1012-1014 Government Street

Date of construction: 1890

1012-1014 Government

This simple two storey Edwardian building was originally a store and photographic gallery for Joseph Sommers.  By 1907, he was sharing the premises with Fleming Bros Photographer.

Over the years it has lost its architectural details but it is nevertheless a visual link to the Edwardian commercial buildings along Government Street. In 2009 it houses a restaurant.


This Hallmark Heritage Society project was funded by the HBC Foundation and the BC150-Heritage Legacy Fund

Project manager and researcher: Helen Edwards

Principal Photography & Consultant: Ron Bukta, West Ventures Photography