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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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Loading Strawberries, BCERy, Douglas Road, Burnaby BC

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Item No.
477-938
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in t…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-938
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in their own horse and cart as they bring their strawberries to the station.
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Carts
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Wagons
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Hill, Bernard R
Sprott, Charles
Clayton, George Evert
Sprott, Edgar
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Caption on recto of photograph reads: "Loading Strawberries, B.C.E.Ry., Douglas Rd., Burnaby, B.C."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
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BC Electric workshop

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of nine men mostly dressed in suits with ties surrounded by tools and equipment. Three older men are seated in the front and the rest are standing behind them. An accompanying note in the accession file identifies the photograph as a BC Electric workshop, with Claude Hill (son of Bernard…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of nine men mostly dressed in suits with ties surrounded by tools and equipment. Three older men are seated in the front and the rest are standing behind them. An accompanying note in the accession file identifies the photograph as a BC Electric workshop, with Claude Hill (son of Bernard Hill) at top right, and Jack Lister seated in the centre.
Subjects
Energy Production Tools and Equipment
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, A Claude
Lister, Jack
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Accession Code
HV977.123.19
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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William George Alcock

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[before 1922]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph William George Alcock in his British Columbia Electric Railway uniform with his hand in his breast pocket. He was an interurban tram conductor before 1922.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph William George Alcock in his British Columbia Electric Railway uniform with his hand in his breast pocket. He was an interurban tram conductor before 1922.
Subjects
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Accession Code
BV004.90.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[before 1922]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Notes on verso of photograph read: "Wm. G. Alcock", "15" and "15A"
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]-1982
Collection/Fonds
Bancroft family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 boxes of textual records, 7 photographs and 1 map
Storage Location
MSS030
BHS490
BHS507
MSS110
Scope and Content
Collection consists of publications, correspondence and other miscellaneous papers relating to the Bancroft family's interests and work history; topics include gardening, raising poultry, the liberal government and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Also included are photographs of the Bancroft family (…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]-1982
Collection/Fonds
Bancroft family collection
Physical Description
4 boxes of textual records, 7 photographs and 1 map
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS030
BHS490
BHS507
MSS110
Scope and Content
Collection consists of publications, correspondence and other miscellaneous papers relating to the Bancroft family's interests and work history; topics include gardening, raising poultry, the liberal government and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Also included are photographs of the Bancroft family (and friends) as well as ephemera pertaining to agricultural farming and the air force.
History/Biography
Ann Eliza (Annie) was born in August of 1861. After marrying R. Croucher, Ann moved her family to British Columbia in 1907. Their daughter Rose Croucher was born in January of 1895 and studied geometrical drawing using Blair’s Canadian Drawing Series workbooks. On on February 21, 1914, Rose Croucher and James Oakes Bancroft married in Vancouver. Together they had three children; James A. in 1916 or 1917, Rosie, then George E. in August of 1927. The Bancroft family were poultry farmers throughout the early 1900s, transporting their farmed eggs from Burnaby to the Hudson’s Bay Company Vancouver using the British Columbia Electric Railway system. Rose Bancroft also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Central Park Poultry Co-op Association in the 1920s until her husband's death in 1930 at the age of 42. In the late thirties and early forties, while James A. Bancroft was stationed in Calgary with the Royal Canadian Air Force, his younger siblings lived together with their mother and grandmother at 1963 21st Avenue in Burnaby. Young Rosie Bancroft studied French and England’s history in Social Studies in 1937 and her brother George studied the seasons in General Science II in 1942. Grandmother Ann died in 1962 at the age of 99. Her daughter Rose died three years later at the age of 76.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904-1908
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Storage Location
BHS293
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing the Burnaby B.C.E.R. (British Columbia Electric Railway Co.) substation and employees of the Westminster Branch BCER Company Ltd.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904-1908
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Physical Description
Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
BHS293
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs showing the Burnaby B.C.E.R. (British Columbia Electric Railway Co.) substation and employees of the Westminster Branch BCER Company Ltd.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 25.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a British Columbia Electric Railway Company tramline track on Sixth Street at Twelfth Avenue.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 25.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a British Columbia Electric Railway Company tramline track on Sixth Street at Twelfth Avenue.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6th Street
Burnaby - 12th Avenue
Accession Code
BV995.10.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1905]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Westminster Branch employees

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia composite ; 19 x 24 cm on board 27 x 32.5 cm
Item No.
293-007
Storage Location
A/V Storage - Oversize Box 3
Scope and Content
Composite photograph of the employees of the Westminster Branch of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company. A name has been written in pen under many of the photographs: starting at the top left; Neelands, McNel, Wilson, Stuart, Blair, unidentified, Healy, Innes, Rawlison. One row down, five …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-007
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
A/V Storage - Oversize Box 3
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia composite ; 19 x 24 cm on board 27 x 32.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Composite photograph of the employees of the Westminster Branch of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company. A name has been written in pen under many of the photographs: starting at the top left; Neelands, McNel, Wilson, Stuart, Blair, unidentified, Healy, Innes, Rawlison. One row down, five together to the left are; Marsh, Grimmison, Huston, Gregory, Stewart. Four in the center are; Shiles, unidentified, Whitmore, McQuarrie. Five together to the right are; Dickinson, Routley, Thorburn, Monterth, unidentified. Second row down, five together on the left are; Butterfield, Rainey, Alcock, WIlliams, Feeney. Three together in the center are; Glover, Buntzen, Sperling. Four together on the right are; Dunlop and three unidentified.Three rows down, four together on the left are; Reid, Grimmer, McArthur, Brown. Center is unidentified except for Wilson, who is three from the right. Four together on the right are; unidentified, Harris, Ellis, unidentified. Four rows down, three together on the left are; Miller, Featherstone, Williams. The rest of the center are unidentified, and the last three on the right are; McAurthur, Holland, and Hudson. Also included in the composite are two photographs of electric railroad cars, one of the New Westminster shoreline and one of a train station.
Photographer
Okamura, P.L.
Subjects
Occupations - Engineers
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on recto of composite photograph reads: "~1905~/ PRESENTED TO / J. BUNTZEN ESQ./ BY / THE EMPLOYEES, WESTMINISTER BRANCH B.C.E.RY.CO.LTD."
Photographer's stamp on recto of board reads: "P. L. OKAMURA NEW WESTMINISTER, B.C."
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1907]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Item No.
293-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to S…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1907]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-002
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to Sperling Avenue (built for this project and called Pole Line Road) and then south to this site at the corner of Griffiths and the old Central Park interurban line (later this section was called the Highland Park line). This substation was constructed to convert the alternating current being delivered from the Buntzen power plant to direct current for the operation of the tram cars operating on the Central Park interurban route. The new brick substation replaced the wood fed steam powered 1891 Powerhouse that operated south of this site, across the tracks until its closure on May 31,1905. It was demolised in the late 1920s. This brick substation originally known as the Burnaby Substation, eventually became known as the Newell Substation. The original brick building was replaced by a new structure in 1930, which was demolished in the 1960s in favour of the open field substation that continues to operate on the same site today at 7260 Griffiths Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
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Interior of the Burnaby Substation

