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Tram at Burnaby Lake Station

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
August 26, 1951
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company tram no. 1236. Next to the tram is a small wooden shelter with a sign on the side that reads, "BURNABY LAKE", and a silhouetted person walking on the platform.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company tram no. 1236. Next to the tram is a small wooden shelter with a sign on the side that reads, "BURNABY LAKE", and a silhouetted person walking on the platform.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Accession Code
BV992.23.11
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
August 26, 1951
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso of photograph reads: "BCER 1236 Burnaby Lake Station Aug 26 1951"
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Birds Eye View of the Burnaby Lake Area, circa 1910 p. 101

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Life with the Moores of Hart House
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
Notes
Map compiled based on historical sources in 1977 by Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) curator John Adams, illustrated by Carol Swan. The map depicts the Burnaby Lake Interurban line as double-tracked, when it was actually single track.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Life with the Moores of Hart House
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
Notes
Map compiled based on historical sources in 1977 by Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) curator John Adams, illustrated by Carol Swan. The map depicts the Burnaby Lake Interurban line as double-tracked, when it was actually single track.
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morely-Buckingham Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Digital Book
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Birds Eye View of the Burnaby Lake Area, circa 1910 p. 102

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Life with the Moores of Hart House
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
Notes
Map compiled based on historical sources in 1977 by Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) curator John Adams, illustrated by Carol Swan. The map depicts the Burnaby Lake Interurban line as double-tracked, when it was actually single track.
  1 Digital Chapter  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Life with the Moores of Hart House
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
Notes
Map compiled based on historical sources in 1977 by Heritage Village (now Burnaby Village Museum) curator John Adams, illustrated by Carol Swan. The map depicts the Burnaby Lake Interurban line as double-tracked, when it was actually single track.
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroads
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morely-Buckingham Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line
Name Access
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Digital Book
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Patterson Avenue Station

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915]
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.1 x 10.7 cm
Item No.
186-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Patterson Avenue Interurban station (the two shelters in the centre of the photograph). There are fences in foreground and Central Park can be seen in the background. There is snow. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "Patterson Interurban Station / B.C. Electric."
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1915]
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
186-005
Accession Number
BHS986-35
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.1 x 10.7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Patterson Avenue Interurban station (the two shelters in the centre of the photograph). There are fences in foreground and Central Park can be seen in the background. There is snow. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "Patterson Interurban Station / B.C. Electric."
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Patterson Avenue
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921 (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.
204-366
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Interurban trams at Central Park station. The British Columbia Electric Railway Company ran one-, two- and three-car "trains." The photograph was taken from the park, looking west toward Kingsway.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-366
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 Interurban trams at Central Park station. The British Columbia Electric Railway Company ran one-, two- and three-car "trains." The photograph was taken from the park, looking west toward Kingsway.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Central Park
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Central Park station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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New Westminster District - Subdivision Plans of : (1A) Portion Lot 87 (2A) Portions of Lot 136, 131 and Lots 44 and 78 (3A)Survey of a Portion of Lot 95 (4A) Subdivision plan of Lot 396 - Port Moody (1B) Plan of District Lot 92 (2B) Portion of Lot 29 (3B) Plan of Lot 84 - Hydes, Claim (4B) Plan of Lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 15, 10, 56, 148, 57, 58, 40 (5B) Plan of Lot 85

