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William Wilson House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6088 Wilson Avenue
Description
The William Wilson House is a vernacular two-storey wood-frame Foursquare house with a hipped roof. It is situated at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Central Boulevard in the Metrotown area of Burnaby, adjacent to the SkyTrain line, and is now part of a multi-family residential complex.
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
William & Annie Wilson House
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
William & Annie Wilson House
Civic Address
6088 Wilson Avenue
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10350
Enactment Date
22/04/1996
Description
The William Wilson House is a vernacular two-storey wood-frame Foursquare house with a hipped roof. It is situated at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Central Boulevard in the Metrotown area of Burnaby, adjacent to the SkyTrain line, and is now part of a multi-family residential complex.
Heritage Value
The house is valued as the residence of William Wilson (1860-1935) and Annie Wilson (1868-1966) and demonstrates the development of Burnaby from a rural, farming community to an early commuter suburb, and is one of the few remaining early houses in the Metrotown area of Burnaby. Reflecting the area's early history, it was constructed on a subdivided piece of the Wilson’s 3.2 hectare farm that once bordered Kingsway, the primary road linking New Westminster to Vancouver. To develop his subdivided property, Wilson constructed a bisecting street, named it for himself and situated his new home on a large parcel adjacent to the interurban tramline. Constructed in 1913, the William Wilson House is additionally valued as a modest vernacular example of an Edwardian era Foursquare house. Although simple in form, it is distinguished by an inset front verandah, front bay window and clipped ground level corner. Once commonly found in Burnaby, this is a rare surviving example of the homes typically constructed for the working-class families enticed to Burnaby as a consequence of the interurban tramline.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of William Wilson House include its: - corner location, adjacent to the old interurban alignment - vernacular Foursquare style as exemplified by its symmetrical form, square floor plan and cubic massing with pyramidal roof - cladding, with narrow lapped wooden siding on the first storey and cedar shingles on the second storey - recessed front verandah, with square columns and ground floor cut-away bay window - regular fenestration, including double-hung 1-over-1 wooden-sash windows, and casement and transom assembly feature window in the living room
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Person
William Wilson
Annie Wilson
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
023-352-701
Boundaries
The William Wilson House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 6088 Wilson Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
2824.9
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6088 Wilson Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-642
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photgraph of the Wilson family home at 3317 Wilson Avenue (later renumbered 6088 Wilson Avenue). This second home on Wilson Avenue was bigger than the family's first home on Westminster Road, with seven rooms.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-642
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photgraph of the Wilson family home at 3317 Wilson Avenue (later renumbered 6088 Wilson Avenue). This second home on Wilson Avenue was bigger than the family's first home on Westminster Road, with seven rooms.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Wilson Avenue
Burnaby - 6088 Wilson Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
Less detail
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