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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Item No.
MSS162
Storage Location
66-7-1
56-5-1-8
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of the Burnaby Outdoor Club Newsletter "Footnotes" published monthly. The first issue was published in June 1991 and the collection consists of each issue through May 2012. The newsletters detail the events and activities undertaken by the Club and include information on member…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1991-2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Outdoor Club fonds
Physical Description
1 folder textual records + 3 optical discs : CD-ROM
Description Level
Fonds
Item No.
MSS162
Storage Location
66-7-1
56-5-1-8
Accession Number
2012-12
2016-13
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of the Burnaby Outdoor Club Newsletter "Footnotes" published monthly. The first issue was published in June 1991 and the collection consists of each issue through May 2012. The newsletters detail the events and activities undertaken by the Club and include information on membership and club development. Holdings consist of the first issue in June 1991 up to and including January 2009 (on paper) and digital copies from January 2009 up to and including July 2016.
History/Biography
The Burnaby Outdoor Club was formed in 1991 for the purpose of promoting the care and enjoyment of the outdoor environment through hiking, cycling and skiing, supplemented by a variety of other sports and activities. The Club holds numerous sport and social events throughout the year and the monthly newsletter provides an overview of these events.
Media Type
Textual Record
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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
AV 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…
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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
AV 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
Images
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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
AV 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.
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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
AV 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
Images
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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
AV 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.
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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
AV 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
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of one series: Historical files.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Series
Building Department Historical files
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of one series: Historical files.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds.
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Building Department Historical files

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord135
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
The series consists of ledgers kept by the Building Department indicating work assignments for Building Department staff, as well as building permits issued to applicants.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
The series consists of ledgers kept by the Building Department indicating work assignments for Building Department staff, as well as building permits issued to applicants.
Media Type
Textual Record
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Textual record
Item No.
27060
Storage Location
28-4
Scope and Content
Ledger contains the monthly building totals as calculated by the Building Department for the years 1949-2003.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1949-2003
Collection/Fonds
Building Department fonds
Physical Description
Textual record
Description Level
Item
Series
Building Department Historical files
Item No.
27060
Storage Location
28-4
Accession Number
2006-08
Scope and Content
Ledger contains the monthly building totals as calculated by the Building Department for the years 1949-2003.
Media Type
Textual Record
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922-2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
75 photographs : b&w & col. + 1 plan
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs documenting the transformation of the Burnaby Lake area of Burnaby, BC from semi-rural in the 1920s to urbanized in 2016. Photographs depict the land and houses located on the corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street as the property was rezoned and its density quad…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922-2016
Collection/Fonds
Small family fonds
Physical Description
75 photographs : b&w & col. + 1 plan
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
AV Storage
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-01
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs documenting the transformation of the Burnaby Lake area of Burnaby, BC from semi-rural in the 1920s to urbanized in 2016. Photographs depict the land and houses located on the corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street as the property was rezoned and its density quadrupled. Fonds also includes photographs of the Small family house being moved to 5496 Dominion Street and the original landscape plan for 5118 Douglas Road.
History/Biography
In 1915 John W. Roberts and his wife Mary Allen Roberts moved from the United States to Canada along with their daughter, Lauretta. On first moving to Canada, the family lived in a rented house in Vancouver and John worked as a movie projectionist in the city. The couple had three more children, all sons: John A., Edward, and Roland. Circa 1921, John purchased a large parcel of land at the corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street in Burnaby. This parcel encompassed the equivalent of at least six 66 foot lots along the south side of Dominion Street and the same along the north side of Norfolk Street. On their property, a barn and small living quarters were built. The family moved in, raising goats and growing potatoes to supplement their income. They also planted cherry, apples, and pear trees; hazelnut and walnut trees; raspberries; and a large vegetable garden, the fruits of which Mary preserved for year-round use. At this time agricultural activities were common for families in the area: the Roberts' neighbours kept chickens for personal use and for selling eggs; grew mushrooms for commercial sale; and sold manure from an old buckboard drawn by Clydesdale horses. John built a new house in the middle of the Roberts’ lots on the southwest corner of Douglas Road and Dominion Street. The house faced Douglas Road and overlooked a large, well-landscaped front yard to the east and a full-sized, clay tennis court to the north. The family moved into this new house in 1925. When the Roberts ceased raising goats, the barn and original living quarters were reduced to a double-car garage with storage space plus a sawdust-insulated “root cellar”. John also built a house on the northwest corner of the lot at Douglas Road and Dominion Street (3093 Douglas Road) which was purchased by the Hardy family. In 1957, part of this property (3071 Douglas Road) was sold to the Brocklebanks who built a house and lived there. In addition, John built a house at the northwest corner of Douglas Road and Norfolk Street (5106 Douglas Road). The original purchaser of this house is unknown, but in 1949 it was bought by the Meyers family. In 1952 or 1953 the Meyers sold part of this property and the Manahans built a house on it, facing Douglas Road. Several other lots that John owned were also sold off over the years. By the 1950s, John owned only five 66 foot lots from Douglas Road west, along the south side Dominion Street. In 1954 John sold the lot furthest from Douglas Road (5486 Dominion Street) to a builder who built a “ranch-style” house and put it up for sale. John retired from his career as a movie projectionist in the 1950s. He, Mary, and Lauretta retained their US citizenship all their lives, although they never returned to the USA except for brief visits. John A., Edward, and Roland who, as children of US citizens, also had USA citizenship eventually moved to the USA, where they remained for the rest of their lives. In 1945 Lauretta Roberts married Frederick Small. The couple lived in a rented house in Vancouver for a few years before moving in with John and Mary Roberts in Burnaby. The couple had four children: Elizabeth, Kathryn, Charles, and Martin. In 1955 Frederick purchased the rancher at 5486 Dominion Street and the family moved in. The Small children grew up enjoying the freedom of having their grandparent’s large property in addition to their parent’s yard to play in. The back lane that ran between Dominion Street and Norfolk Street was filled with trees and bushes, creating a narrow bit of “forest” to explore. In 1957, John W. Roberts died. Mary Roberts died in 1969 as did Frederick Small. Lauretta Small was executor for her mother’s and husband’s estates. After much consideration, she decided to sell the house at 5486 Dominion Street and move back into her childhood home. By doing so, she was able to settle her mother’s estate to the satisfaction of her brothers. Elizabeth married and moved away. Over the next few years, the “Roberts” house was home to Lauretta, Kathryn, Charles and Martin, with the three grown children moving in and out several times during the 1970s. In 1981 Lauretta died. Her children discussed at length how to divide up the property, which consisted of four 66 foot lots, according to her will. None of her children wanted to see the old family house destroyed but the house straddled two lots. They finally decided that if one of them wanted to pay to move the house to sit on one of the lots, the “value” of the house would not enter into the settlement of the estate. Kathryn chose to do this. In 1982 the old house was moved to 5496 Dominion Street and Kathryn continued to live in it. Martin died in 1982. Elizabeth and Charles each inherited one lot and the last lot which would have gone to Martin was sold, the funds divided equally between Elizabeth, Kathryn and Charles. The three lots between 5496 Dominion Street and Douglas Road were subdivided into 33 foot lots and six new houses were built. In 1993, the Meyers’ property and the Manahan’s property were subdivided into 33 foot lots facing Norfolk Street and the old houses were torn down and four new houses were built.
Media Type
Photograph
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