There are several historic buildings in Duncan and the surrounding Cowichan Valley which are associated with members of Tzouhalem Chapter, No.26.

Here are a few to start with but please note we will be adding more shortly.

Cowichan Merchants Building, built 1912. Associated with Thomas Pitt and Andrew Hans Peterson

Cowichan Merchants Building, viewed from Station Street and Craig Street
Cowichan Merchants Building, viewed from Station Street and Craig Street.

Kenneth F. Duncan‘s business premises, now Duncan & Christmas Heritage Mall, 149 Canada Avenue.

Duncan & Christmas Heritage Mall, 149 Canada Ave., Duncan
Duncan & Christmas Heritage Mall, 149 Canada Ave., Duncan

Charles W. O’Neill‘s house at 1087 Islay Street. We believe that the meetings to plan the creation of Tzouhalem Chapter, No.26 were held in this house in 1928.

Charles W. O'Neill's house at 1087 Islay Street, Duncan, B.C., as it appears today
Charles W. O’Neill‘s house at 1087 Islay Street, Duncan, B.C., as it appears today. We think this is where the planning meeting to create Tzouhalem Chapter, No.26 was held in 1928.

45 Craig Street is now Just Jake’s Restaurant but was used by William Bruce Powel‘s business, Powel’s Mens’ Wear between 1944-1972.

45 Craig Street, built in 1922 for Harold F. Prevost by architect Douglas James
45 Craig Street, built in 1922 for Harold F. Prevost by architect Douglas James. William Bruce Powel‘s business used this building between 1944-1972.

The house at 733 Wharncliffe Road was built circa 1928 by architect Douglas James for Claude Green and his wife Edna Green.

733 Wharncliffe, built by architect Douglas James for Claude and Edna Green in 1927
733 Wharncliffe Road, built by architect Douglas James for Claude Green and Edna Green in 1927

151-155 Craig Street, built by architect Douglas James for Hugh George Savage and the Cowichan Leader newspaper.

151-155 Craig Street, built in 1929 for Hugh George Savage, owner and publisher of the Cowichan Leader
151-155 Craig Street, built in 1929 for Hugh George Savage, owner and publisher of the Cowichan Leader. Architect: Douglas James

Thomas Pitt‘s Automotive Dealership, now 231 Government Street

231 Government Street, Duncan, B.C. Built in 1929 for Thomas Pitt. Architect: Douglas James
231 Government Street, Duncan, B.C. Built in 1929 for Thomas Pitt. Architect: Douglas James

The building now occupied by Volume One Books at 145-149 Kenneth Street was built in 1949 by Claude Green.

151-159 Kenneth Street, now Volume One Books. Built in 1949 by Claude Green
145-149 Kenneth Street, now Volume One Books. Built in 1949 by Claude Green

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