Buildings Associated With Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Members
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The buildings on this page are shown in chronological order by construction date.
Occidental Hotel, 432 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, B.C.
The Occidental Hotel at 432 Fitzwilliam Street was designed by Victoria architect John Teague, a member of Victoria-Columbia Lodge, No.1, and built by Nanaimo contractor Alfred Summerhayes, a member of Ashlar Lodge, No.3. It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
James Miller Brown house, 528 Hecate Steet, Nanaimo, B.C.
528 Hecate Street was built for James Miller Brown (1830-1926) circa 1890’s. James Miller Brown lived here with his family until his death in 1926.
Unfortunately 528 Hecate Street has undergone some very unsympathetic renovations and is nowhere close to its original appearance. It is currently divided into four apartments.
Mark Bate house, 522 Hecate Street, Nanaimo, BC
522 Hecate Street was built circa 1890 for Mark Bate. We are speculating that it was built about the same time as the adjacent property at 528 Hecate Street, which was built circa 1890 for James Miller Brown. Both James Miller Brown and Mark Bate were Past Masters of Ashlar Lodge No. 3.
Unfortunately 522 Hecate Street has undergone some very unsympathetic renovations and is nowhere close to its original appearance. It is currently divided into four apartments.
Joseph Miller Brown house, 418 Kennedy Street, Nanaimo, B.C.
This house at 418 Kennedy Street was built in 1910. We believe it was built for Joseph Miller Brown and his family but we cannot state that conclusively at this time. Joseph Miller Brown lived here with his family until his death in 1944.
J.H. Malpass General Store, 687 Albert Street, Nanaimo, B.C.
687 Albert Street is now the Superette grocery store but it was originally built circa 1903-1910 (the original sources given varying dates) for James Henry Malpass, who operated a general store here between 1903 and 1946.
Rawlinson-Glaholm Grocery, 437 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, B.C.
Ashlar Lodge, No.3 member John W. Glaholm and his business partner, Mr. Rawlinson, built this building for their grocery business in 1916. It’s on the City of Nanaimo Heritage Building Register (note-PDF).
Ashlar Masonic Temple. 101 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, B.C.
The Ashlar Masonic Temple is on the City of Nanaimo Heritage Building Register (note-PDF).
John W. Coburn house, 641 Third Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. Built by Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins (both Freemasons), for R.W.B. John W. Coburn, the first Mayor of Ladysmith.
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