Vancouver Island Masonic History Project

Given Freemasonry’s use of architectural tools, techniques and terminology in symbolism and ritual, it is quite fitting that many of Vancouver Island’s leading architects and builders were Freemasons.

Here is a partial list in alphabetical order. We will be adding more names in due time.

Thomas Allatt

David Herbert Bale – Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2

Ralph Berrill – St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 49, Brittannia Lodge No. 73

 

Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street in downtown Victoria, built as an investment property by Thomas Catterall. (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)
Catterall Building, 919 Fort Street in downtown Victoria, built as an investment property by Thomas Catterall. (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)

Thomas Catterall

Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Pitcairn Elford

Percy Leonard James – Henderson Lodge No. 84

The Southgates-Leschelles building, 1102-1104 Government Street in downtown Victoria, designed circa 1861 by Richard Lewis.
The Southgates-Leschelles building, 1102-1104 Government Street in downtown Victoria, designed circa 1861 by Richard Lewis.

Richard Lewis

Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1

 

 

 

 

 

Walter Luney – Brittannia Lodge No. 73

1040 Moss Street, now the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Designed and built in 1889-90 by George Mesher for Alexander Alfred Green.
1040 Moss Street, now the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Designed and built in 1889-90 by George Mesher for Alexander Alfred Green.

George Mesher 

Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sayward Building, Douglas Street at View Street, Victoria, B,C. Designed by George C. Mesher
The Sayward Building, Douglas Street at View Street, Victoria, B,C. Designed by George C. Mesher

George Charles Mesher

Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1

 

 

 

 

 

The Board of Trade Building, 31 Bastion Square, Victoria, B.C. Designed by architect Alexander Maxwell Muir in 1892.
The Board of Trade Building, 31 Bastion Square, Victoria, B.C. Designed by architect Alexander Maxwell Muir in 1892. (photo by Temple Lodge No.33 Historian)

Alexander Maxwell Muir

Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parfitt Brothers. Aaron Parfitt, Gilbert Parfitt, Mark Parfitt – Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1

H. Rous Cullin – Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2

 

Victoria City Hall, designed and built by architect John Teague, a Past Master of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1. (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)
Victoria City Hall, designed and built by architect John Teague, a Past Master of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1. (photo by Temple Lodge No. 33 Historian)

John Teague

Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1210-1216 Broad Street, Victoria. Built in 1889 by architect Thomas Trounce for Alexander Alfred Green
1210-1216 Broad Street, Victoria. Built in 1889 by architect Thomas Trounce for Alexander Alfred Green

Thomas Trounce

Victoria-Columbia Lodge No. 1

 

 

 

 

 

Duck's Building, Broad Street, Victoria, B.C. Built in 1892 for Simeon Duck.
Duck’s Building, Broad Street, Victoria, B.C. Built in 1892 for Simeon Duck.

William Tuff Whiteway

 

 

 

 

 

 

1322 Rockland Avenue, Victoria, B.C. Built for Hewitt Bostock in 1894 by architect William Ridgway Wilson
1322 Rockland Avenue, Victoria, B.C. Built for Hewitt Bostock in 1894 by architect William Ridgway Wilson

William Ridgway Wilson

Architect

 

 

 

 

 

 

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