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Rawlinson & Glaholm Grocers

The building's size is in keeping with the pedestrian scale of this mixed residential and commercial area. The building was designed by architect E. J. Bresemann, who with partner Durfee, also designed Victoria's First Congregational Church and St. James Hotel and Nanaimo's Commercial Hotel.  

Take note of the positioning of the building to the street corner. Located down the street from Railway Station, the passangers would disembark and be funneled to the main street of the day, Fitzwilliam St. I would imagine that it was a successful business selling everything from liqour to laces.

The present business in this lovely building is The Teak Tree, Nature's Finest Furniture. The interior exposed brick walls, large windows and high ceilings make for a beautiful, bright showroom of beautiful handmade creations for patio and home.

437 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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