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Rosser Elementary School

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4375 Pandora Street
Description
School building.
Associated Dates
1923
Other Names
NORTH BURNABY HIGH SCHOOL
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
NORTH BURNABY HIGH SCHOOL
Civic Address
4375 Pandora Street
Associated Dates
1923
Description
School building.
Heritage Value
Originally built as North Burnaby High School, this eight-room school became Rosser Avenue School in 1945. It has been altered with replacement windows, the application of stucco over the original siding and an addition, but has retained its historical form, including a hipped roof with half-timbered gables and a domed roof ventilator. The Rosser Elementary School was designed by the architectural firm of Bowman & Cullerne, who specialized in school design. The firm’s projects include Seaforth School (1922, now relocated to Burnaby Village Museum), Windsor Street School (1923), and Nelson Avenue School (1927).
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Architect
Bowman and Cullerne
Area
10579.94
Contributing Resource
Building
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4375 Pandora Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Seaforth Schoolhouse

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Description
The Seaforth Schoolhouse is a one-storey wood-frame rectangular plan building with a projecting entry porch, located in the Burnaby Village Museum.
Associated Dates
1922
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1922
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 8148
Enactment Date
03/01/1984
Description
The Seaforth Schoolhouse is a one-storey wood-frame rectangular plan building with a projecting entry porch, located in the Burnaby Village Museum.
Heritage Value
The heritage value of the Seaforth Schoolhouse lies in its representation of a one-room school once located in one of the city’s rural districts. The school was constructed due to the demand of increasing population after the First World War, in what was then known as the Lozells District, so isolated at the time that parents were concerned about the danger to their children from wild bears and cougars that roamed the area. The school was named after its sponsor, the Seaforth Chapter of the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire. Bowman and Cullerne, the architects for the Burnaby School Board, designed the one room schoolhouse. It was constructed by local contractor, Alphonse J. Toebaert, following the standards of British Columbia public school architecture, which specified the plan and orientation of the building. It indicates the values and the design control of school boards of the time, and the central role of the provincial government in setting educational standards. The heritage value of this school also lies in its interpretive value within the Burnaby Village Museum. The site is an important cultural feature for the interpretation of Burnaby’s heritage to the public, illustrating the changes in the local school system over time. The school was moved to Burnaby Village Museum in 1983, and was opened to the public after extensive restoration in 1987. Both the interior and exterior have been restored and interpreted to the date of original construction. The North Vancouver School Board donated most of the early desks, and the remainder of the interior artifacts are from the museum’s own collection.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Seaforth Schoolhouse include its: - rectangular plan - hipped roof with cedar shingle cladding - hipped-roof entry porch - typical school fenestration of the era, with a bank of double-hung 6-over-6 wooden-sash windows on one facade - cedar shingle cladding - original and authentic interior elements such as interior mouldings, blackboards and desks
Locality
Deer Lake Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
C.B. Vorce
Organization
Seaforth Chapter of the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire
Burnaby School Board
Burnaby Village Museum
Architect
Bowman and Cullerne
Builder
Alphonse J. Toebaert
Function
Primary Historic--One-Room School
Primary Current--Museum
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 011-030-356 Legal Description: Parcel 1, District Lot 79 and District Lot 85, Group 1, New Westminster District, Reference Plan 77594
Boundaries
Burnaby Village Museum is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
38,488.63
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Structure
Ownership
Public (local)
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4900 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
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Seaforth School re-opening ceremony at Burnaby Village Museum

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[April 10, 1987]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Seaforth School re-opening ceremony at Burnaby Village Museum taken on April 10, 1987. Caption on original matte read: "Seaforth school, built in 1922, at Government Street & Piper Avenue. This school was designed by Bowman and Cullerne, and built by Alphonse Joseph Toebaert. It w…
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Seaforth School re-opening ceremony at Burnaby Village Museum taken on April 10, 1987. Caption on original matte read: "Seaforth school, built in 1922, at Government Street & Piper Avenue. This school was designed by Bowman and Cullerne, and built by Alphonse Joseph Toebaert. It was moved to Burnaby Village Museum in 1983, and designated as a heritage building by the 'Heritage Conservation Act' in October of 1984. Re-opening Ceremony of April 10, 1987.".
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Buildings - Civic - Museums
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Schools
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Burnaby Village Museum
Seaforth School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV017.32.32
Date
[April 10, 1987]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
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Deer Lake Park--Heritage Resource Inventory p. 51

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1998
Deer Lake they form an im- portant cultural feature for the interpretation of Burnaby's heritage to the public. These strue- tures were designated as city heritage buildings in 1992 (Seaforth School was designated in 1984). ? SEAFORTH SCHOOL Bowman and Cullerne, Architect A. Toebaert, Builder
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