This landmark building at 1050-1058 Pandora Avenue / 1508-1516 Cook Street was built in 1911 by architect William Ridgway Wilson for David Russell Ker, a member of Victoria Columbia Lodge No. 1 in Victoria. David Russell Ker called it the Executive Building and had it designed with apartments on the second floor and eight separate stores or commercial spaces on the street level.
But this building is far better known as the location of Wellburn’s Grocery (now Wellburn’s Market), founded and operated by Matthew B. Wellburn (1871-1969), who was also a member of Victoria Columbia Lodge No. 1 in Victoria.
Here is a Google Street View image of 1050-1058 Pandora Avenue:
Here is a map showing the location of 1050-1058 Pandora Avenue:
Here are some web pages with more information on this building:
This landmark building is slated for “re-development”. here are links to some article about this proposal:
Other buildings associated with David Russell Ker include:
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