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W.J. Mathers House 'Altnadene'

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Description
The W.J. Mathers House 'Altnadene', is a two-and-one-half storey wood frame house set in a large terraced garden, now located in Deer Lake Park. Built as a family home, it is designed in the British Arts and Crafts style enriched by Tudor, Romanesque, and medieval details.
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
William & Mary Mathers Residence
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  2 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
William & Mary Mathers Residence
Civic Address
6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
The W.J. Mathers House 'Altnadene', is a two-and-one-half storey wood frame house set in a large terraced garden, now located in Deer Lake Park. Built as a family home, it is designed in the British Arts and Crafts style enriched by Tudor, Romanesque, and medieval details.
Heritage Value
'Altnadene' was constructed in the Deer Lake Crescent subdivision, which was originally promoted as an upper class neighbourhood. It represents one of the first residential developments in the City of Burnaby that required buildings to be of a specific value, thus demonstrating the desire for exclusivity among the successful businessmen who chose to settle in the area. The house and grounds illustrate the social, cultural, lifestyle and leisure sensibilities of the owners in the Deer Lake Crescent subdivision: such values as social aspiration, racial exclusivity, demonstration of architectural taste, importance of a landscaped garden, and the provision of facilities for fashionable pursuits such as lawn tennis. The estate is historically significant for its connection to William John Mathers (1859-1929), an early pioneer who arrived in New Westminster in 1876, an enterprising grain dealer, businessman, alderman, president of the Board of Trade and various other local organizations, and a 'public spirited and progressive citizen.' Designed for Mathers and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Jane (Whelan) Mathers (1869-1939), by Burnaby architect Frank William Macey (1863-1935), the Arts and Crafts style of the Mathers House contributes to the overall stylistic ambiance of the collection of homes now preserved in Deer Lake Park, displaying an eclectic array of details that give it a unique identity. The first resident architect in Burnaby, Macey was born and trained in England where he was well-respected for having published two standard texts for the architectural profession. He settled in Burnaby in the first decade of the twentieth century and obtained a number of commissions from prominent businessmen who were building grand homes in the new community of Deer Lake. He designed mostly in the British Arts and Crafts style and introduced the use of rough-cast stucco for building exteriors, a characteristic for which he was renowned. The house also has an important connection to Burnaby’s history as it later served as a convalescent home for soldiers wounded on the battlefront during the First World War. Indicative of the evolving functionality of the site, a classroom wing was added in 1939 after Benedictine Monks acquired the house and it was operated as the Seminary of Christ the King.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of 'Altnadene' include its: - prominent corner location within a park setting, in relation to the Anderson residence - irregular form and massing - irregular roof line, including a central pyramidal hipped section and open gable ends to front and sides, with cedar shingle cladding - exterior of rough-cast stucco and half-timbering - eclectic exterior details such as the Tudor arches of the verandah; and the medieval crenellations of the tower - mixture of double-hung and casement, with transom, wooden-sash windows - massive chimneys of Clayburn firebrick - surviving interior details such as fireplaces, doors and leaded glass - wrought iron gates, massive gate-posts inscribed with 'Altnadene' and granite walls at the corner entry of the property
Locality
Deer Lake Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Function
Primary Current--Recreation Centre
Primary Historic--Estate
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 007-527-241 Legal Description: Lot 'B', District Lot 79, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 6642
Boundaries
'Altnadene' is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 6490 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
17,065.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Public (local)
Other Collection
City of Burnaby: Salvaged original elements from the house, including fireplace surrounds, doors and hardware
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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W.J. Mathers House 'Altnadene' Gate & Wall

