The Duncan & Christmas Heritage Mall building at 149 Canada Avenue was built circa 1914. It is named for Kenneth F. Duncan (1881-1952) and Wilfred Christmas (died 1950) who operated a financial services firm in this building between 1936 and 1950 under the name Duncan & Christmas Ltd.
Here is a map showing the location of 149 Canada Avenue:
Additional Information About 149 Canada Avenue
- Assessed Value (July 2016): $398,000; Land $138,000 Buildings $260,000
- Assessed Value (July 2015): $272,000; Land $133,000 Buildings $139,000
A Brief History of the Duncan & Christmas Heritage Mall
Kenneth Duncan had previously occupied this building prior to 1936 in partnership with Herbert Dickie, under the name Dickie & Duncan Ltd. Kenneth Duncan and Herbert Dickie were both members of the Temple Lodge, No.33, the local Masonic lodge, and Kenneth Duncan played a leading role in the construction of the Duncan Masonic Temple (at 163 Canada Avenue, next door to the Duncan & Christmas Heritage Mall) in 1912.
Kenneth Duncan (1881-1952) was a member of the family for whom Duncan is named. He was the first Mayor of Duncan after the City of Duncan was incorporated in 1912.
As a prominent member of Temple Lodge, No.33, A.F. & A.M., he also played a leading role in the planning and construction of the Duncan Masonic Temple (at 163 Canada Avenue, next door to the Duncan & Christmas Heritage Mall) in 1912.
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