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Joseph & Jane Wintemute House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7640 Berkley Street
Description
The Wintemute House is a large two-storey wood-frame Victorian era country farm house with Victorian Italianate detailing. Designed in a symmetrical Foursquare form, it features a low-pitched hipped roof with deep eaves. Later additions to the rear of the house, and the extensive wraparound veranda…
Associated Dates
1891
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Burnett House
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Burnett House
Civic Address
7640 Berkley Street
Associated Dates
1891
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 6889
Enactment Date
07/03/1977
Description
The Wintemute House is a large two-storey wood-frame Victorian era country farm house with Victorian Italianate detailing. Designed in a symmetrical Foursquare form, it features a low-pitched hipped roof with deep eaves. Later additions to the rear of the house, and the extensive wraparound verandah and porte-cochere, were Edwardian era additions. It is located on its original site, in the modern subdivision of Buckingham Heights in southeast Burnaby. The Burnett House is one of the oldest surviving houses in Burnaby.
Heritage Value
Built circa 1891, the Joseph and Jane Wintemute House is valued as a representation of the early history of Burnaby and its agricultural origins. Built prior to the civic incorporation of Burnaby in 1892, the house was situated to face Douglas Road (now Canada Way), one of the first roads built to connect the rural farmlands of Burnaby to New Westminster. The original large property has been extensively subdivided and the house is now isolated in a modern subdivision. Designated in 1977, the Wintemute House is also significant as Burnaby's first protected municipal heritage site. The house is valued for its association with Joseph S. Wintemute (1832-1911) and Jane Wintemute (1832-1910), who came to British Columbia from Port Stanley, Ontario in 1865, traveling via the Isthmus of Panama. Joseph Wintemute, a skilled carpenter and contractor by trade, operated the Wintemute Furniture Factory in New Westminster, the first furniture plant established on the mainland of British Columbia. In 1891, he acquired this property, where he set up a cord wood sawmill to supply his factory. Wintemute was likely responsible for the design and construction of this commodious structure, as it was built in an Eastern Canadian style he would have been familiar with. After the lands were cleared of timber, the Wintemutes developed the property into a typical small-scale 'market garden,’ involved in the production of vegetables and fruits, such as strawberries, for sale at the New Westminster City Market. The Wintemute House is additionally significant for its association with the speculative land boom that occurred prior to the First World War, and ongoing suburban subdivision. Charles Gordon, a real estate agent, acquired the Wintemute farm and subdivided the acreage, which he marketed through the People’s Trust Company as 'Montrelynview' and offered this house as a draw prize to lot purchasers. With the collapse of the land boom, the house remained in Gordon’s possession until 1929 when it was purchased by his brother-in-law, Geoffrey Burnett, a local surveyor responsible for many of the original land surveys of Burnaby. David Burnett, Geoffrey's son, requested designation of the house when the family decided to subdivide the remaining 1.4 hectares of property in 1977. Furthermore, the Wintemute House is valued as an excellent example of a Victorian era country farm house, based loosely on the traditional farmhouses seen commonly in nineteenth century Ontario. Designed in a vernacular version of the Victorian Italianate style, the house displays restrained detailing, including several original multi-paned windows notable for their vertical proportions. The house retains many original exterior features, and the original interior layout, although modernized during the Edwardian era, is substantially intact, including finely crafted maple and cedar interior millwork that was produced by the Wintemute Furniture Factory. From 1904 to 1910, Charles Gordon, the second owner, made a number of alterations to the house including the addition of the wrap-around verandah, a porte-cochere and a 7.6 metre by 9 metre billiard room in the Arts and Crafts style, beamed and panelled in Douglas Fir. These later additions and alterations have value in demonstrating the evolution of the house and property and changing tastes at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Wintemute House include its: - picturesque original setting with views to the North Shore - residential form, scale and massing as expressed by its symmetrical cubic form and two-storey height, with later additions to the rear - Victorian Italianate architectural features such as the vertically-proportioned original windows with vestigial window hoods, low-pitched hipped roof and Classical Revival details such as the corner boards articulated as pilasters - hipped roof with deep boxed eaves - horizontal lapped narrow wooden siding - second storey balcony over front entry - wide wraparound columned verandah with porte-cochere, with square trimmed columns - irregular fenestration: original Victorian era double-hung 6-over-6 wood-sash windows with vertical proportions and segmental arched tops; Edwardian era double-hung 1-over-1 wooden-sash windows; and Edwardian era wooden-sash casement window assemblies with leaded transoms - central front entry with sidelights and transom - multi-paned French doors opening out to verandah - interior features such as its 3.7 metre ceiling height on the main and second floors; the coal grate fireplace with elaborate woodwork and glazed tile surround in the front parlour; five other fireplaces throughout the house; maple and cedar interior millwork; and the Douglas Fir panelled and beamed billiard room with hidden doors, seven-panelled doors, original light fixtures and mouldings - internal red brick chimneys with corbelled caps
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
Joseph Wintermute
Jane Wintermute
Charles Gordon
David Burnett
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
003-297-152
Boundaries
The Wintemute House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 7640 Berkley Street, Burnaby.
