So I sent off an email on Friday asking the city of Victoria if they could help me find out some of the history of my new building. Monday, the answers arrived. This is part of the “Statement of Significance” about the building. note both of the pictures are before the facade restoration of a few years ago and it again looks more like the top photo not the later
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The historic place is a two-storey plus basement brick commercial buildings concealed by a post-modern stucco façade, and addition to rear occupying almost an entire lot in Victoria’s Old Town, a vibrant historic commercial district at the heart of the provincial capital.