Worshipful Brother

Thomas Shotbolt

(died 15 March 1922)

Victoria-Columbia Lodge, No. 1

Here is some biographical information on Worshipful Brother Thomas Shotbolt taken from various sources:

“Shotbolt’s Building – This handsome building, situated on Johnson Street, on the site of the old store, in which the proprietor made his mark and his shekels, is forty-one feet wide and sixty feet deep. It is of brick, with massive walls, two stories high. The ground floor is divided into stores, one of which will be occupied by Mr. Shotbolt, and the other by Mr. T. Nicholson as a grocery. The ceilings are lofty and the stores well lighted. In the rear of the drug store is the laboratory, and the second floor contains a suite of five rooms in which Mr. Shotbolt’s family will reside. The fittings of the drug store are handsome, the counters being of black walnut, highly polished. The architect is Mr. Teague; brickwork by Mr. Bullen; carpenter work by Mr. T. Williams; painting by Lettice and Mitchell; plumbing by Stewart & Braden; the store fittings by Mr. Braden and Mr. Geo. Barrett. The whole establishment is very creditable and is an ornament to the part of the city in which it stands.”

Source: Daily British Colonist, 27 January 1877, page 3

Thomas Shotbolt grave, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

The grave of Worshipful Brother in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

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Thomas Shotbolt

Worshipful Brother Thomas Shotbolt

Worshipful Brother Thomas Shotbolt was a member of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1 in Victoria. He was a pioneer druggist in downtown Victoria. The building he erected in 1877 for his drug store on Johnson Street is still extant although the second storey was removed for some unknown reason in the 1950s.

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Thomas Shotbolt store, Johnson Street, Victoria, B.C.

The present appearance of the two storey building Thomas Shotbolt built as his residence (on the second storey) with space for his business premises on the street level. The second storey of the building was removed for some reason in 1958. The building stands at 585-587 Johnson Street in downtown Victoria.

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