built in 1912 by Thomas Catterall, who was one of Victoria’s leading building contractors in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
It is now best known as the location of the Blue Fox Cafe.
Here is a map showing the location of 919 Fort Street:
Here is a Google Street View image of 919 Fort Street:
Additional Information About The Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street
The Catterall Building extends the entire width of the block between Fort Street and Meares Street.
- Assessed Value (2018): $2,996,000; Land: $1,802,000; Buildings: $1,194,000
- Assessed Value (2017): $2,721,000; Land: $1,252,000; Buildings: $1,469,000
- Assessed Value (2016): $2,559,000; Land: $1,191,000; Buildings: $1,368,000
- Assessed Value (2015): $2,267,000; Land: $1,026,000; Buildings: $1,241,000
A Brief History of the Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street
The Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street, was built in 1912 by Thomas Catterall, one of the leading contractors and builders in late 19th and early 20th century Victoria.
It appears that Thomas Catterall built this building for himself as an investment property. The original building permit, issued to Thomas Catterall by the City of Victoria in January 1912, describes it as a “new brick building”, “two storeys, 10 rooms. purpose: offices and stores” with an estimated construction cost of $6.000.00.
919 Fort Street is now best known as the location of the Blue Fox Cafe.
The original 1912 building has an addition to the south which extends the entire width of the block from Fort Street to Meares Street.
Here are links to some historic photographs of 919 Meares Street:
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