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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Action Line Housing Society collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9.5 x 14.5 cm print
Item No.
301-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of "Overlynn", built by Charles J. Peter in 1909. Charles J. Peter was the manager of G.F. & J. Galt Company, and he pioneered the development of the Vancouver Heights area in North Burnaby, as he believed that it was one of the most picturesque districts in Greater Vancouver. Peter deveā€¦
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Action Line Housing Society collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
301-001
Accession Number
BHS992-42
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9.5 x 14.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of "Overlynn", built by Charles J. Peter in 1909. Charles J. Peter was the manager of G.F. & J. Galt Company, and he pioneered the development of the Vancouver Heights area in North Burnaby, as he believed that it was one of the most picturesque districts in Greater Vancouver. Peter developed his own beautiful estate with the hope that this would be an incentive to lure buyers to the subdivision. The house remained as the Peter home until 1936, when the estate was sold to the Sisters of Charity of Halifax, a Catholic order which had moved to Vancouver Heights in 1927 to operate a school. The mansion became their convent and new girls' school known as Seton Academy. The mansion's original conservatory was demolished and a two-storey addition was constructed. In 1970 when the school closed, Overlynn was purchased by Action Line Housing Society which developed the senior's development on the property. It was designated by Burnaby Council in 1995 and was the first heritage building in B.C. to have its interior features protected.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3755 McGill Street
Burnaby - McGill Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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