Cowichan Merchants Building

The Cowichan Merchants Building at Station Street and Craig Street is a landmark structure in downtown Duncan.

It was built in 1912 by Cowichan Merchants Ltd., a partnership between William Penn Jaynes, Andrew Hans Peterson and Thomas Pitt.

Thomas Pitt and Andrew Hans Peterson were both members of Temple Lodge, No.33 and charter members of Tzouhalem Chapter, No.26 in 1926.

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

For more information check out our Buildings Associated With Tzouhalem Chapter, No.26 Members. If you’re interested in history, you may also want to see Our History, Past Principal Officers and upcoming historical information we intend to post on this site in future.

Thomas Pitt, circa 1919
Thomas Pitt, circa 1919. Mayor of Duncan, co-founder of Cowichan Merchants Ltd. Member of Tzouhalem Chapter 26 (Courtesy of Temple Lodge, No.33)

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