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Kingsway East School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark546
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6650 Southoaks Crescent
Description
The Kingsway East School is a two-storey wood-frame Arts and Crafts styled building. The school, and the adjacent cenotaph and memorial tennis courts, comprise Burnaby South Memorial Park.
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Alan Emmott Centre
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Alan Emmott Centre
Civic Address
6650 Southoaks Crescent
Associated Dates
1913
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
The Kingsway East School is a two-storey wood-frame Arts and Crafts styled building. The school, and the adjacent cenotaph and memorial tennis courts, comprise Burnaby South Memorial Park.
Heritage Value
This school structure completed in 1913, the oldest surviving public education building in the city, was intended to be the auditorium and gymnasium for Burnaby’s first high school. However, because of the 1913 recession and the outbreak of the First World War, it was utilized as the Kingsway East Elementary School for the Edmonds District until 1921. Burnaby South High School opened here in 1922, and after it relocated this building was used for a variety of school purposes until it became redundant. The school was rehabilitated for community purposes in 2002-03 and renamed the Alan Emmott Centre to honor a former Mayor of Burnaby. The impressive scale of the Kingsway East School is indicative of the relative size of the community and its growing demand for schooling at the time of construction, illustrating the value that early community residents placed on education. Built to plans of the Burnaby School Board architect, Joseph Henry Bowman (1864-1943), it also indicates the individual values and design control exercised by the school board during this era. It is also significant for its Arts and Crafts style, allied to the typical Craftsman residential vocabulary, which was employed locally for school buildings of the Edwardian era. By using a common architectural vocabulary, this allowed the institution to reflect the values and aspirations of the local community. The Arts and Crafts style also demonstrated an allegiance to British educational antecedents and a demonstration of loyalty to the Mother Country.
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Function
Primary Historic--Primary School
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 016-367-154 Legal Description: Lot 1, District Lot 96, Group 1 New Westminster District, Plan 86581
Boundaries
The Kingsway East School is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 6650 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby.
Area
6,070.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Structure
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 - 6650 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby - 6626 Southoaks Drive
Street View URL
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Burnaby South High School Cenotaph & Memorial Tennis Courts

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark547
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6650 Southoaks Crescent
Description
This memorial comprises a cenotaph and three tennis courts: the former a monument of British Columbia granite inscribed with the names of fifty-one students of Burnaby South High School who lost their lives in the Second World War; and the latter a living memorial to these former students.
Associated Dates
1948
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  3 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6650 Southoaks Crescent
Associated Dates
1948
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
This memorial comprises a cenotaph and three tennis courts: the former a monument of British Columbia granite inscribed with the names of fifty-one students of Burnaby South High School who lost their lives in the Second World War; and the latter a living memorial to these former students.
Heritage Value
This memorial is important for its spiritual, symbolic, and cultural associations for the former students of Burnaby South High School, and for all youth in the community. The cenotaph is of personal significance to the families of those who lost their lives. The unusual combination of cenotaph and living memorial - the tennis courts - represents a rare statement of a community's commitment to not allow the sacrifice of its youth to be forgotten by providing an active facility which draw people to the place on a regular basis rather than just on occasions of remembrance. As such it is an important symbol of a humanitarian ethic. In combination with the Kingsway East School, now rehabilitated as the Alan Emmott Centre, this memorial represents a valuable haven of green-space and recreation in the high-density urban development that now surrounds it.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Burnaby South High School Cenotaph & Memorial Tennis Courts include the: - location of the cenotaph adjacent to the living memorial - spatial association of this memorial and the remaining school building - physical fabric of both the granite monument and the tennis courts
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Organization
Burnaby South High School
Kingsway East School
Burnaby School Board
Function
Primary Current--Public Feature
Primary Historic--Public Feature
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 016-367-154 Legal Description: Lot 1, District Lot 96, Group 1 New Westminster District, Plan 86581
Boundaries
Burnaby South High School Cenotaph & Memorial Tennis Courts is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 6650 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby.
Area
6,070.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Structure
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 - 6650 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby - 6626 Southoaks Drive
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Burnaby South High School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark770
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6650 Southoaks Crescent
Associated Dates
1922-1988
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6650 Southoaks Crescent
Associated Dates
1922-1988
Heritage Value
Burnaby South and Burnaby North were Burnaby's first high schools. The first rooms of the school were built in 1922 on the same grounds as the Kingsway East Elementary School. In 1940, a two-storey building was erected and additions were made in 1963, 1967 and 1972. Kingsway East closed in 1925 and its buildings were used by the high school for Industrial Arts and Home Economics. In the early 1990s, a new "urban education centre" (Burnaby South/B.C. School for the Deaf) was opened, replacing the old Burnaby South High School.
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6650 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby - 6626 Southoaks Drive
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
Less detail
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