Area
1566.73
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Name Access
Wintemute, Joseph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7640 Berkley Street
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Henderson, George E., Fraser, Charles G., 1861-. Toronto: Educational Pub. Co., Ltd. , c1897. (Book) 941 EDU
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV971.12.203
Call No.
941 EDU
Author
Henderson, George E.
Fraser, Charles G., 1861-
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
Educational Pub. Co., Ltd.
Publication Date
c1897
Series
Supplementary exercises
Physical Description
87 p. : maps ; 17 cm.
Inscription
Inscriptions were noted by previous cataloguer in the description field.
Subjects LoC
Great Britain--History.
Great Britain
Notes
"Price 10 cents" -- t.p.
Author's full name and date: Charles G Fraser (Charles Gordon), 1861-
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Henderson, George E., Fraser, Charles G., 1861-, Fraser, Geo. A. Toronto: International Publishing Co. Limited , 1906. (Book) 425 HEN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.3734.1
Call No.
425 HEN
Author
Henderson, George E.
Fraser, Charles G., 1861-
Fraser, Geo. A.
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
International Publishing Co. Limited
Publication Date
1906
Series
School helps series
Physical Description
126 p. ; 17 cm.
Inscription
"TWO NINE NINE ONE" [handwritten in pencil on front pastedown] "Bert Adams Lord Lister School N. Westminster" [handwritten in pencil on preface] "NINE NINE" [handwritten in black ink on p. 49]
Subjects LoC
English language -- Textbooks
Notes
Author's given name and date: Fraser, Charles G. (Charles Gordon), b. 1861
Author's given name: Fraser, Geo. A. (George A.)
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The entrance British history notes

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Henderson, George E., Fraser, Charles G., 1861-. Toronto: The Educational Publishing Co. , 1905. 8th ed. (Book) 941 HEN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV973.106.3
Call No.
941 HEN
Edition
8th ed.
Author
Henderson, George E.
Fraser, Charles G., 1861-
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
The Educational Publishing Co.
Publication Date
1905
Series
School helps series
Physical Description
[1], 87 p. : maps ; 17 cm.
Inscription
"Katie Milton"--inscribed in black ink on verso of front cover and on black fly leaf.
Subjects LoC
Great Britain -- History
Notes
"Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, by Geo. E. Henderson and Chas. G. Fraser, at the Department of Agriculture."--title page verso.
Author(s) full name: Fraser, Charles G. (Charles Gordon), 1861-.
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Canadian history notes

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Henderson, George E., Fraser, Charles G., 1861-. Toronto: The Educational Publishing Co. , 1906. (Book) 971 HEN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV973.106.2
Call No.
971 HEN
Author
Henderson, George E.
Fraser, Charles G., 1861-
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
The Educational Publishing Co.
Publication Date
1906
Series
School helps series
Physical Description
64 p. : maps ; 17 cm.
Inscription
"Katie Milton (Eva)" [handwritten in pencil on front pastedown] "Katie Milton Nelson BC" [handwritten in pencil on title page] Notes handwritten in black ink on title page verso, preface and p. [5]
Subjects LoC
Civics, Canadian -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Canada -- History -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Notes
"By Geo. E. Henderson and Chas. G. Fraser" --Title page.
"For third, fourth and fifth classes" --Title page.
"Price, - 15 cents" --Title page.
Author's given name and date: Fraser, Charles G. (Charles Gordon), b. 1861
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
Wintemutes developed the pro- perty into Q typical small-scale ‘market garden,' involved in the production of vegetables and fruits, such os strawberries, for sole at the New Westminster City Market. Charles Gordon, a real estate agent, acquired the Wintemute form and subdivided the acreage in
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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