Buildings Associated With Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Members

The Rawlinson-Glaholm Grocery building at 437 Fitzwilliam Street is on the City of Nanaimo Heritage Building Registry (note-PDF).

Rawlinson & Glaholm Grocery, a heritage building at 437 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo
Rawlinson & Glaholm Grocery, 437 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo. John. W. Glaholm was a member of Ashlar Lodge, No.3

It is associated with Ashlar Lodge, No.3 member John William Glaholm (1880-1943), whose business partnership with Rawlinson resulted in the the construction of this landmark building in 1916.

This structure was designed and built for Rawlinson and John W. Glaholm in 1916 by architects Emanuel J. Bresemann and M. Eugene Durfee.

In the words of the City of Nanaimo Heritage Building Registry (note-PDF),

“The Rawlinson & Glaholm Building’s value resides in its role as a gateway building. Located at a prominent intersection, the building marks the western entrance to one of Nanaimo’s oldest commercial areas. The angled corner entry mirrors the entry on the building directly across the street and creates a visual funnel, reinforcing the impression of entering a new and distinct space.”

 

This historic building is now occupied by The Teak Tree, which sells teak furniture and home decor.

Here is how the building interior currently appears.

The current interior of the Rawlinson-Glaholm Grocery building. The present occupant is The Teak Tree.
The current interior of the Rawlinson-Glaholm Grocery building. The present occupant is The Teak Tree. (photo by Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Historian)
The current interior of the Rawlinson-Glaholm Grocery building, facing south. The present occupant is The Teak Tree.
The current interior of the Rawlinson-Glaholm Grocery building, facing south. The present occupant is The Teak Tree. (photo by Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Historian)
The current interior of the Rawlinson-Glaholm Grocery building, facing north. The present occupant is The Teak Tree.
The current interior of the Rawlinson-Glaholm Grocery building, facing north. The present occupant is The Teak Tree. (photo by Ashlar Lodge No. 3 Historian)

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