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Description
The gate and wall of the W.J. Mathers House 'Altnadene' form an integral part of the heritage character of this historic estate, which includes a two-and-one-half storey wood frame house set in a large terraced garden, now located in Deer Lake Park. Built as a family home, it is designed in the Bri…
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
William & Mary Mathers Residence
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  2 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
William & Mary Mathers Residence
Civic Address
6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 13196
Enactment Date
13/05/2013
Description
The gate and wall of the W.J. Mathers House 'Altnadene' form an integral part of the heritage character of this historic estate, which includes a two-and-one-half storey wood frame house set in a large terraced garden, now located in Deer Lake Park. Built as a family home, it is designed in the British Arts and Crafts style enriched by Tudor, Romanesque, and medieval details.
Heritage Value
'Altnadene' was constructed in the Deer Lake Crescent subdivision, which was originally promoted as an upper class neighbourhood. It represents one of the first residential developments in the City of Burnaby that required buildings to be of a specific value, thus demonstrating the desire for exclusivity among the successful businessmen who chose to settle in the area. The house and grounds illustrate the social, cultural, lifestyle and leisure sensibilities of the owners in the Deer Lake Crescent subdivision: such values as social aspiration, racial exclusivity, demonstration of architectural taste, importance of a landscaped garden, and the provision of facilities for fashionable pursuits such as lawn tennis. The estate is historically significant for its connection to William John Mathers (1859-1929), an early pioneer who arrived in New Westminster in 1876, an enterprising grain dealer, businessman, alderman, president of the Board of Trade and various other local organizations, and a 'public spirited and progressive citizen.' The landscape of the estate featured a landmark granite capstone wall and wrought iron gate surrounding the front garden and terraced lawns of the mansion. The overall architectural intention was to reference medieval English estates by surrounding the ‘castle’ with a stone wall with gated entrances. The stone material for the construction of the wall was quarried from large ‘glacial erratic’ granite boulders found on the property. The highly decorative wrought iron gate was designed and made by artisan James A. Blair, a Scottish blacksmith employed by the Westminster Iron Works in 1912. The design for the 'double' driveway gate was featured in the company’s original catalogue as 'Design No. 152'. These gates are a very unusual and rare example of their type and are some of the most elaborate surviving examples in the City.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the gate and wall at 'Altnadene' include its: - wrought iron gates, massive gate-posts inscribed with 'Altnadene' and granite walls at the corner entry of the property
Locality
Deer Lake Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Organization
Westminster Iron Works
Function
Primary Current--Recreation Centre
Primary Historic--Estate
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 007-527-241 Legal Description: Lot 'B', District Lot 79, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 6642
Boundaries
'Altnadene' is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 6490 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
17,065.00
Contributing Resource
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Public (local)
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 9, 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
556-574
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of part of the exterior of Mathers House (Altnadene). Mathers House was built in 1912 and purchased by Burnaby in 1971 for use as part of the James Cowan Centre, now the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. The photograph is taken facing west and shows the house's verandah and tower.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 9, 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-574
Accession Number
2017-57
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of part of the exterior of Mathers House (Altnadene). Mathers House was built in 1912 and purchased by Burnaby in 1971 for use as part of the James Cowan Centre, now the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. The photograph is taken facing west and shows the house's verandah and tower.
Photographer
Chapman, Fred
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Civic
Notes
Title taken from project information form
Accompanied by a project information form and 1 photograph (b&w negative ; 9.5 x 12.5 cm)
BPL no. 20
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Mathers House Cowan Centre