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12 x 17cm, mounted on board 22 x 27 cm
Item No.
293-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-005
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12 x 17cm, mounted on board 22 x 27 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to Sperling Avenue (built for this project and called Pole Line Road) and then south to this site at the corner of Griffiths and the old Central Park interurban line (later this section was called the Highland Park line). This substation was constructed to convert the alternating current being delivered from the Buntzen power plant to direct current for the operation of the tram cars operating on the Central Park interurban route. The new brick substation replaced the wood fed steam powered 1891 Powerhouse that operated south of this site, across the tracks until its closure on May 31,1905. It was demolised in the late 1920s. This brick substation originally known as the Burnaby Substation, eventually became known as the Newell Substation. The original brick building was replaced by a new structure in 1930, which was demolished in the 1960s in favour of the open field substation that continues to operate on the same site today at 7260 Griffiths Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's handwritten note (on the negative causing it to show) on recto of photograph reads: "Burnaby Substation/ B.C.E.R.C/O"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
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Portable substation at the Fraser Valley branch

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 17 x 12cm, mounted on board 27 x 22 cm
Item No.
293-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the portable "railcar" substation at the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Fraser Valley Branch.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1907
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-006
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 17 x 12cm, mounted on board 27 x 22 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the portable "railcar" substation at the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Fraser Valley Branch.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's handwritten note (on the negative causing it to show) on recto of photograph reads: "Burnaby Substation/ B.C.E.R.C/O"
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Fraser Valley
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New Westminster District Gp 1 - Subdivision plans of : (1A) Lots 1 to 18 in Lot 53 (2A) Lot 159 and portion of Lot 158 Lot 88 and Lot 25 (3A) Subdivision 10 of Lot 88 and Lot 25 (4A) Lot 153 (3B) Portion of Lot 87, Lot 27 and Lot 30 (4B) Lots on either side of Douglas Road (1B) Profile plan on proposed North Rd. diversion (2B) Plan of wood lots north of Burnaby Lake in Lots 57, 143, 148, 56 and 40 (5B) Plan of Cultivated Orchard in portion of Lot 172

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
10 plans : blueprint ink on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard ; 76 cm x 102 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on one side and six New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. Blueprint "Plan / of - ReSubdivision / of / Lots 1-18 inclusive / Blocks 20 and 21 / in Sub…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
10 plans : blueprint ink on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard ; 76 cm x 102 cm
Material Details
Scales [between 1:792 and 1:4752]
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on one side and six New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. Blueprint "Plan / of - ReSubdivision / of / Lots 1-18 inclusive / Blocks 20 and 21 / in Subdivision / of / Lot 53 -Gr.1 / New Westminster District" / "Subdivision Lot Numbers - Shown in Red". Plan is bordered by First Street / Jorgenson's Line / Fourth Avenue and Second Street with Fifith Avenue running through the centre. There is an index in the upper right corner of the plan. Planned is signed by "Peter Byrne" and "William R. Phillips" and dated July 28, 1908. 2. Blueprint "Plan / of Subdivision / of / Lot 159 / and a Portion of Lot 158 / Group One / New Westminster District". Plan is bordered by Lots 96 and 97; South Wilson Street; North Arm Road and Lot 160 / Power House Road (Lot 155 A). B.C.E.R. Gilley Station is identified in the upper right corner of the plan. 3. Blueprint plan identified as "Subdvs 10, L 88 and Lot 25, G. 1" Plan identifies Cumberland Street running from top to the bottom and a Ravine running alongside with the Jensen house, stable and barn. 4. Blueprint Plan of "Lot 153. G. 1 /New Westminster District". Plan identifies the "New Westminster & Vancouver Tramway" and the "New Westminster and Vancouver Road" running through the plan of Lot 53. Side B: 1. Blueprint plan of "Profile on Proposed North Rd. Diversion". 2. Blueprint plan (no title) showing wood lots north of Burnaby Lake and Brunette River and west of North Road. Various lots are identified as "Heavily Timbered" (Lot 57); "Splendid Fir and Cedar / Heavy Fir etc. / Fine Cedar" (Lots 143, 148); "Rough Light Timber," (Lot 56); "Some Fir and Cedar" (Lot 40). 3. Blueprint "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of Lot 87, Gr.1 / New Westminster District". Plan is bordered by Burnaby Lake at the top and Hastings Road / Lot 86 at the bottom and Lot 90 to the east. "Albert J. Hill B.C.LotS." Annotation in ink reads: " J.A. Brownlee, B.C.L.S. / Subdivision / Map 1494 / Bd. 248". Plan is signed by "Peter Byrne, Reeve" 4. Blueprint plan of Subdivisions along either side of Douglas Road including Lots 117; 119; 74; 80; 79 and 77. 5. Blueprint "Plan / of / Subdivision of / Lot 27 / in Subdivision / of / Lot 30 / Group One / New Westminster District" Plan is bordered by Lot 26, Lot 28 and Hastings Rd. Lot 27 runs north of Edmonds Street. , "Albert J. Hill, B.C.LotS."; 6. Blueprint plan identified as a "Cultivated Orchard" including the names "W. Grace" and "G. Mead" located north of the North Arm Fraser River and west of "Twentieth Street_ City Boundary". Handwritten annotation in coloured pencil reads: "Portion of Lot 172"
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Geographic Features - Forests
Names
Byrne, Peter
Brownlee, J.A.
Phillips, William R.
Hill, Albert J.
Grace, W.
Mead, G.
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Responsibility
Albert J. Hill M.A. Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor
J.A. Brownlee, P.L.S.
Peter Byrne and William R. Phillips
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Burnaby - North Road
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Fraser Arm District
Accession Code
HV977.93.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1908]
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin 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. (One chain equals 792 inches)
The term "Lot" can also refer to a "District Lot”-
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Interurban tram at Steveston

