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Horne-Payne Receiving Station

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3700 Second Avenue
Description
Industrial building.
Associated Dates
1913
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3700 Second Avenue
Associated Dates
1913
Description
Industrial building.
Heritage Value
Constructed as an electrical grid substation by the B.C. Electric Railway Company, the Horne-Payne substation was part of the expansion of this utility company to central Burnaby that occurred as a result of the opening of the Burnaby Lake Interurban line in 1911. The Receiving Station is intended to rearrange the company’s system of distributing power over the whole of the Burrard Peninsula. Power will come to the transformers there and be converted and distributed to the various substations in Vancouver, New Westminster and the suburbs...Work has already been started at the foundation for the new plant. (Vancouver Daily Province, April 29, 1913) When constructed the substation was situated within a forest clearing in a largely undeveloped section of northwest Burnaby. The area now surrounding the substation is heavily developed for semi-industrial purposes. This steel-frame and poured concrete structure was designed to be utilitarian, but with decorative detailing. The south-facing front of the structure features massed corners detailed with decorative relief panels at the roofline. Additionally, this well-balanced building displayed symmetrical fenestration with blind, and tall multi-paned steel-sash windows, some crowned with keystones. A tower added to the east side of the building’s front is the most substantial change made to the appearance of the Horne-Payne substation. This industrial structure was designed by prominent British Columbian architect, Robert Lyon (1879-1963). Born in Edinburgh, Lyon apprenticed and worked as an architect in Scotland until 1908 before moving to New York in 1909. In 1911, he began his career in Vancouver as an “architectural engineer,” with the B.C. Electric Company that lasted until 1918. After a short tenure in the lumber industry, Lyon returned to architecture, this time with his own firm in Penticton. Active in municipal politics, he was instrumental in the incorporation of Penticton as a city, and became its first mayor from 1948-1949. Lyon retired from architecture in 1958 and died in 1963. Lyon also designed the Central Park Gate in Burnaby.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
Architect
Robert Lyon
Area
47400.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 2nd Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Horne-Payne Substation

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34684
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
093-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Horne-Payne substation of the BC Electric Company at night.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
093-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Horne-Payne substation of the BC Electric Company at night.
Photographer
Lindsay, Jack
Subjects
Energy Production Tools and Equipment
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp on back of photograph reads, "Jack Lindsay Ltd / Photographers / Vancouver, Canada / Reorder No. D12034"
Stamp on back of photograph reads, "File / Public Information Dept / B.C. Electric"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 2nd Avenue
Burnaby - 2nd Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
Images
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Horne Payne Receiving Station

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34916
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
158-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the Horne Payne substation, Boundary Road.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
158-001
Accession Number
BHS986-8
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the Horne Payne substation, Boundary Road.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Powerhouses
Notes
Caption at lower right of photograph: "Horne-Payne Receiving Station"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 2nd Avenue
Burnaby - 2nd Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
Images
Less detail
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