Buildings Associated With Members of St. John’s Lodge No. 21

Here are some buildings associated with members of St. John’s Lodge No. 21, listed in chronological order of construction date. We will be adding more buildings as we do more research.

28 Roberts Street in downtown Ladysmith. St, John's Lodge No. 21 member John Stewart operated his business here until 1905 when he moved to 18 Roberts Street. (photo by St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
28 Roberts Street in downtown Ladysmith. St, John’s Lodge No. 21 member John Stewart operated his business here until 1905 when he moved to 18 Roberts Street. (photo by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)

28 Roberts Street – built circa 1900. John Stewart, Worshipful Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 21 in 1908, operated his business in 28 Roberts Street until 1905, when he moved to 18 Roberts Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

641 Third Avenue, Ladysmith, BC. Built in 1903 for John Coburn (photo by St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
641 Third Avenue, Ladysmith, BC. Built in 1903 for John Coburn (photo by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)

641 Third Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C.

Built in 1903 for John W. Coburn (1850-1939), the first Mayor of Ladysmith, by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins.

 

 

 

 

 

18 Roberts Street, Ladysmith (photo by St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
18 Roberts Street, Ladysmith (photo by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)

18 Roberts Street, Ladysmith

Built circa 1905 for John Stewart, a Past Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 21, who used the building as an office for his business as a notary public, real estate agent and insurance agent.

18 Roberts Street is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

 

 

 

341 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, built in 1910. In the 1920's and 1930's it was Lowe's Garage, run by St. John's Lodge No. 21 member, Ira Eugene Lowe (photo: St.John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
341 1st Avenue, Ladysmith, built in 1910. In the 1920’s and 1930’s it was Lowe’s Garage, run by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 member, Ira Eugene Lowe (photo: St.John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)

341 1st Avenue, Ladysmith

Built in 1910 as a commercial building with residential apartments on the second floor. It still retains that original configuration.

In the 1920’s and 1930’s the building housed Lowe’s Garage, operated by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 member, Ira Eugene Lowe (died 1947, aged 69).

 

 

 

9749 Willow Street in downtown Chemainus was originally built in 1927 by Chemainus Lodge No. 114 as the Chemainus Masonic Temple (photo by St. John's Lodge No. 21 Historian)
9749 Willow Street in downtown Chemainus was originally built in 1927 by Chemainus Lodge No. 114 as the Chemainus Masonic Temple (photo by St. John’s Lodge No. 21 Historian)

9749 Willow Street, Chemainus

This building was built in 1927 by Chemainus Lodge No. 114 as the Chemainus Masonic Temple.

Several members of St. John’s Lodge No. 21, who were also members of Chemainus Lodge No. 114, played leading roles in construction of this building.

Chemainus Lodge No. 114 sold this building in the 1980’s. It is now being used as a restaurant.

 

 

 

 

Please note that this page is UNDER CONSTRUCTION and we will be adding more buildings to it as we do additional research.

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