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto88
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b& w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company interurban tram "RICHMOND" at Steveston (the tram would later be called no. 1205). The tram is bound for Vancouver and loaded with passengers. Three men (two wearing conductor's uniforms) are standing near the front door of the tram, facing th…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b& w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company interurban tram "RICHMOND" at Steveston (the tram would later be called no. 1205). The tram is bound for Vancouver and loaded with passengers. Three men (two wearing conductor's uniforms) are standing near the front door of the tram, facing the camera.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Richmond
Accession Code
BV988.7.6
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1908]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
01-Jun-09
Scale
100
Photographer
H. Ewert
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso of photograph reads: "RICHMOND" (later # 1205) at Steveston about 1908" and "H. EWERT photo [mailing address follows]"
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Interior of the Burnaby Substation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36542
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1908]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Item No.
293-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Ha…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1908]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-003
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to Sperling Avenue (built for this project and called Pole Line Road) and then south to this site at the corner of Griffiths and the old Central Park interurban line (later this section was called the Highland Park line). This substation was constructed to convert the alternating current being delivered from the Buntzen power plant to direct current for the operation of the tram cars operating on the Central Park interurban route. The new brick substation replaced the wood fed steam powered 1891 Powerhouse that operated south of this site, across the tracks until its closure on May 31,1905. It was demolised in the late 1920s. This brick substation originally known as the Burnaby Substation, eventually became known as the Newell Substation. The original brick building was replaced by a new structure in 1930, which was demolished in the 1960s in favour of the open field substation that continues to operate on the same site today at 7260 Griffiths Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
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Interior of the Burnaby Substation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36543
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1908]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Item No.
293-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Ha…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[September 1908]
Collection/Fonds
John DeForrest collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
293-004
Accession Number
BHS992-30
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 7.5 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of the interior of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company's Burnaby Substation that was built in 1903 and put into operation to receive and distribute power from the B.C.E.R. Buntzen Lake power dam. The electric lines came across the inlet at Barnet, along the Barnet-Hastings Road to Sperling Avenue (built for this project and called Pole Line Road) and then south to this site at the corner of Griffiths and the old Central Park interurban line (later this section was called the Highland Park line). This substation was constructed to convert the alternating current being delivered from the Buntzen power plant to direct current for the operation of the tram cars operating on the Central Park interurban route. The new brick substation replaced the wood fed steam powered 1891 Powerhouse that operated south of this site, across the tracks until its closure on May 31,1905. It was demolised in the late 1920s. This brick substation originally known as the Burnaby Substation, eventually became known as the Newell Substation. The original brick building was replaced by a new structure in 1930, which was demolished in the 1960s in favour of the open field substation that continues to operate on the same site today at 7260 Griffiths Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Griffiths Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
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Burnaby Municipality - Railway Franchises and Extensions

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord65738
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1908-1910 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (photocopies)
Item No.
42660
Storage Location
68-1-3-3
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopied pages from a ledger describing telephone calls and decisions made regarding British Columbia Electric Railway "Franchises and Extensions" within the Municipality of Burnaby.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1908-1910 (date of originals)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (photocopies)
Description Level
File
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Ephemera Collection
Item No.
42660
Storage Location
68-1-3-3
Accession Number
BHS2001-01
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopied pages from a ledger describing telephone calls and decisions made regarding British Columbia Electric Railway "Franchises and Extensions" within the Municipality of Burnaby.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1909
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1909
Heritage Value
In 1908, construction began on the British Columbia Electric Railway Eburne tramline which was to connect Eburne (now known as Marpole) with New Westminster. It opened on September 15, 1909 and its tracks were built across the bog of the Fraser Arm district with little regard to the fact that virtually no one lived there. However, within one year an hourly passenger service, a milk train and three-times weekly freight service used this level fast-running connector. With the completion of the Chilliwack interurban line and various other steam railroads which were funnelled onto this line it became one of the most important industrial freight lines in the Lower Mainland.
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1909] (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.
204-010
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Grace McGhee (nee George) at McKay station along the Central Park Interurban line.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1909] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-010
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 Grace McGhee (nee George) at McKay station along the Central Park Interurban line.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
McGhee, Grace George
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - McKay Street
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - McKay station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
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British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) Franchise

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport74612
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
80551
Meeting Date
16-Aug-1909
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
80551
Meeting Date
16-Aug-1909
Type/Format
Council - Mayor/Councillor/Staff Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
August 2, 1910
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.6 x 22.9 cm, mounted on cardboard on 17.9 x 31.8
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway observation car no. 124, full of people who are seated or standing. A conductor is at the front of the car, and there are stations and/or houses behind the observation car. Inscribed on the negative and printed on the photograph, front lower right: …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.6 x 22.9 cm, mounted on cardboard on 17.9 x 31.8
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway observation car no. 124, full of people who are seated or standing. A conductor is at the front of the car, and there are stations and/or houses behind the observation car. Inscribed on the negative and printed on the photograph, front lower right: "St. Andrew's Y.P.S.C.E. Aug. 2. '10." YPSCE might stand for Young People's Society of Christian Endeavour.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Accession Code
HV973.26.143
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
August 2, 1910
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
For another photograph of BCER car # 124, but from a different year, see photograph hv972.142.1
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
15-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on caption of photograph
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Central Park Interurban tram interior

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34037
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910
Collection/Fonds
Stride family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 8.4 x 11.3 cm
Item No.
001-013
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of a Central Park Interurban tram, including passengers, the majority of whom are women.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910
Collection/Fonds
Stride family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
001-013
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 8.4 x 11.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of a Central Park Interurban tram, including passengers, the majority of whom are women.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Central Park interurban interior

