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Interview with Ron Smitherman by Eric Damer November 15, 2012 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of changes to house construction over the years. Ron discusses working in construction, designing his own house and changes to the process of obtaining building permits (including a situation involving direct wiring in his home).
Date Range
1969-2012
Length
0:08:06
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Ron Smitherman's memories of changes to house construction over the years. Ron discusses working in construction, designing his own house and changes to the process of obtaining building permits (including a situation involving direct wiring in his home).
Date Range
1969-2012
Photo Info
Ron Smitherman, [199-]. Item no. 549-065.
Length
0:08:06
Subject
Construction
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
November 15, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Ron Smitherman conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, November 15, 2012. Major theme discussed: building construction and development in Burnaby.
Biographical Notes
Born in 1933 and raised in Vancouver, Ron Smitherman learned the construction trade from his father, upgrading his knowledge and skills as techniques and materials changed and improved. Ron built houses and commercial buildings in Burnaby and elsewhere during the nineteen-forties, fifties and sixties. In 1969 Ron and his family settled in Burnaby where he shifted his business to real estate.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:46:51
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Interviewee Name
Smitherman, Ron
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-025_ Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of recording of interview with Ron Smitherman

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Looking north from 5496 Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91854
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 2001
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-035
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the McLean family's house located at 5493 Dominion Street. The property was later owned by the McFaydens. The photograph was taken from the porch of the house at 5496 Dominion Street, looking north, and the house is largely obscured by trees.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 2001
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-035
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the McLean family's house located at 5493 Dominion Street. The property was later owned by the McFaydens. The photograph was taken from the porch of the house at 5496 Dominion Street, looking north, and the house is largely obscured by trees.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from donor's notes
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.35"
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "McLean's old house Nov. 2001"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "(later, McFayden's)"
5493 Dominion Street was previously numbered 3107 Dominion Street and it was later subdivided into two lots: 5491 and 5495 Dominion Street.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5493 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 3107 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
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House on Rosewood Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38536
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2001
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm + 1 col. negative
Item No.
456-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house located at 7938 Rosewood Street built in 1922 and demolished in 2001.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2001
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
456-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm + 1 col. negative
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house located at 7938 Rosewood Street built in 1922 and demolished in 2001.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Rosewood Street
Burnaby - 7938 Rosewood Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
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House on Rosewood Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38537
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2001
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm + 1 col. negative
Item No.
456-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house located at 7938 Rosewood Street built in 1922 and demolished in 2001.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2001
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
456-002
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm + 1 col. negative
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house located at 7938 Rosewood Street built in 1922 and demolished in 2001.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Rosewood Street
Burnaby - 7938 Rosewood Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2009
Collection/Fonds
Steve Jensen fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col.
Item No.
494-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the O. G. Naud house at 4737 Victory Street as taken in 2009.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2009
Collection/Fonds
Steve Jensen fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
494-001
Accession Number
2009-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the O. G. Naud house at 4737 Victory Street as taken in 2009.
Creator
Steve Jensen
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Victory Street
Burnaby - 4737 Victory Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta-Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sussex-Nelson Area
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Looking north from 5496 Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91855
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2002
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-036
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house at 5493 Dominion Street being demolished. The house was previously owned by the McLean family. The photograph was taken from 5496 Dominion Street, looking north.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
2002
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-036
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house at 5493 Dominion Street being demolished. The house was previously owned by the McLean family. The photograph was taken from 5496 Dominion Street, looking north.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Construction Tools and Equipment
Notes
Transcribed title
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.35"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "2002"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Farewell [illegible] old house on Dominion Street"
5493 Dominion Street was previously numbered 3107 Dominion Street and it was later subdivided into two lots: 5491 and 5495 Dominion Street.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5493 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 3107 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
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Looking north from 5496 Dominion Street

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto91856
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 22, 2008
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Item No.
620-037
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two duplexes located at 5491 and 5495 Dominion Street (left) and house at 5505 Dominion Street (right) after a snowfall. The duplexes replaced a single-family home located at 5493 (previously 3107) Dominion Street following the lot's subdivision. The photograph was taken from the po…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 22, 2008
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
620-037
Accession Number
2017-01
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of two duplexes located at 5491 and 5495 Dominion Street (left) and house at 5505 Dominion Street (right) after a snowfall. The duplexes replaced a single-family home located at 5493 (previously 3107) Dominion Street following the lot's subdivision. The photograph was taken from the porch at 5496 Dominion street, looking north.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "P.36"
Note in blue ink on verso of photograph reads: "Dec. 22, 2008 / 2 New Duplex's replace 5493 Dominion Street"
5493 Dominion Street was previously numbered 3107 Dominion Street and it was later subdivided into two lots: 5491 and 5495 Dominion Street.
Photograph 620-034 depicts the same house at 5505 Dominion Street and the previous house located at 5495 Dominion Street.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5493 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 3107 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 5495 Dominion Street
Burnaby - 5491 Dominion Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
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