Some Notable Architects And Builders In Victoria History
Here are some of the architects and builders who have left an architectural legacy in Greater Victoria. Please note that this page is a work in progress and we will be adding more names and links to it in the near future.
David H. Bale
- Argos, 1402 Stadacona Avenue
- 1127 Fort Street
- 1125 Fort Street
- 550 Beach Drive, Oak Bay
Samuel Buttrey Birds (1871-1960)
- 532 1/2 Fisgard Street, built in 1912 for Quan Yuen Yen and Joe Gar Chow.
- Strathcona Hotel, 919 Douglas Street (1911)
- Fairfield Block, 1601-1609 Douglas Street, (1912)
- Belmont Building, 801-807 Government Street / 600-620 Humboldt Street
Percy Leonard James had his own practice in Victoria but also worked with Francis Rattenbury and with his brother, Douglas James.
John Charles Malcolm Keith (1858-1940)
- 450 Swift Street
- St. John’s Anglican Church, Jubilee Street, Duncan, B.C. (1905)
- Christ Church Cathedral
Building contractor, Worked in partnership with son, the architect George Charles Mesher.
- Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street – 1913
- Kinema Color Theatre, 1600 Government Street – 1913
- 12-16 Bastion Square – 1888
- 1249 Rockland Avenue – 1889
- 921 Government Street. Built for Weiler Brothers, 1899,
John Teague ( 1902)
- Reformed Episcopal Church, 626 Blanshard Street. Built 1875-76 for Edward Cridge.
- Victoria City Hall, 1878
- Victoria Masonic Temple, 650 Fisgard Street, 1878
- Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
John Gerhard Tiarks (1867-1901)
Douglas often practiced in Victoria with his brother, Percy Leonard James. He also maintained his own practice in Duncan, B.C. circa 1920-1940.
- Duck’s Building, 1314-1322 Broad Street
- Duncan Elementary School, Duncan, B.C., 1913
Warren Heywood Williams (1844-1888)
- Bank of British Columbia (now the Bard & Banker Pub) 1022 Government Street
- Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent.
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