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37221
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10.5 cm print
Item No.
338-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of a Central Park interurban while it is in service.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1910
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
338-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of a Central Park interurban while it is in service.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
British Columbia - New Westminster
British Columbia - Vancouver
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H.T. Ceperley Estate 'Fairacres' Mansion

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark526
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Description
'Fairacres' is a large, two-and-one-half storey estate house in the British Arts and Crafts style, located in Deer Lake Park, with four associated original outbuildings.
Associated Dates
1911
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Henry Tracy & Grace Ceperley Estate
Burnaby Art Gallery
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  3 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Henry Tracy & Grace Ceperley Estate
Burnaby Art Gallery
Civic Address
6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1911
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
'Fairacres' is a large, two-and-one-half storey estate house in the British Arts and Crafts style, located in Deer Lake Park, with four associated original outbuildings.
Heritage Value
'Fairacres' is important as a record of the early years of Burnaby, specifically the Deer Lake area, as a place of tranquility and beautiful scenery in which the wealthy and successful in the burgeoning cities of New Westminster and Vancouver chose to retire or to make their family homes. The main house, which anchors in style and setting the outbuildings on the estate, demonstrates the social, cultural, and aesthetic values of local wealthy businessmen and women of the early twentieth century - values such as appreciation of architectural elegance and grand interior spaces, leisure and recreation, formal landscaped gardens and scenic views. Also important is the association with the English-born and trained architect Robert Percival Sterling Twizell (1875-1964), as this was one of his grandest residential commissions. Steeped in the current architectural trends in Great Britain, Twizell designed this sprawling mansion in the Arts and Crafts style, reflected in the architectural detailing and proportions. The style was common at the time and was often used for estate mansions as a symbol of affluence and good, modern taste as well as an affinity for all things British. Quality is displayed inside and out in the finishes and materials, orchestrated by prominent local contractor, James Charles Allen, including imported English materials of specific value such as imported Medmenham tiles in the fireplace surrounds, one of the earliest documented use of these tiles outside the United Kingdom. Detailed features of the interior woodwork were carved by Scottish-born master wood carver George Selkirk Gibson (1867-1942), who was best known for his many commissions for prominent British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure. The outbuildings at 'Fairacres' are an important record of the functioning of a large estate of the time. The Garage and Stables and the Chauffeur’s Cottage accommodated the use of automobiles, horses and carriages, and in concert with the estate's location near the new British Columbia Electric Railway 'Burnaby Lake' interurban line, illustrate the evolving nature of regional transportation and the growing bedroom communities and estates made possible by increasing options for transportation. Other outbuildings accommodated the agricultural activities that helped support the Ceperley estate. The estate was conceived and funded by American-born Grace E. Dixon Ceperley (1863-1917), who had achieved significant wealth through a bequest from her brother-in-law, Vancouver pioneer Arthur Ferguson. Her husband, Henry Tracy Ceperley (1850-1929), also American-born, was a successful and well-respected businessman who made a significant contribution to the development of the City of Vancouver. The construction of 'Fairacres' spawned the transformation of the Deer Lake area from a farming community into a preferred location for elite suburban homes. 'Fairacres' is significant to the City of Burnaby as its first civic heritage conservation project. Acquired in 1966 for conversion to Burnaby’s first art gallery, it was dedicated in 1967 to mark Canada’s Centennial of Confederation.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the ‘Fairacres’ mansion include its: - setting in relation to the gardens, its former market garden, and the vistas to Deer Lake and other grand homes in the area - side gable roof with prominent dormers and cedar shingle cladding - verandah across the eastern (garden) facade, with its view over the landscaped gardens and the distant mountains - porte cochere with its side steps for those arriving by automobile, and central raised step for those alighting from horse-drawn carriages - rich variety of exterior elements that demonstrate the typical Arts and Crafts use of local materials such as cobble stone chimneys and foundations, wide wooden siding and half-timbering - mixture of double-hung and casement wooden-sash windows, many with multi-paned sash - lavish interior spaces, designed for entertaining on a grand scale, including a billiard room with a beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace, and generous living and dining rooms arranged off a central hall - quality of the interior materials such as imported Medmenham tiles in fireplace surrounds, window hardware by Hope and Sons, and leaded stained glass - interior wood work including the staircase, and carvings by George Selkirk Gibson - remaining formal Edwardian garden landscape elements, including the cross-axial plan that reflects the relationship of the mansion to its 'outdoor rooms'
Locality
Deer Lake Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Person
Ceperley, H.T.
Ceperley, Grace
Architect
R.P.S. Twizell
Builder
James Charles Allen
George Selkirk Gibson
Function
Primary Current--Museum
Primary Historic--Estate
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 004-493-311 Legal Description: Block 3 Except: Part subdivided by Plan 26865, District Lot 79, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 536
Boundaries
