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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3789 Royal Oak Avenue
Description
Cemetery site.
Associated Dates
1935
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3789 Royal Oak Avenue
Associated Dates
1935
Description
Cemetery site.
Heritage Value
Forest Lawn Memorial Park was founded and designed by Albert F. Arnold, who wanted to design a memorial park “which would be a place of perpetual beauty and which would banish the ‘graveyard’ taint from such places forever.” The 145 acres of Forest Lawn were designed as a garden, which overlooks Vancouver and has a magnificent view of the mountains. Called “God’s Acres,” with white-shelled walks and piped sacred music, the design allowed a natural setting to offer solace to grieve. Bronze memorial plaques were used rather than headstones, which would have marred the garden effect. Arnold acted as a consultant to memorial parks all over Canada and the United States and many of his innovations have become standard practice in North American cemeteries. Equipped with its own greenhouses, the park has more than a million plants of all types. The chapel, which sits on the lower southern slopes, is a sophisticated modernist structure that was designed by renowned local architects McCarter & Nairne.
Locality
Burnaby Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Architect
Albert F. Arnold McCarter & Nairne
Area
449910.00
Contributing Resource
Landscape Feature
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3789 Royal Oak Avenue
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