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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5195 Sperling Avenue
Description
The Woodward House is a two-storey plus basement, wood-framed house with British Arts and Crafts influences. It is set in a wooded landscape on a lakefront property, on Sperling Avenue within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct of Burnaby, with expansive views of the lake.
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Maud & Harriet Woodward Residence
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Maud & Harriet Woodward Residence
Civic Address
5195 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Council Resolution
Enactment Date
26/05/2003
Description
The Woodward House is a two-storey plus basement, wood-framed house with British Arts and Crafts influences. It is set in a wooded landscape on a lakefront property, on Sperling Avenue within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct of Burnaby, with expansive views of the lake.
Heritage Value
Maud Sarah Woodward (1865-1958), a pioneer nurse originally from England, and her sister Harriet Julia Woodward (1879-1969), one of Burnaby’s first teachers, had this large house built in 1912 to replace the smaller cottage they owned nearby at 5141 Sperling Avenue. Farmer, builder and longtime Deer Lake resident, Bernard R. Hill (1858-1939), was hired as the contractor. The Woodward House played an important role in the Deer Lake community. The Woodward sisters were tireless community organizers and volunteers. This house served a number of functions, and in addition to being the sisters’ home was the local post office until 1949 and also a private kindergarten/school until 1935. Originally designed in the British Arts and Crafts style with a simple rustic exterior of cedar shingles, it is an excellent example of the type of residence constructed by middle-class citizens in the Deer Lake neighbourhood. The B.C. Electric Railway's Burnaby Lake Interurban line, which opened June 12, 1911, fostered the development of Deer Lake as well as other Edwardian era neighbourhoods in Burnaby.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Woodward House include its: - lakefront location, within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct - residential form, scale and massing as exhibited by its two-storey height, full basement, square floor plan and side-gabled roof - internal red-brick chimneys - British Arts and Crafts features such as cedar shingle siding, extant under later plywood - associated landscape features such as mature coniferous trees
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
Maud Sarah Woodward
Harriet Julia Woodward
Builder
Bernard R. Hill
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Deer Lake
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D.002-507-064
Boundaries
The Woodward House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 5195 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
1788.5
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Public (local)
Documentation
City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, Heritage Site Files
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Item No.
422-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home that belonged to early Burnaby lake residents, Maude and Harriet Woodward. This home replaced their earlier cottage at 5141 Sperling Avenue and served as a residence, post office and private school. This photograph shows the home as it appeared in 1990.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
422-002
Accession Number
BHS2001-9
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home that belonged to early Burnaby lake residents, Maude and Harriet Woodward. This home replaced their earlier cottage at 5141 Sperling Avenue and served as a residence, post office and private school. This photograph shows the home as it appeared in 1990.
Photographer
Wolf, Jim
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 6.2 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-191
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home of Maude Woodward and her sister Harriet Woodward. A caption beneath the photograph reads: "Burnaby Lake Post Office and School 1910-1934."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-191
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 6.2 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home of Maude Woodward and her sister Harriet Woodward. A caption beneath the photograph reads: "Burnaby Lake Post Office and School 1910-1934."
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Buildings - Institutional - Post Offices
Buildings - Schools
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 12 cm on page 24.5 x 32.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-458
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of students at "Miss Harry's" private school at Burnaby Lake. Harriet Woodward and her sister, Maude, ran a school and a post office out of their home for many years and were early residents of the area. Identified in the photograph are: Harriet Woodward who is standing to the far right…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-458
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 12 cm on page 24.5 x 32.5 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of students at "Miss Harry's" private school at Burnaby Lake. Harriet Woodward and her sister, Maude, ran a school and a post office out of their home for many years and were early residents of the area. Identified in the photograph are: Harriet Woodward who is standing to the far right at the top of the stairs (with white shirt), her mother Julia Woodward beside her (with black shirt) and her sister Maude Woodward, standing to the far left (with striped shirt). In the second row standing first on the left is Molly Lamb Boback. The rest are unidentified.
Names
Boback, Molly Lamb
Woodward, Harriet
Woodward, Julia
Woodward, Maude
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Item No.
020-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph looking over Deer Lake and snow-covered ground towards buildings and houses. To the left is the cottage and house belonging to the Woodward sisters, Harriet and Maude. The cottage, and later the house, were also used as the Burnaby Lake Post Office and a school run by Harriet Woodward. …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-004
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph looking over Deer Lake and snow-covered ground towards buildings and houses. To the left is the cottage and house belonging to the Woodward sisters, Harriet and Maude. The cottage, and later the house, were also used as the Burnaby Lake Post Office and a school run by Harriet Woodward. At the time of this photograph, it was in use as the Burnaby Lake United Church. In the middle of the picture, numerous boathouses and a diving tower can be seen at the shoreline of the lake. To the right of the copse of trees, on the hill, is the house and post office belonging to the Woodward sisters and right of that is the home built for William J. Walker in 1907 but owned by D.R. Boucher during the 1920s. To the far right the Pole Line Road (later, Sperling Avenue) is visible along with the home of Francis J. Peers, known as Greyfriars.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Buildings - Religious - Churches
Names
Burnaby Lake United Church
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Aveune
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - 5255 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - 5289 Rugby Avenue
Burnaby - Rugby Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct p. 99

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary6272-99
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
chimney was canstructed tram river stanes transparted tram the Lynn Canyan. The design has features in camman with Hau'sawn hause at 5070 Canada Way, such as the use at brick nagging. It is part at the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct. MAUD & HARRIET WOODWARD RESIDENCE 5195 Sperling Avenue 1912
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Deer Lake Park--Heritage Resource Inventory p. 44

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary6303-44
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1998
MAUDE AND HARRIET WOODWARD RESIDENCE 5195 Sperling Avenue B. Hill, Builder, 1912 ^ City owned site Maude and Harriet Woodward built this home in 1912 to replace their original cottage. The house was a multi-purpose building serving as combined residence, post-office and private kin
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