‘Fairacres’ is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
17,065.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Public (local)
Other Collection
City of Burnaby, Visual Art Collection: Original rendering by R.P.S. Twizell Burnaby Historical Society, Community Archives: Ceperley Photograph Album Burnaby Village Museum, Collection: Carved dining room panels by G.S. Gibson and other hardware items
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Name Access
Ceperley, H.T.
Ceperley, Grace
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Thomas Irvine House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark536
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Description
The Thomas Irvine House is a very small, two room wood frame cottage, originally located on Laurel Street in Central Burnaby (now the site of the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex - West), and now relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum.
Associated Dates
1911
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Tommy Irvine House
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Tommy Irvine House
Civic Address
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1911
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
The Thomas Irvine House is a very small, two room wood frame cottage, originally located on Laurel Street in Central Burnaby (now the site of the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex - West), and now relocated to the Burnaby Village Museum.
Heritage Value
The Thomas Irvine House is representative of an extremely modest, vernacular working-class cottage of the early twentieth century, once common but mostly now demolished. Irish-born Thomas Irvine (1864-1964) and his friend, Robert Moore, constructed the house in 1911 to suit the simple needs of a bachelor. Irvine worked on the construction of the British Columbia Electric Railway Burnaby Lake Interurban Line and was a pile driver by trade. The house consists of two rooms, a living room/kitchen and a bedroom. There were some improvements made throughout the fifty years Irvine lived there, such as running water in 1929, and electricity in the 1950s, but the essential character and form of the house remained intact. Irvine was a well-known local character and pioneer of Burnaby. The heritage value for this house 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. The Thomas Irvine House was moved to the Burnaby Village Museum in 1975 and was restored to its 1920s appearance.
Defining Elements
The character defining elements of the Thomas Irvine House include its: - rectangular form and simple massing - bellcast hipped form with cedar shingle cladding - cedar shingle cladding stained dark brown - double-hung 1-over-1 wooden-sash window on front facade; simple double wooden-sash casement on west facade - interior layout of the house with 2 rooms, a living room/kitchen and bedroom - V-joint tongue-and-groove wood interior paneling
Locality
Deer Lake Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Organization
British Columbia Electric Railway
Burnaby Village Museum
Builder
Thomas Irvine (Owner)
Robert Moore
Function
Primary Current--Museum
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
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
Name Access
Irvine, Tom
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 4900 Deer Lake Avenue
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Description
The Vorce Station is a modest utilitarian passenger tram shelter, originally constructed at the foot of Nursery Street as part of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company’s Burnaby Lake Interurban Line. In 1953, it was moved to a local farm by the Lubbock family, and in 1977 it was relocated t…
Associated Dates
1911
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1911
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
The Vorce Station is a modest utilitarian passenger tram shelter, originally constructed at the foot of Nursery Street as part of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company’s Burnaby Lake Interurban Line. In 1953, it was moved to a local farm by the Lubbock family, and in 1977 it was relocated to Burnaby Village Museum. The wood-frame structure has a rectangular plan and hipped roof. It is enclosed on three sides, with an open side for access to the train platform and a single long built-in bench across the back of the station.
Heritage Value
The heritage value of the Vorce Station is as the last remaining interurban station in Burnaby and one of the few extant structures left in the Greater Vancouver region that were once part of the extensive British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) interurban system. The Vorce Station was designed and built by the BCER, and is typical of the small local passenger stations on the Burnaby Lake and Chilliwack interurban lines. It was named after C.B. Vorce, the Chief Engineer for the company. The impact of the interurban line on local development was extremely significant, as it connected the cities of New Westminster and Vancouver, and enabled the residents of Burnaby to form a cohesive municipality from the mainly rural lands remaining between the two larger centres. Much of the early development in Burnaby was due to the growth of the interurban rail lines. The heritage significance for this station also lies in its interpretive value within the Burnaby Village Museum. The Vorce Station is an important cultural feature for the interpretation of Burnaby’s transportation history to the public, and is an important surviving feature of the BCER interurban system.
Defining Elements
The character defining features of the Vorce Station include its: - rectangular form and pyramidal roof with overhanging eaves - simple vernacular design and utilitarian nature - cedar shingle wall cladding - cedar shingle-clad roof with galvanized pressed tin roof ridges - interior vertical tongue-and-groove panelling - heritage graffiti: initials and messages carved and scrawled on the walls - identifying sign with large letters visible at a distance
Locality
Deer Lake Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
C.B. Vorce
Organization
British Columbia Electric Railway
Burnaby Village Museum
Function
Primary Current--Museum
Primary Historic--Rail Station
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
Structure
Landscape Feature
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 4900 Deer Lake Avenue
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Burnaby Lake Interurban

