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William Wilson House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6088 Wilson Avenue
Description
The William Wilson House is a vernacular two-storey wood-frame Foursquare house with a hipped roof. It is situated at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Central Boulevard in the Metrotown area of Burnaby, adjacent to the SkyTrain line, and is now part of a multi-family residential complex.
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
William & Annie Wilson House
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
William & Annie Wilson House
Civic Address
6088 Wilson Avenue
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10350
Enactment Date
22/04/1996
Description
The William Wilson House is a vernacular two-storey wood-frame Foursquare house with a hipped roof. It is situated at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Central Boulevard in the Metrotown area of Burnaby, adjacent to the SkyTrain line, and is now part of a multi-family residential complex.
Heritage Value
The house is valued as the residence of William Wilson (1860-1935) and Annie Wilson (1868-1966) and demonstrates the development of Burnaby from a rural, farming community to an early commuter suburb, and is one of the few remaining early houses in the Metrotown area of Burnaby. Reflecting the area's early history, it was constructed on a subdivided piece of the Wilson’s 3.2 hectare farm that once bordered Kingsway, the primary road linking New Westminster to Vancouver. To develop his subdivided property, Wilson constructed a bisecting street, named it for himself and situated his new home on a large parcel adjacent to the interurban tramline. Constructed in 1913, the William Wilson House is additionally valued as a modest vernacular example of an Edwardian era Foursquare house. Although simple in form, it is distinguished by an inset front verandah, front bay window and clipped ground level corner. Once commonly found in Burnaby, this is a rare surviving example of the homes typically constructed for the working-class families enticed to Burnaby as a consequence of the interurban tramline.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of William Wilson House include its: - corner location, adjacent to the old interurban alignment - vernacular Foursquare style as exemplified by its symmetrical form, square floor plan and cubic massing with pyramidal roof - cladding, with narrow lapped wooden siding on the first storey and cedar shingles on the second storey - recessed front verandah, with square columns and ground floor cut-away bay window - regular fenestration, including double-hung 1-over-1 wooden-sash windows, and casement and transom assembly feature window in the living room
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Person
William Wilson
Annie Wilson
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
023-352-701
Boundaries
The William Wilson House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 6088 Wilson Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
2824.9
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6088 Wilson Avenue
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
WILLIAM & ANNIE WILSON HOUSE 6088 Wilson Avenue 1913 This was the residence of William Wilson (1860-1935) and Annie Wilson (1868-1966) and illustrates the development ot Burnaby from a rural, forming community to on early commuter suburb, and ultimately to o high-density modern city. This
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
Original Book
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Digital Book
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The book of common prayer and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England : together with the psalter or psalms of David

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London: William Collins, Sons, & Co. Ltd. , 1904. (Book) 264.03 WIL 1904
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV002.58.37
Call No.
264.03 WIL 1904
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
William Collins, Sons, & Co. Ltd.
Publication Date
1904
Physical Description
494 p. ; 12 cm.
Inscription
"St Johns S.S. / Xmas 1904 / To Annie Wilson / from her SS Teacher" -- handwritten in ink on t.p verso
Subjects LoC
Church of England
Liturgics
Notes
"Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches ; and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons." -- title page.
Includes index.
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London: Oxford University Press , 1906. (Book) 220.5 OXF 1906
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV002.58.39
Call No.
220.5 OXF 1906
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
1906
Printer
Horace Hart
Physical Description
1000 p. : maps (col.) ; 17 cm.
Inscription
"To Annie Wilson / from her teacher / for regular Attendance / St. Johns SS Central Park / XMas 1906 / SS Teacher / Mr J. Bowman" -- handwritten in 2 different colours of ink on the title page verso. "171YJ c/c" -- handwritten in pencil on endpaper (back).
Subjects LoC
Bible
Notes
"Containing Old and New Testaments" -- title page
"Translated out of the original tongues : and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty's special command" -- title page
"Appointed to be read in churches" -- title page
Oxford facsimile Series, No. 5.
Includes index.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-641
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Wilson family home on Westminster Road (now 4330 Kingsway) and Wilson Avenue (named after the family) near Central Park. Left to right: unidentified friend, Mrs. Annie Walmsley Wilson (mother), Annie Walmsley (half-sister, born to Annie Wilson and first husband, Samuel Walmsley),…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-641
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Wilson family home on Westminster Road (now 4330 Kingsway) and Wilson Avenue (named after the family) near Central Park. Left to right: unidentified friend, Mrs. Annie Walmsley Wilson (mother), Annie Walmsley (half-sister, born to Annie Wilson and first husband, Samuel Walmsley), and Elsie Wilson (half-sister).
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Walmsley, Annie
Wilson, Annie Walmsley
Wilson, Elsie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Westminster Road
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4330 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
Elsie Wilson Elsie Wilson was born Aug. 16, 1898 in the small family home near Central Park to Annie Wilson and her second husband, William. The three-storey house was located at Westminster Road (now Kingsway) and a trail later named Wilson Avenue in honor of the family. Miss Wilson's mother
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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