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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3789 Royal Oak Avenue
Description
Cemetery site.
Associated Dates
1935
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3789 Royal Oak Avenue
Associated Dates
1935
Description
Cemetery site.
Heritage Value
Forest Lawn Memorial Park was founded and designed by Albert F. Arnold, who wanted to design a memorial park “which would be a place of perpetual beauty and which would banish the ‘graveyard’ taint from such places forever.” The 145 acres of Forest Lawn were designed as a garden, which overlooks Vancouver and has a magnificent view of the mountains. Called “God’s Acres,” with white-shelled walks and piped sacred music, the design allowed a natural setting to offer solace to grieve. Bronze memorial plaques were used rather than headstones, which would have marred the garden effect. Arnold acted as a consultant to memorial parks all over Canada and the United States and many of his innovations have become standard practice in North American cemeteries. Equipped with its own greenhouses, the park has more than a million plants of all types. The chapel, which sits on the lower southern slopes, is a sophisticated modernist structure that was designed by renowned local architects McCarter & Nairne.
Locality
Burnaby Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Architect
Albert F. Arnold McCarter & Nairne
Area
449910.00
Contributing Resource
Landscape Feature
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3789 Royal Oak Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm
Item No.
067-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Forest Lawn Cemetery at Canada Way and Royal Oak Avenue showing buildings and lawns.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1958]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
067-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Forest Lawn Cemetery at Canada Way and Royal Oak Avenue showing buildings and lawns.
Subjects
Cemeteries
Names
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3789 Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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