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37174
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1954]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm print
Item No.
328-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Burnaby Lake Interurban in the snow. The house in the background is 2231 Fareham Street, a short street that ran behind Elwell and the tram tracks about midway between the Cumberland Road and Hill Street Stations. This rail line route is now the route of Highway 1 through Burnaby.…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1954]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
328-001
Accession Number
BHS996-14
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Burnaby Lake Interurban in the snow. The house in the background is 2231 Fareham Street, a short street that ran behind Elwell and the tram tracks about midway between the Cumberland Road and Hill Street Stations. This rail line route is now the route of Highway 1 through Burnaby. The uppermost window in the house was the donor's bedroom.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Fareham Street
British Columbia - Highway 1
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
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First Burnaby Lake tram through Burnaby Deer Lake station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38851
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1911]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5.7 x 8 cm
Item No.
477-170
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first Interurban tram going though the Deer Lake station in the Burnaby Lake area.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1911]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-170
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5.7 x 8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first Interurban tram going though the Deer Lake station in the Burnaby Lake area.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake Interurban line
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
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Welcome arch for the Duke of Connaught

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto716
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the welcome arch erected at Edmonds and Kingsway to welcome Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught during his visit to Burnaby. People are milling around the arch, dressed in their finery. The Connaught tram car that Prince Arthur arrived in is parked on the right. Prince Arthur was Governo…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the welcome arch erected at Edmonds and Kingsway to welcome Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught during his visit to Burnaby. People are milling around the arch, dressed in their finery. The Connaught tram car that Prince Arthur arrived in is parked on the right. Prince Arthur was Governor General of Canada at this time.
Subjects
Persons - Crowds
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Events - Royal Visits
Events - Visits of State
Structures - Arches
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Kingsway
Accession Code
HV976.42.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Richmond Park Area
Related Material
To see photographs from the visit of the Duke of Connaught in 1912, see HV976.152.2 - .5
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
17-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Crowd at Edmonds and Kingsway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto717
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered near a tram car at Edmonds and Kingsway during Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught's visit to Burnaby. A Union Jack is hanging from one of the windows of the triangular Edmonds Block, which is visible in the background. The Duke of Connaught was Governor General of C…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd gathered near a tram car at Edmonds and Kingsway during Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught's visit to Burnaby. A Union Jack is hanging from one of the windows of the triangular Edmonds Block, which is visible in the background. The Duke of Connaught was Governor General of Canada at this time.
Subjects
Persons - Crowds
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Events - Royal Visits
Events - Visits of State
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Kingsway
Accession Code
HV976.42.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1976
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Related Material
To see photographs from the visit of the Duke of Connaught in 1912, see HV976.152.2 - .5 For another copy of the same image that is cropped differently, see HV977.99.32 The photograph HV977.99.32, from a different source, is also a copy print.
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
17-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Copy print is of an original photographic postcard
Images
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Edmonds Interurban station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34038
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied [between 1975 and 1985]
Collection/Fonds
Stride family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 8.2 x 10.8 cm
Item No.
001-014
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an automobile at the Edmonds Interurban Station. A man appears to be changing the car tires, and three men are on the station platform.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied [between 1975 and 1985]
Collection/Fonds
Stride family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
001-014
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 8.2 x 10.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an automobile at the Edmonds Interurban Station. A man appears to be changing the car tires, and three men are on the station platform.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Train Stations
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy print accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Sixth Interurban line - Edmonds station
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Images
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Welcome arch at Edmonds and Kingsway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35001
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 14.7 cm print
Item No.
171-022
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the welcome arch erected at Edmonds and Kingsway to welcome Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught during his visit to Burnaby. People are lined up on either end of the arch, dressed in their finery. The interurban tracks can be seen in the foreground and the Edmonds station can be seen at …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
171-022
Accession Number
BHS986-20
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 14.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the welcome arch erected at Edmonds and Kingsway to welcome Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught during his visit to Burnaby. People are lined up on either end of the arch, dressed in their finery. The interurban tracks can be seen in the foreground and the Edmonds station can be seen at the far right decorated with bunting. Prince Arthur was Governor General of Canada at this time.
Subjects
Structures - Arches
Events - Royal Visits
Events - Visits of State
Persons - Crowds
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp on back: "150"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
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Boundary Road and Park Avenue station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36670
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.1 x 14.9 cm print
Item No.
315-025
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Boundary Road, Park Avenue Interurban station, and the surrounding area, looking north from Kingsway. The Coburn house, built in 1906, is at the top of the hill on the right, current address 5170 Boundary Road.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-025
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.1 x 14.9 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Boundary Road, Park Avenue Interurban station, and the surrounding area, looking north from Kingsway. The Coburn house, built in 1906, is at the top of the hill on the right, current address 5170 Boundary Road.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Geographic Features - Roads
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Annotation at bottom of photograph reads; "Boundary Rd and Park Ave Station"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - Kingsway
British Columbia - Vancouver
Burnaby - Central Park Interurban line - Park Avenue station
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Garden Village Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied [1997]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm print
Item No.
350-015
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the area near the Edmonds and Kingsway intersection. A British Columbia Electric Railway Company tram is visible in the centre and the station can be seen to the left.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied [1997]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
350-015
Accession Number
BHS997-9
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the area near the Edmonds and Kingsway intersection. A British Columbia Electric Railway Company tram is visible in the centre and the station can be seen to the left.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Buildings - Commercial
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - Sixth Interurban line - Edmonds station
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Images
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Large crowd at Edmonds and Kingsway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37327
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied [1997]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm print
Item No.
350-021
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large crowd gathered near Edmonds and Kingsway to welcome the Duke of Connaught during his visit to Burnaby. Two interurban cars can be seen in the background. The Duke of Connaught was Governor General of Canada at this time.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied [1997]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
350-021
Accession Number
BHS997-9
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large crowd gathered near Edmonds and Kingsway to welcome the Duke of Connaught during his visit to Burnaby. Two interurban cars can be seen in the background. The Duke of Connaught was Governor General of Canada at this time.
Subjects
Persons - Crowds
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Events - Royal Visits
Events - Visits of State
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (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.
204-620
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) line Tram no. 1309.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-620
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 exterior of British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) line Tram no. 1309.
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Crowd at Edmonds and Kingsway

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35939
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8.9 x 14.0 cm
Item No.
204-799
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of a crowd gathered near a tram car at Edmonds and Kingsway during Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught's visit to Burnaby. A Union Jack is hanging from one of the windows of the triangular Edmonds Block, which is visible in the background. The Duke of Connaught was Governor G…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-799
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8.9 x 14.0 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard of a crowd gathered near a tram car at Edmonds and Kingsway during Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught's visit to Burnaby. A Union Jack is hanging from one of the windows of the triangular Edmonds Block, which is visible in the background. The Duke of Connaught was Governor General of Canada at this time.
Subjects
Persons - Crowds
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Events - Royal Visits
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Events - Visits of State
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Edmonds Street
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
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Central Park Entrance Gate

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark544
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
  2 Images  
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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T.O. Townley Estate 'Deerholme'

