Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a famous Canadian artist and writer. She was born in Victoria and spent most of her life in Victoria’s James Bay district.

Here are some Victoria sites associated with Emily Carr:

1107 Wharf Street was built in 1863 and was once used for the wholesale import business of Richard Carr, father of artist Emily Carr

1107 Wharf Street

This small building at 1107 Wharf Street was built circa 1862. After Emily’s father, Richard Carr, came to Victoria he opened a wholesale import and commission merchant business in this building, which served as his ofice and warehouse…..Read More….. 

642-646 Simcoe Street was built in 1913 by artist Emily Carr, who called it The House of All Sorts

642-646 Simcoe Street

Emily Carr had this house at 642-646 Simcoe Street built in 1913 as an apartment building which she intended a revenue property. It became the inspiration for Emily Carr’s book The House of All Sorts.

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207 Government Street was built in 1863 and was once the childhood home of artist Emily Carr. It is now the Emily Carr National Historic Site of Canada. (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing)

207 Government Street

Emily Carr’s childhood was spent at 207 Government Street, which her father, Richard Carr, built in 1863.

207 Government Street is now a National Historic Site of Canada

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