This one storey block of five stores is home to Martin’s Clothing Store (33 Station Street), Gold & Silver Guy, Le Le Fashions (47 Station Street) and Outlooks (53 Station Street).

This block of five stores at 33 to 53 Station Street was built by Cowichan Estates Ltd. in 1959
This block of five stores at 33 to 53 Station Street was built by Cowichan Estates Ltd. in 1959

Additional Information on 33-53 Station Street

  • Assessed Value (July 2015): $531,000; Land – $267,000, Buildings – $264,000
  • Assessed Value (July 2014): $531,000; Land – $267,000, Buildings – $264,000

History

This block of five storefronts at 33 to 53 Station Street was built in 1959, at an estimated cost of $70,000, by Cowichan Estates Ltd., which stills owns the building. Cowichan Estates Ltd. is based in the Whittome Building at 64 Station Street.

At the time it was built in 1959, this building was described by the Victoria Daily Colonist as “one of the most ambitious commercial projects to be undertaken in Duncan for some years.” The building contractor was Farmer Construction Ltd., which is still in business in Victoria.

1959 pre-construction drawing of the building at 33-53 Station Street.
1959 pre-construction drawing of the building at 33-53 Station Street.

City of Duncan Totem Pole collection

The Transition totem pole from the City of Duncan totem pole collection, is located on the sidewalk outside 33-53 Station Street.

Transition totem pole, Station Street between Canada Avenue and Craig Street
Transition totem pole, Station Street between Canada Avenue and Craig Street

Transition was carved for the City of Duncan collection in 1989 by David Marston…..Read More…

Transition is included on our Suggested Walking Tour of Downtown Duncan Totem Poles.

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