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1862-1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
9 plans : 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 57 x 36.5 cm + 1 plan : black ink and grahite on paper ; 46.5 x 49 cm + 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 36.5 x 23 cm + 1 plan : blueprint on paper ; 15.5 x 19.5 cm + 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 35.5 x 53.5 cm + 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 56.5 x 43 cm + 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 20 x 25.5 cm + 1 plan : ink on paper 20 x 34 cm + 1 plan : graphite on paper 25 x 17 cm mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on one side and five New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 87 / Group One / New Westminster District / Scale 4 chs…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
9 plans : 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 57 x 36.5 cm + 1 plan : black ink and grahite on paper ; 46.5 x 49 cm + 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 36.5 x 23 cm + 1 plan : blueprint on paper ; 15.5 x 19.5 cm + 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 35.5 x 53.5 cm + 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 56.5 x 43 cm + 1 plan : black ink on paper ; 20 x 25.5 cm + 1 plan : ink on paper 20 x 34 cm + 1 plan : graphite on paper 25 x 17 cm mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Material Details
Scales [between 1:792 and 1:3600]
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on one side and five New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 87 / Group One / New Westminster District / Scale 4 chs = 1 in". Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and intialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon). Names two of the subdivisons of District Lot 87 are identified as, "L.E. Sprott" and "John Ledger". 2. "Plan of Subdivision / of / Portions of / Lot 136, 131 and Lots 44 and 78 Gr.1 / New Westminster District / Scale 300 ft = 1 inch". Annotation above title reads: "No. 901 / Deposited in Land Registry Office / New Westminster / Aug. 19th 1905 / Charles S. Keith D. Reg." Annotations and signatures at bottom of plan read: "I, William Nelson Draper, / W.H.R. Collister / Charles E. Perkins / E.B. Morgan / make / Surveys / correct / representation / upon / the / Land Registry Act / (sgd) W.N. Draper, P.L.S.". Plan includes a handwritten title: "Lots 136, 131, 44 & 78" and is initialed: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 3. "Survey / of / a Portion / of / Lot 95, Gr.1 / Scale 1 ch = 1in." Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and is initialed : "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 4. Blueprint plan of "Lot 396. Group One." with Scale : 3 chs = 1 in. A two acre portion of District Lot 396 is filled in with red ink." Plan is signed by "Albert J. Hill / B.C.L.S." (This plan is part of Port Moody) Side B: 1. Plan titled "District Lot 92 / Burnaby / Municipality / for sale by / Mahon / McFarland & / Mahon Ltd. / Vancouver, B.C. / Scale : 4 chains to one inch". District Lot 92 is subdivided into 161 lots and identifies roads: Norwich Road, Pole Line Road, Oakland Road, Stanley Road, Burford Road, Dalhousie Road, Brantford Road, Colborne Road, Roberts Road, Vancouver & Westminster Road, B.C. Electric Railway, Gilley Stn. and Burnaby (Power House). The bottom of the plan reads: "G.S. Dawson, P.LS. Vancouver, B.C." 2. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 29 / Group 1 / New Westminster District / Scale 2 chs = 1 in". Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 3. Small handrawn plan (no title) identifying "Lot 84 / Hydes, Claim" at the centre surrounded by lots and features identified as: "Lot 85", "Lot 93", "Lot 94", "Lot 32", "Lot 82", "Lot 83", "Lot 79", "swamp" and a "Small Lake" (Burnaby Lake). Identifying marks in the right corner of the plan read: "Page 13 / Surveyed by G. Turner / May 62". Plan also includes surveyor's bearing measurements and trails to "Small Lake" (Burnaby Lake). 4. Untitled plan showing District Lots west of North Road and north of Burnaby Lake including: Lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 15, 10, 56, 148, 57, 58, 40. and Lots 3, 5, 7 east of North Road (Coquitlam). Lots in Burnaby are identifed for timber including: "Heavily Timbered" (Lot 57), " "Some Fir and Cedar" (Lot 40), "Splendid Fir and Cedar" (Lot 143), "Heavy Fir etc" (Lots 143 and 148), " "Fine Cedar" (Lot 15), "Rough Light Timber" (Lot 56). Other features identified at the lower portion of the plan include "Burnaby Lake" and "Brunette River". 5. Untitled plan drawn in graphite showing sections of District Lot 85 south of Burnaby Lake and north of Hazsard Road. Plan is signed: "Albert J. Hill / B.C.L.S." and dated "12/26/08". Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon)
Publisher
Mahon, McFarland & Mahon Ltd
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, Albert J.
Draper, W.N.
Responsibility
Albert J. Hill M.A. Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor
W.N. Draper, P.L.S.
G. Turner, P.L.S.
G.S. Dawson, P.L.S.
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - North Road
Burnaby - Brunette River
British Columbia - Port Moody
Accession Code
HV977.93.26
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1862-1908]
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scale
72
Notes
Title based on content of plans
Digital image link published on Heritage Burnaby shows "Side A"
Scale is measured in chains and feet. (One chain equals 792 inches)
The term "Lot" can also refer to a "District Lot”
Some plans are stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and intialed: "RB" [sic]
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Central Park Entrance Gate

