The Masonic building around 1933. It’s now the Willow Street Cafe. Check it out and then step back in time at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo courtesy of Joan Allester)

The Masonic building around 1933. It’s now the Willow Street Cafe. Check it out and then step back in time at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo courtesy of Joan Allester)

Willow Street Cafe a versatile building over time

Current site has housed a variety of establishments

Many of Chemainus’ oldest buildings have evolved over the years.

The present Willow Street Cafe has been the post office, a customs office, a bank and housed a realtor.

It began as the Masonic Hall, built in 1927.

Check out the Willow Street Cafe and then take a step back in time at the Chemainus Valley Museum.

The museum at 9799 Waterwheel Cres. is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.