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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.
Here is an 1892 advertisement for Gilmore & McCandless.
In 1899 Alexander McCandless and a business partner, D.E. Campbell, retained architect Thomas Hooper to design and build a two storey office and commercial building which is still standing at 574-580 Johnson Street in downtown Victoria.
Alexander Gilmore McCandless was Mayor of Victoria in 1902-1903. Here is a link to a City of Victoria Archives photo of Mayor Alexander McCandless and the Victoria City Council of 1902-1903.
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