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Alexander Gilmore McCandless (1861-1939) was a member of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 in Victoria. He served as Mayor of Victoria in 1902-1903. In 1887 he went into partnership with his uncle, Alexander Gilmore, in a retail clothing business named Gilmore & McCandless.

In 1887, Gilmore & McCandless opened in 557-559 Johnson Street, a building which is still standing downtown Victoria.

557-559 Johnson Street, Victoria, B.C. Built in 1875 for Henry Saunders, it became the location of Gilmore & McCandless in the 1880's and 1890's (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)
557-559 Johnson Street, Victoria, B.C. Built in 1875 for Henry Saunders, it became the location of Gilmore & McCandless in the 1880’s and 1890’s (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)

Here is an 1892 advertisement for Gilmore & McCandless.

Gilmore & McCandless advertisement, Victoria, 1892 (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)
Gilmore & McCandless advertisement, Victoria, 1892 (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)

Alexander Gilmore McCandless was Mayor of Victoria in 1902.

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