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 18, 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
556-627
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the rear exterior of Mathers House (Altnadene), which was purchased by Burnaby in 1971 for use as part of the James Cowan Centre, now the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. The photograph is taken facing southeast.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 18, 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-627
Accession Number
2017-57
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the rear exterior of Mathers House (Altnadene), which was purchased by Burnaby in 1971 for use as part of the James Cowan Centre, now the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. The photograph is taken facing southeast.
Photographer
Surridge, Jack
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Civic
Buildings - Civic - Art Galleries
Notes
Title taken from project information form
Accompanied by a project information form and 1 photograph (b&w negative ; 9.5 x 12.5 cm)
BPL no. 76
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied 1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mather house in 1912. There is a family (perhaps the W.J. Mather family) sitting on the stone-walled patio. Note the electric power pole to the right side of the photograph located close to the house. The house is now part of the Deer Lake Park Complex and is used for various arti…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mather house in 1912. There is a family (perhaps the W.J. Mather family) sitting on the stone-walled patio. Note the electric power pole to the right side of the photograph located close to the house. The house is now part of the Deer Lake Park Complex and is used for various artistic and cultural activities. According to a note prepared by Kathleen and Eileen Mather, the house otherwise known as "Altnadene" was built in 1911-1912 for Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Mathers of New Westminster by architect F.W. Macey who lived on Douglas Road. The house was occupied by the family from late-1912 until mid-1935. The original photographs have been taken by professional photographers.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV985.57.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1912] (date of original), copied 1985
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1913 or 1916] (date of original), copied 1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mather house with two children on the stone-walled patio and a girl on the lawn. The house is now part of the Deer Lake Park Complex and is used for various artistic and cultural activities. According to a note prepared by Kathleen and Eileen Mather, the house otherwise known as "…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mather house with two children on the stone-walled patio and a girl on the lawn. The house is now part of the Deer Lake Park Complex and is used for various artistic and cultural activities. According to a note prepared by Kathleen and Eileen Mather, the house otherwise known as "Altnadene" was built in 1911-1912 for Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Mathers of New Westminster by architect F.W. Macey who lived on Douglas Road. The house was occupied by the family from late-1912 until mid-1935. he original photographs have been taken by professional photographers. The accession register dates the photograph ca. 1913 while the inscription dates it 1916. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Altnadara [sic] 1916."
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV985.57.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1913 or 1916] (date of original), copied 1985
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1925 and 1935] (date of original), copied 1985
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mather house in 1935. The house is now part of the Deer Lake Park Complex and is used for various artistic and cultural activities. According to a note prepared by Kathleen and Eileen Mather, the house otherwise known as "Altnadene" was built in 1911-1912 for Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Ma…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mather house in 1935. The house is now part of the Deer Lake Park Complex and is used for various artistic and cultural activities. According to a note prepared by Kathleen and Eileen Mather, the house otherwise known as "Altnadene" was built in 1911-1912 for Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Mathers of New Westminster by architect F.W. Macey who lived on Douglas Road. The house was occupied by the family from late-1912 until mid-1935. The original photographs have been taken by professional photographers. The accession register dates the photograph ca. 1935 while the inscription dates it late-1920's. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "late '20s."
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
BV985.57.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1925 and 1935] (date of original), copied 1985
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
30-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Speech given by Florence Hart Godwin May 28, 1973 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's memories of the Mathers family home, the Mathers children and husband and wife, H.T. and Grace Ceperley. She also mentions the Anderson house and the Bateman house at Burnaby Village Museum.
Date Range
1911-1917
Length
0:04:49
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's memories of the Mathers family home, the Mathers children and husband and wife, H.T. and Grace Ceperley. She also mentions the Anderson house and the Bateman house at Burnaby Village Museum.
Date Range
1911-1917
Photo Info
Arthur Morrow, Kingsley Hart, Florence Hart (later Godwin), and Katherine Maude "Kitty" Hill (later Peers) in the woods at the south side of Deer Lake photographed by W.T. Cooksley [1908]. Item no. HV976.139.3
Length
0:04:49
Name
Mathers, Billy
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Interviewer
Burnaby Arts Council
Interview Date
May 28, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a speech given by Florence Hart Godwin at a Burnaby Arts Council meeting held May 28, 1973. Major themes discussed are: pioneer families and early residences in the Burnaby Lake District.
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:33:50
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-005-1_Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track four of speech given by Florence Hart Godwin

Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1976 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 4.5 cm print on contact sheet 20.6 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
370-763
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house decorated as a Fantasy Castle. This was a joint effort of Scouts, Guides, Rangers, Venturers, and Rovers. It was open for one week and close to 10,000 children visited it.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1976 (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-763
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 4.5 cm print on contact sheet 20.6 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house decorated as a Fantasy Castle. This was a joint effort of Scouts, Guides, Rangers, Venturers, and Rovers. It was open for one week and close to 10,000 children visited it.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Boy Scouts of Canada
Girl Guides
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Copy negative has a pink cast
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Item No.
405-002
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house at Deer Lake, which also served as the Seminary of Christ the King.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
405-002
Accession Number
BHS2000-5
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house at Deer Lake, which also served as the Seminary of Christ the King.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1975
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
416-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers House, Deer Lake. This house was also known as Altnadene and was designed by architect Frank Macey and built for William and Mary Mathers in 1912. In 1939, the Benedictine Monks converted the mansion into the Seminary of Christ the King which operated until 1953. In 1971…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1975
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
416-001
Accession Number
BHS2001-6
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers House, Deer Lake. This house was also known as Altnadene and was designed by architect Frank Macey and built for William and Mary Mathers in 1912. In 1939, the Benedictine Monks converted the mansion into the Seminary of Christ the King which operated until 1953. In 1971, Burnaby purchased the building for use as part of the Arts Centre and designated it as a heritage property in 1992.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Item No.
405-003
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house at Deer Lake, which also served as the Seminary of Christ the King.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
405-003
Accession Number
BHS2000-5
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house at Deer Lake, which also served as the Seminary of Christ the King.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Item No.
405-004
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house at Deer Lake, which also served as the Seminary of Christ the King.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1970]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
405-004
Accession Number
BHS2000-5
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house at Deer Lake, which also served as the Seminary of Christ the King.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Item No.
405-005
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house at Deer Lake, which also served as the Seminary of Christ the King.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1950]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
405-005
Accession Number
BHS2000-5
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 8.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mathers house at Deer Lake, which also served as the Seminary of Christ the King.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1914]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 16.4 x 21.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the north shore of Deer Lake as seen from the south shore. According to an earlier 1988 catalogue record, in view from left to right are: H.T. Ceperley's "Fairacres," The Mather's "Altnadene," and the Anderson house on the hill. On shoreline are the Hart's boathouse and beach cottag…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 16.4 x 21.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the north shore of Deer Lake as seen from the south shore. According to an earlier 1988 catalogue record, in view from left to right are: H.T. Ceperley's "Fairacres," The Mather's "Altnadene," and the Anderson house on the hill. On shoreline are the Hart's boathouse and beach cottage and the Woodward's boathouse.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
HV972.11.18
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1914]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Related Material
For other shots of the Deer Lake in the same accession, see HV972.11.6 and HV972.11.16
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
14-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w contact print accompanying negative
Images
Less detail

Mather Home, “Altnadene”

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1985]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b & w ; 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mather Home, “Altnadene” taken in 1985. Caption on original matte read: "Mather home, "Altnadene", built in 1912, at 6450 Gilpin Street. W.J. Mather was the owner and he was associated with the B.C. Milling Company. It was designed by F.W. Macey. From 1939-1966 the house was used …
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b & w ; 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Mather Home, “Altnadene” taken in 1985. Caption on original matte read: "Mather home, "Altnadene", built in 1912, at 6450 Gilpin Street. W.J. Mather was the owner and he was associated with the B.C. Milling Company. It was designed by F.W. Macey. From 1939-1966 the house was used by Benedictine monks. It was then purchased by the municipality of Burnaby. It is now used as part of the Burnaby Arts Centre.".
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Macey, Frank W.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6450 Gilpin Street
Burnaby - Gilpin Street
Accession Code
BV017.32.21
Date
[1985]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 16.1 x 21.3 cm mounted on 25.1 x 30.1 cm cardboard
Item No.
044-011
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Deer Lake. An earlier catalogue record from 1988 notes that the view is of the north shore of Deer Lake, looking northeast. Also noted is that the Hart's boathouse is in view at the mouth of Deer Lake Brook, and that the Anderson and Mather houses on can be seen on Deer Lake Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1914
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
044-011
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 16.1 x 21.3 cm mounted on 25.1 x 30.1 cm cardboard
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Deer Lake. An earlier catalogue record from 1988 notes that the view is of the north shore of Deer Lake, looking northeast. Also noted is that the Hart's boathouse is in view at the mouth of Deer Lake Brook, and that the Anderson and Mather houses on can be seen on Deer Lake Avenue.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Brook
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1914
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 16.0 x 20.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Deer Lake. An earlier catalogue record from 1988 notes that the view is of the north shore of Deer Lake, looking northeast. Also noted is that the Hart's boathouse is in view at the mouth of Deer Lake Brook, and that the Anderson and Mather houses on can be seen on Deer Lake Avenue
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 16.0 x 20.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Deer Lake. An earlier catalogue record from 1988 notes that the view is of the north shore of Deer Lake, looking northeast. Also noted is that the Hart's boathouse is in view at the mouth of Deer Lake Brook, and that the Anderson and Mather houses on can be seen on Deer Lake Avenue
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Brook
Accession Code
HV972.11.16
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
1914
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Related Material
For other shots of the Deer Lake in the same accession, see HV972.11.6 and HV972.11.18
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
14-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w contact print accompanying negative
Images
Less detail

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