Nanaimo has a rich Masonic history and heritage but we have forgotten or overlooked much of it.
Then I stumbled across a building on the Nanaimo Heritage Register: the Rawlinson and Glaholm Grocery, built in 1916 and designed by Seattle architect E.J. Bresemann, who also designed several buildings on the City of Victoria Heritage Building Registry.
So for our first Ashlar Lodge, No.3 blog research project, I’m going to look into whether the the “Glaholm” in the “Rawlinson & Glaholm Grocery” is the Bro. John William Glaholm listed in our Ashlar Lodge, No. 3 Historic Membership Lists.
I’ll post what I find in a later blog post. If anybody else has anything about Masonic history in Nanaimo or wants to do some research, please forward what you find to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post it here.
W.B. Mark Anderson, 26 October 2015
13 November 2015 Update
WB Tim Findlay and I went to the Nanaimo Archives today and looked up the obituary for John W. Glaholm. It turns out the John W. Glaholm who was involved in the Rawlinson and Glaholm Grocery is, in fact, the John Glaholm who appears in our early Membership Lists. We have updated the website to include these findings and created a page for John William Glaholm.