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark545
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6110 Price Street
Description
The T.O. Townley Estate, 'Deerholme,' is located on a lake front property on the north shore of Deer Lake Park. The main house is a two-and-one-half storey symmetrical-massed wood-frame Colonial Revival structure, with flanking one-storey wings, a side gable roof and a central front entry.
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Thomas & Frances Townley Estate, Loftus House
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  2 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Thomas & Frances Townley Estate, Loftus House
Civic Address
6110 Price Street
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
The T.O. Townley Estate, 'Deerholme,' is located on a lake front property on the north shore of Deer Lake Park. The main house is a two-and-one-half storey symmetrical-massed wood-frame Colonial Revival structure, with flanking one-storey wings, a side gable roof and a central front entry.
Heritage Value
'Deerholme' was built as the retirement estate of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Owen Townley (1862-1935) and his wife, Frances M. Townley. Townley was a pioneer resident of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia: he served as a lawyer, Registrar of Land Titles for New Westminster District and Mayor of Vancouver for one term in 1901. Built in 1913, this is one of the most significant of the Deer Lake estate houses and was the last of grand Edwardian era mansions built on the lots surrounding the lake. The area had been opened up for development two years earlier by the construction of the British Columbia Electric Railway Interurban Line. The estate speaks of a gracious way of life achieved by society's elite during the Edwardian era, supported by the use of domestic servants. Grand in scale, architecturally sophisticated and set in a bucolic landscape, this residence demonstrates the social status of the owner in the privileged classes of the rapidly developing social structure of Burnaby. The house is also significant as one of the earliest designs by the son of Thomas and Frances Townley, architect Fred Laughton Townley (1887-1966), who had graduated in architecture in 1911 from the University of Pennsylvania. In this house for his parents, he demonstrated his deft understanding of the American Period Revival styles learned during his schooling in the United States. The prevailing local taste for British-derived architecture dictated that this was a style he was rarely able to use until the Colonial Revival styles became more popular in the 1920s. F.L. Townley was a founding partner in Townley and Matheson, which achieved significant success as one of the most accomplished local architectural firms, culminating in their best-known commission, Vancouver City Hall, 1935-36.
Defining Elements
Key elements the define the heritage character of ‘Deerholme’ include its: - integration with its south-sloping lakefront site, which contains many original landscape features (extant rockeries, formal drive, tennis lawn, open fields, and specimen shrubs and trees) - two-and-one-half storey form with flanking one-storey wings - side gable roof with symmetrical shed dormers, three at the front and three at the rear - complex fenestration, including multi-paned wooden-sash double-hung windows, 6-over-1 on the ground floor and 6-over-9 on the second floor, and multi-paned wooden-sash casements in the dormers - pair of prominent exterior brick chimneys on each side elevation, clad with rough-cast stucco up to the roof level, and each with four chimney-pots - rough-cast stucco cladding - design elements typical of the Colonial Revival style, such as composed classical formality, side gable roof and balanced symmetrical massing - exterior architectural elements, such as classical columns, window shutters, fanlight feature window, multi-paned quarter-round windows flanking the chimneys, and projecting square brackets in the gables - superior level of design and craftsmanship throughout, including refined interior woodwork such as fireplaces, interior columned screen between hallway and living room and a staircase with Colonial Revival details - significant mature trees (such as Red Oaks, Silver Maples, and Copper Beech). - original guest house and stables, which survive on an adjacent property at 6176 Price Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Person
Thomas Owen Townley (Owner)
Frances M. Townley (Owner)
Architect
Fred Laughton Townley
Function
Primary Current--Estate
Primary Historic--Estate
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 002-652-111 Legal Description: Parcel 'C' (Explanatory Plan 12891) , Blocks 4 and 5, District Lot 79 Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 536
Boundaries
‘Deerholme’ is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 6110 Price Street, Burnaby.
Area
14,099.52
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Public (local)
Other Collection
City of Vancouver Archives: T.O. Townley Residence, Original Plans, Add. MSS. 1399, Temporary No. 61, Location 920-D
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6110 Price Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Opening of Hastings Street Tramline Extension

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3182
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
December 23, 1913
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of the opening of the Hastings Street Tramline Extension, Capitol Hill. The man in the centre of the photograph (with the light-coloured coat) and in front of the mounted police officer, has been identified as Joe Toffaletto (he headed up the BCER construction team which built this line …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Material Details
printed on the photograph, recto, u.l. "Reeve MacGregor + Councillors of Burnaby/ with Officials of the B.C.E.R. at the/ Opening of Burnaby's New Tram Extension/ on Hastings St. East. Dec 23. 1913./ Photograph by J. Phillips/ Capitol Hill P.O."
Scope and Content
Photograph of the opening of the Hastings Street Tramline Extension, Capitol Hill. The man in the centre of the photograph (with the light-coloured coat) and in front of the mounted police officer, has been identified as Joe Toffaletto (he headed up the BCER construction team which built this line and who was also known as the anchor for the BCER tug-of-war team). Reeve McGregor is standing near the door to the tram, holding a pipe in one hand and a cane in the other (he is also the only man wearing a bow-tie) and Eber Stride is standing directly in front of the tram, wearing a three-piece suit with a white shirt and bowler hat. British Columbia Electric Railroad official R.H. Sperling and BCER general executive agent Fred R. Glover (his topcoat is open) are standing second from right and third from right respectively. The remainder of the men are unidentified although Councillors Coldicutt, MacDonald, Mayne and Macphearson, with municipal engineer MacPherson, British Columbia Electric Railroad chief engineer G.R.G. Conway and traffic agent for the city J.B. Rainey, solicitor A.E. Beck, chief inspector W. Whitenick, traffic superintendent James Hilton and Burnaby resident W.J. Holdom, Motorman C.C. Cameron and Conductor A. Sherman are said to be pictured.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Toffaletto, Joe
McGregor, Duncan C. (1853-1929)
Stride, Eber
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Accession Code
BV985.5398.1
Date
December 23, 1913
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
06-Dec-2018
Scale
96
Photographer
J.W. Phillips
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1913 or 1914]
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
487-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hastings Streetcar taken at the terminus of the Hastings Streetcar line at Ellesmere Avenue in North Burnaby. Two men in uniform and a boy dressed in a suit and hat are at the head of the car, looking towards the camera. A horse-drawn cart full of cordwood is visible in the backgr…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1913 or 1914]
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
487-001
Accession Number
2008-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hastings Streetcar taken at the terminus of the Hastings Streetcar line at Ellesmere Avenue in North Burnaby. Two men in uniform and a boy dressed in a suit and hat are at the head of the car, looking towards the camera. A horse-drawn cart full of cordwood is visible in the background moving along the planked wooden road parallel to the street car.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Creator
J.W. Phillips
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - Ellesmere Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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Opening of Hastings Street Tramline Extension

