A.R. Johnston Block


The A.R. Johnston Block speaks to Nanaimo's early commercial development and is one of very few pre-1900 buildings still standing. The building was part of a complex that included a store, warehouse and wharf and originally backed onto Nanaimo's now infilled inner harbour. The siting underlines the historic importance of harbour access and water transportation to early merchants operating in isolated Nanaimo.

Street Address

174 Commercial Street
V9R 5G6

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