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J.D. Shearer House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5573 Buckingham Avenue
Description
The J.D. Shearer House is a one and one-half storey British Arts and Crafts-style house distinguished by its picturesque roofline, half-timbered rough-cast stucco cladding on the upper floor and battered window casings. It is located on the south side of Buckingham Avenue at Haszard Street in Burna…
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
John D. & Katherine Shearer House
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
John D. & Katherine Shearer House
Civic Address
5573 Buckingham Avenue
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10423
Enactment Date
26/08/1996
Description
The J.D. Shearer House is a one and one-half storey British Arts and Crafts-style house distinguished by its picturesque roofline, half-timbered rough-cast stucco cladding on the upper floor and battered window casings. It is located on the south side of Buckingham Avenue at Haszard Street in Burnaby's Deer Lake neighbourhood.
Heritage Value
Built in 1912, the J.D. Shearer House is an excellent example of the high quality residences constructed in the British Arts and Crafts style by affluent citizens in Burnaby's Deer Lake neighbourhood, promoted at the time as the equivalent of the prestigious Shaughnessy Heights development in Vancouver. The site of this house was part of Louis Claude Hill's Buckingham Estate subdivision. Development of these Edwardian era neighbourhoods in Burnaby was facilitated by the B.C. Electric Railway interurban line. In addition, the increasing availability of automobiles to the well-to-do families of the era sped up the process of urbanization in the outlying areas of Vancouver. Built for retired English military officer John D. Shearer and his wife, Katherine, the British Arts and Crafts design of the house represents associations with the Mother Country and the displays of patriotic loyalty considered desirable characteristics at the time. The picturesque charm and character of rural England is evoked in harmony with its woodland setting.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the J.D. Shearer House include its: - location in the Buckingham Estate subdivision in the Deer Lake neighbourhood - residential form, scale and massing as exemplified by its one and one-half storey plus basement height, asymmetrical plan, front bay window and picturesque roofline - British Arts and Crafts details such as the half-timbering and rough-cast stucco on the upper storey, battered window casings, external clinker brick chimney on the east facade, deep overhanging closed eaves and bargeboards with distinctive lower returns - side gabled roof with gabled and shed dormers, clad in cedar - raised central entrance porch - irregular fenestration, including multi-paned transoms over casement windows - two internal red brick chimneys
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
John D. Shearer
Katherine Shearer
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
023-316-977
Boundaries
The J.D. Shearer House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 5573 Buckingham Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
1044
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5573 Buckingham Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911
Collection/Fonds
Shearer Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Item No.
530-001
Storage Location
Archives permanent drive
Scope and Content
Photograph of James Dykes (Jim) Shearer, his wife Katherine (Dormer), and their daughter, Katie posed in front of the temporary shelter erected at 5573 Buckingham Avenue during the construction of their home on that site. The coupled immigrated to Canada in 1910. Their son, James Francis Shearer, w…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1911
Collection/Fonds
Shearer Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
530-001
Accession Number
2012-05
Storage Location
Archives permanent drive
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of James Dykes (Jim) Shearer, his wife Katherine (Dormer), and their daughter, Katie posed in front of the temporary shelter erected at 5573 Buckingham Avenue during the construction of their home on that site. The coupled immigrated to Canada in 1910. Their son, James Francis Shearer, was born shortly after the picture was taken, on April 11, 1913 (died Aril 24, 1997 in London, England). The house was commissioned by Katherine's father, Francis Joseph Dormer, who published newspapers in South Africa. The couple later divorced and returned to the UK around the end of the decade.
Creator
Tony Shearer
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Cabins
Buildings - Residences
Names
Shearer, James Dyke
Shearer, Katherine Dormer
Shearer, Katie
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - 5573 Buckingham Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Backyard Fence at 5573 Buckingham Avenue

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 24, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Item No.
556-067
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a woodshed, toolshed and fence behind the John D. and Katherine Shearer House at 5573 Buckingham Avenue near Haszard Street. The house was built in 1912, renovated in 1940s and the fence added in the 1950s.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 24, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-067
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a woodshed, toolshed and fence behind the John D. and Katherine Shearer House at 5573 Buckingham Avenue near Haszard Street. The house was built in 1912, renovated in 1940s and the fence added in the 1950s.
Photographer
Born, A. J.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - 5573 Buckingham Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
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