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto57698
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 23, 1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
487-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the opening of the Hastings Street Tramline Extension, Capitol Hill. The man seen standing in the front row, near the centre of the photograph (with the light-coloured coat) and in front of the mounted police officer, has been identified as Joe Toffaletto (he headed up the BCER constr…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 23, 1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
487-003
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15.5 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the opening of the Hastings Street Tramline Extension, Capitol Hill. The man seen standing in the front row, near the centre of the photograph (with the light-coloured coat) and in front of the mounted police officer, has been identified as Joe Toffaletto (he headed up the BCER construction team which built this line and who was also known as the anchor for the BCER tug-of-war team). Reeve McGregor is standing near the door to the tram, holding a pipe in one hand and a cane in the other (he is also the only man wearing a bow-tie) and Eber Stride is standing directly in front of the tram, wearing a three-piece suit with a white shirt and bowler hat. British Columbia Electric Railroad official R.H. Sperling and BCER general executive agent Fred R. Glover (his topcoat is open) are standing second from right and third from right respectively. The remainder of the men are unidentified although Councillors Coldicutt, MacDonald, Mayne and MacPherson, with municipal engineer MacPherson, British Columbia Electric Railroad chief engineer G.R.G. Conway and traffic agent for the city J.B. Rainey, solicitor A.E. Beck, chief inspector W. Whitenick, traffic superintendent James Hilton and Burnaby resident W.J. Holdom, Motorman C.C. Cameron and Conductor A. Sherman are said to be pictured.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Creator
J.W. Phillips
Subjects
Events - Openings
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Toffaletto, Joe
McGregor, Duncan C. (1853-1929)
Stride, Eber
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1913 or 1914]
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
487-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hastings Streetcar taken at the terminus of the Hastings Streetcar line at Ellesmere Avenue in North Burnaby. Two men in uniform are at the doorway of the car, while other men are at the platform, wearing three-piece suits and hats; one of these men is standing on the protective s…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1913 or 1914]
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
487-002
Accession Number
2008-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15.5 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Light leaks present on negative
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hastings Streetcar taken at the terminus of the Hastings Streetcar line at Ellesmere Avenue in North Burnaby. Two men in uniform are at the doorway of the car, while other men are at the platform, wearing three-piece suits and hats; one of these men is standing on the protective shield in front of the streetcar. A boy in long boots is standing on the far left, and a young woman is at center, with her hands clenched together in front of her waist.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Creator
J.W. Phillips
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - Ellesmere Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1913 or 1914]
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
487-007
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hastings Streetcar taken at the terminus of the Hastings Streetcar line at Ellesmere Avenue in North Burnaby. Two men in uniform are at the doorway of the car, while other men are at the platform, wearing three-piece suits and hats; one of these men is standing on the protective s…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1913 or 1914]
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
487-007
Accession Number
2008-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15.5 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hastings Streetcar taken at the terminus of the Hastings Streetcar line at Ellesmere Avenue in North Burnaby. Two men in uniform are at the doorway of the car, while other men are at the platform, wearing three-piece suits and hats; one of these men is standing on the protective shield in front of the streetcar. A boy in long boots is standing on the far left, beside a young woman with her hands clenched together in front of her waist.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Creator
J.W. Phillips
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Public Transit
Occupations - Railroad Conductors
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - Ellesmere Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
487-010
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of labourers at a British Columbia Electric Railway Company streetcar work camp standing in a long single file row in front of three large tents at Hastings Street. This photograph was taken during construction of the Hastings Streetcar line extension.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
487-010
Accession Number
2008-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15.5 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of labourers at a British Columbia Electric Railway Company streetcar work camp standing in a long single file row in front of three large tents at Hastings Street. This photograph was taken during construction of the Hastings Streetcar line extension.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Creator
J.W. Phillips
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Construction - Railroad Construction
Occupations - Railroad Labourers
Structures - Tents
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
487-011
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of labourers at the British Columbia Electric Railway Company streetcar work camp standing and sitting in three rows in front of a large tent at Hastings Street. The man on the far right, sitting upright, is holding a cocker spaniel at his knee. This photograph was taken during construct…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
487-011
Accession Number
2008-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15.5 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of labourers at the British Columbia Electric Railway Company streetcar work camp standing and sitting in three rows in front of a large tent at Hastings Street. The man on the far right, sitting upright, is holding a cocker spaniel at his knee. This photograph was taken during construction of the Hastings Streetcar line extension.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Creator
J.W. Phillips
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Construction - Railroad Construction
Occupations - Railroad Labourers
Structures - Tents
Animals - Dogs
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
487-012
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of labourers at the British Columbia Electric Railway Company streetcar work camp standing and sitting in three rows in front of a large tent at Hastings Street. The man on the far right, sitting upright, is holding a cocker spaniel at his knee. This photograph was taken during construc…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
487-012
Accession Number
2008-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15.5 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of labourers at the British Columbia Electric Railway Company streetcar work camp standing and sitting in three rows in front of a large tent at Hastings Street. The man on the far right, sitting upright, is holding a cocker spaniel at his knee. This photograph was taken during construction of the Hastings Streetcar line extension.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Creator
J.W. Phillips
Subjects
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Construction - Railroad Construction
Occupations - Railroad Labourers
Structures - Tents
Animals - Dogs
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Images
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Construction of the Hastings Streetcar line extension

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto57733
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
487-031
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company labourers constructing the Hastings Streetcar line extension along Hastings Street at Holdom. The Dunsford House, home of the Holdom family is visible on the left along with a wooden plank roadway and sidewalk, with the Holdom family standing …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913
Collection/Fonds
J.W. Phillips fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
487-031
Accession Number
2008-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 11 x 15.5 cm
Material Details
Emulsion measures 11 x 15.5 cm on the glass; entire glass plate measures 12 x 16 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of British Columbia Electric Railway Company labourers constructing the Hastings Streetcar line extension along Hastings Street at Holdom. The Dunsford House, home of the Holdom family is visible on the left along with a wooden plank roadway and sidewalk, with the Holdom family standing on their front porch. Walter Holdom built Tea Rooms (partially visible on the far left) on his property to entertain prospective real estate buyers. This photograph was taken looking east towards Burnaby Mountain.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Creator
J.W. Phillips
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Transportation - Rail
Occupations - Railroad Labourers
Geographic Features - Roads
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5206 Hastings Street
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Burnaby - Howard Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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Cook for the electric railway workers

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35838
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914 (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.
204-697
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the cook, his wife, and Bill Hall (a childhood friend of Fred Holmes), who fed the crew installing British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) power poles for the streetcar extension from Boundary Road to Ellesmere Avenue in 1914.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-697
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 cook, his wife, and Bill Hall (a childhood friend of Fred Holmes), who fed the crew installing British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) power poles for the streetcar extension from Boundary Road to Ellesmere Avenue in 1914.
Photographer
Phillips, J.W.
Subjects
Occupations - Cooks
Names
Hall, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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Patterson Avenue Station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35061
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."
  1 Image  
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
Images
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Boundary Road and Hastings Street vicinity

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35447
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1915 (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.
204-305
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken in Vancouver on Hastings Street looking east toward Burnaby and Boundary Road. The Hastings Street British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) cars can be seen labouring up the hill.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1915 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-305
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 taken in Vancouver on Hastings Street looking east toward Burnaby and Boundary Road. The Hastings Street British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) cars can be seen labouring up the hill.
Photographer
Eaton, Dr. Carl
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Geographic Features - Roads
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - Hastings Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Images
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