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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5255 Sperling Avenue
Description
The W.J. Walker House is a rustic cottage at the eastern end of Deer Lake and is now located within Deer Lake Park. It is a one-and-a-half-storey wood-frame shingle-clad vernacular structure.
Associated Dates
1907
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
William & Olive Walker Residence
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
William & Olive Walker Residence
Civic Address
5255 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1907
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 11593
Enactment Date
15/09/2003
Description
The W.J. Walker House is a rustic cottage at the eastern end of Deer Lake and is now located within Deer Lake Park. It is a one-and-a-half-storey wood-frame shingle-clad vernacular structure.
Heritage Value
The W.J. Walker House is important as it references the economic activities in the Deer Lake area prior to the development of grand mansions in Deer Lake Park. It is typical of the cottages built by workers in the market gardening and lumber-milling industries that operated around the lake primarily from 1904-1925. This is the only cottage on the shores of Deer Lake remaining from the era when these industries were the focus of the area's development. The house demonstrates the aesthetic values of Olive Walker and her husband William J. Walker, a ‘rancher’ (market gardener, poultry farmer) who built the house as a retirement home, in the quality of its construction and interior finishing. The Craftsman styling of the house was a popular design vocabulary of the time and reflected the modern taste and values of the owner. The construction of the house also illustrates the use of locally milled lumber. The extant cold safe at the side of house is indicative of food storage methods in the early twentieth century and provides insight to the everyday domestic lives of people at this time.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the W.J. Walker House include its: - location close to the lake and the site of the Deer Lake Lumber Company where the wood for construction of the house was milled - Craftsman style characteristics such as the house's orientation (front gable facing the street) and the combination of gable and double-pitched shed roofs - front entrance with its gabled porch supported by distinctive oversized diagonal brackets, and substantial front door of Douglas fir decorated with hand forged iron plates - cedar shingle siding - multiple-assembly wooden-sash casement windows with transoms - projecting cold safe - interior finishing that dates to the original construction of the house, such as the diagonally laid tongue-and-groove Douglas fir ceilings, wood panelled walls, and Clayburn brick fireplace
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
William J. Walker (Owner)
Olive Walker (Owner)
Function
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 017-105-773 Legal Description: Parcel 'A' (Reference Plan 3703), District Lot 85, Group 1, Except: Firstly: Parcel 'One' (Explanatory Plan 11350) Secondly: Parcel 2 (Reference Plan 35549) Group 1, New Westminster District.
Boundaries
The W.J. Walker House is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 5255 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
2,005.02
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Public (local)
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5255 Sperling Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 8.8 x 13 cm
Item No.
422-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house built by William and Olive Walker in 1908. This picture shows the home as it looked in 1990.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
422-003
Accession Number
BHS2001-9
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 8.8 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house built by William and Olive Walker in 1908. This picture shows the home as it looked in 1990.
Photographer
Wolf, Jim
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5255 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1948-1971
Collection/Fonds
Knight family collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
49 photographs (35 prints : b&w and col. - 14 negatives : b&w)
Item No.
510-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photographs of "the Bird Doctor" Virginia Knight and her husband Milton as well as: their property and aviaries, Lakeview Aviaries in Burnaby; their dogs and birds; travel photos; and and Milton's antique clocks and watches.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1948-1971
Collection/Fonds
Knight family collection
Physical Description
49 photographs (35 prints : b&w and col. - 14 negatives : b&w)
Description Level
File
Item No.
510-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS992-53
Scope and Content
Photographs of "the Bird Doctor" Virginia Knight and her husband Milton as well as: their property and aviaries, Lakeview Aviaries in Burnaby; their dogs and birds; travel photos; and and Milton's antique clocks and watches.
Subjects
Animals - Birds
Animals - Dogs
Buildings - Commercial - Kennels
Occupations - Veterinarians
Names
Knight, Virginia
Knight, Milton
Lakeview Aviaries
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of photographs
Stamp on verso of 510-001 reads: "Woodward's Advertising Photography"
Note on verso of 510-003 reads: "Taken at San Juan Capistrano. The minute you enter the place these pigeons light all over you and they sell you small bags of wheat to feed them." Other notes and date stamp on verso.
Note on verso of 510-010 reads: "Virgie + Sheila Joan (Easton) Mulliner / New Year's Eve / 1970-71"
510-008, 510-009, 510-011, 510-012: Date stamp on verso reads "Jan 12, 1962"
Note on verso of 510-022 reads: "My little Saw-Whet Owl who was one of my patients. Fully recovered and hand tame."
510-024 is five small photographs glued to a black paper album page
Handwritten notes on recto of 510-032, describing the clocks in the photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5255 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Item No.
020-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph looking over Deer Lake and snow-covered ground towards buildings and houses. To the left is the cottage and house belonging to the Woodward sisters, Harriet and Maude. The cottage, and later the house, were also used as the Burnaby Lake Post Office and a school run by Harriet Woodward. …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-004
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph looking over Deer Lake and snow-covered ground towards buildings and houses. To the left is the cottage and house belonging to the Woodward sisters, Harriet and Maude. The cottage, and later the house, were also used as the Burnaby Lake Post Office and a school run by Harriet Woodward. At the time of this photograph, it was in use as the Burnaby Lake United Church. In the middle of the picture, numerous boathouses and a diving tower can be seen at the shoreline of the lake. To the right of the copse of trees, on the hill, is the house and post office belonging to the Woodward sisters and right of that is the home built for William J. Walker in 1907 but owned by D.R. Boucher during the 1920s. To the far right the Pole Line Road (later, Sperling Avenue) is visible along with the home of Francis J. Peers, known as Greyfriars.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Buildings - Religious - Churches
Names
Burnaby Lake United Church
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Aveune
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - 5255 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - 5289 Rugby Avenue
Burnaby - Rugby Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
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