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1124 Fort Street, Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, V8V, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1971/12/17

Exterior view of Trebatha at 1124 Fort Street; Victoria Heritage Foundation, Derek Trachsel, 2005.
South elevation
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Autre nom(s)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Jones residence

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction


Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2005/11/02

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The fashionable, three-storey house at 1124 Fort Street illustrates the expansion of downtown Victoria to meet the new homes of the wealthy on the desirable slopes of the Rockland neighbourhood. The wood-frame house, in the Second Empire style, is valued as the most impressive surviving example of the mansard-roof residence in Victoria.

Valeur patrimoniale

The decision by Dr. Thomas J. Jones, a dental surgeon, to build this home in 1887 at the foot of the hill rising to Rockland, now dominated by Craigdarroch Castle, symbolizes the transition between town and country. This elegant residence epitomizes the prosperity of the Victorian professional class during the post-Gold Rush boom, reflecting Dr. Jones' move from Ontario to Victoria in 1884, to quickly develop the biggest dental practice in the city and eventually to be elected first president of the BC Dental Association.

The continuous evolution of Fort Street over 150 years - from a rough trail connecting the Hudson's Bay Company fort with the beautiful beaches of Cadboro Bay - exemplifies the growth and prosperity of the city. Trebatha dominates the foot of the hills above Victoria, with a view of downtown and the Olympic Mountains.

The house is also a fine example of classic Second Empire style.

Sources: City of Victoria Planning & Development Department; Victoria Heritage Foundation

Éléments caractéristiques

The character-defining elements of Trebatha include:
- concave mansard roof with bands of patterned roof shingling
- symmetrical, hierarchical fenestration, climaxing with arched, pedimented roof dormers
- projecting central pavilion over front entry, with mansardic tower and dormer
- corbelled and paneled chimneys
- side octagonal bays surmounted by shallow box bays




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (C.-B.)

Loi habilitante

Local Government Act, art.967

Type de reconnaissance

Désignation patrimoniale

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
L'architecture et l'aménagement
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Les sciences

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Commerce / Services commerciaux
Bureau ou édifice à bureaux


Logement unifamilial

Architecte / Concepteur

John Teague



Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

City of Victoria Planning & Development Department; Victoria Heritage Foundation

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Identificateur féd./prov./terr.




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