Thanks, Spence, for the 1946 directory info for the 400 block Wesley. Murdoch jr had a big front yard with a big tree, whereas Murdoch sr seemed to be situated closer to the street.
About Maffeo's house, I could be wrong. Not having lived in Nanaimo for a long time, my bearings are sometimes a bit skewed. Does the directory list who lived in the block on Franklyn that connects with Wesley? I think the St Andrews Church of Scotland used to be in that block.