Downtown Victoria Tour
Johnson Street – 600 Block
The 600 Block of Johnson Street is a one way street running west to east between Government Street on the west and Douglas Street on the east. Broad Street also intersects Johnson Street at the mid point of the 600 Block of Johnson Street.
Here is a Google Street View image of the 600 block of Johnson Street at Broad Street:
Here are some sights with are worth seeing in the 600 Block of Johnson Street:
Johnson Street – 500 Block continues west
Government Street intersects
Government Street – 1300 Block / Government Street – 1400 Block
606-614 Johnson Street / 1401 Government Street – E.G. Prior Building
606-614 Johnson Street / 1401 Government Street was built in 1888 as a hardware store for E.G. Prior & Co.
It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Prior Building.
615-625 Johnson Street was originally built in 1874 by Simeon Duck, who ran it as the Canada Hotel. In 1892 Simeon Duck also built the adjacent Duck’s Building, 1314-1322 Broad Street.
618-624 Johnson Street / 1400-1402 Broad Street
618-624 Johnson Street was built in 1909 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for Lee Cheong, Lee Woy and Lee Yan Yow, who also built the Lee Block, 1618-1628 Government Street.
642 Johnson Street – Carlton Plaza Hotel
A major addition was completed on the west side of the building (at Broad Street) in 1981.
1328 Douglas Street, on the southwest corner of Johnson Street and Douglas Street, was built in 1878 as a grocery store for Thomas Nicholson.
1402-1406 Douglas Street – the Porter Block
The Porter Block, 1402-1406 Douglas Street, at the north west corner of Johnson Street and Douglas Street, was built in 1900 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for Robert J. Porter, who used the main floor for his butcher shop, R. Porter & Sons.
It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as the Porter Block.
Douglas Street intersects
Douglas Street – 1300 Block / Douglas Street – 1400 Block
Johnson Street – 700 Block continues
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