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3883 Imperial Street
Description
The Central Park Entrance Gate is the ceremonial entrance to Burnaby’s historic Central Park from Kingsway, and consists of two massive stone pillars, approximately 7.5 metres high and 1.8 metres square, adjacent gate posts and a low flanking stone wall that curves into the park to the east.
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3883 Imperial Street
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
The Central Park Entrance Gate is the ceremonial entrance to Burnaby’s historic Central Park from Kingsway, and consists of two massive stone pillars, approximately 7.5 metres high and 1.8 metres square, adjacent gate posts and a low flanking stone wall that curves into the park to the east.
Heritage Value
The Central Park Entrance Gate is significant as a ceremonial entry to a major park, for its connection with the early history of the British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) and as an important design by an accomplished British Columbian architect. When the original interurban line between Vancouver and New Westminster was constructed in 1891, one of the first stations was located where the tramway crossed the Vancouver-Westminster Road (now Kingsway) within the newly-created Central Park. The interurban line ran through the park on a diagonal right-of-way (the current SkyTrain line, opened in 1986, follows this original alignment). In 1912 an agreement was reached between the successor interurban company, the BCER, and the Central Park Provincial Park Board, to deed additional land for an expanded right-of-way through the Park in exchange for improvements that included the construction of an ornamental stone wall and gate with an iron arch, with an illuminated 'Central Park' sign, adjacent to the interurban station on Kingsway. This was an early and rare example of an electric sign used for a public recreation facility. The Gate is also significant as a surviving early design by Robert Lyon (1879-1963), an Edinburgh-born and trained immigrant who was one of the most accomplished of British Columbia's early architects. After he moved to Vancouver, he was employed by the BCER from 1911 until 1918, and worked on a broad range of projects including some of the grandest and most innovative local industrial structures of the time. The arch was built by the Westminster Ironworks Company, one of the leading firms of its kind in Western Canada, operated by John Reid of New Westminster. The Gate was completed in 1914; in 1968 the decorative ironwork was removed due to corrosion and placed in storage.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Central Park Entrance Gate include its: - two subtly tapered massive stone pillars, which rise in stages from a larger base to a shaft with random coursed multi-coloured granite with roughly formed grey granite quoins, to a top formed of finely finished grey granite blocks with a coved and bracketed cap - adjacent gate posts with monolithic pyramidal granite caps - low flanking stone wall that curves into the park to the east, constructed of random coursed multi-coloured granite with a river rock triangular cap
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Organization
British Columbia Electric Railway
Central Park Provincial Park Board
Architect
Robert Lyon
Builder
John Reid
Westminster Iron Works Co.
Function
Primary Current--Park Fixture
Primary Historic--Park Fixture
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 017-767-172 Legal Description: Block B of Lot 2 Except Firstly: Part on Plan 8669 and Secondly: Part on Plan LMP4689 District Lot 151, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 3443
Boundaries
The property (Central Park) is a municipally-owned park that lies at the western edge of Burnaby, between 49th Avenue to the south, Kingsway to the north, Boundary Road to the west and Patterson Avenue to the east.
Area
853,403.82
Contributing Resource
Structure
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Public (local)
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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