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Hastings Grove Store

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7262 Curtis Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1912
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7262 Curtis Street
Associated Dates
c.1912
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
Samuel Fred Munson was born in North Branch, Michigan in 1876, and moved to Edmonton in 1902. In 1909, he relocated to the booming city of Vancouver, where he established himself in the real estate trade and specialized in subdivisions. He purchased a tract of 160 acres in North Burnaby where he founded the townsite of Hastings Grove. This square, flat roof commercial building was built by Munson as the terminus of an automobile shuttle that would bring potential purchasers from downtown Vancouver to Burnaby Mountain to the restaurant located here, so that they could relax and view the new subdivision. Improvements at the townsite included a large boarding-house, a Methodist church, graded streets and five houses that Munson erected. The building retains its distinctive form and serves as a rare survivor of the 1910-1913 real estate boom of Burnaby’s Lochdale area, even though some of its characteristic commercial elements have been lost, including its cornice and large front display windows. Stucco has covered its exterior lapped siding and the building has been transformed into an apartment complex.
Locality
Lochdale
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Person
Munson, Samuel Fred
Builder
McKeen, J. & George Green
Area
1103.69
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7262 Curtis Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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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 Hastings Grove store taken in 1985. Caption on original matte read: "Hastings Grove store building, built in 1913, at 7276 Curtis Street. Dora Lochead, owner, had S.F. Munson contruct a two storey building to contain a public hall, boarding rooms and a store. By 1914 a post office…
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
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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 Hastings Grove store taken in 1985. Caption on original matte read: "Hastings Grove store building, built in 1913, at 7276 Curtis Street. Dora Lochead, owner, had S.F. Munson contruct a two storey building to contain a public hall, boarding rooms and a store. By 1914 a post office was also in the building - known as Lochdale. It is used as a multi-family dwelling today.".
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - General Stores
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Hastings Grove Store
Lochead, Eurdora Jane
Munson, Samuel Frederick
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7276 Curtis Street
Accession Code
BV017.32.18
Date
[1985]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1912
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 8.9 cm ; copy print
Storage Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Scope and Content
Group of 8 men and women and dog beside bus on boardwalk in front of Hastings Grove Store building. Boardwalk continues into the distance with forest on either side on the left hand side of the photograph.
Administrative History
Part of a set of photographs from the Columbian Newspaper, which operated out of New Westminster under this name starting in 1900 until its dissolution in 1988. Photographs found in the collection of the Burnaby Village are dated 1971.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 8.9 cm ; copy print
Material Details
"Columbian files 1971" written on verso in black pen. "The Hastings Grove store and 'bus terminal, showing garage. Built in 1912. Shows the first / bus. Photo taken July, 1912, by James William Phillips. Lady in white: Mrs […]ers Jane / Leghead, first store-keeper, lady with white blouse and black skirt, Mrs. J. Vicary then of / Sperling Avenue, now of London, England. At front of car, J. Vicary sales agent for the / Hastings Grove property, at steering-wheel. Jack Holmes 'bus driver, now of Vancouver Heights, / lady with dog and man at left, landseekers, and at extreme right Samuel Frederick [...]. / (Planking of Curtis Street done in 1912.)" on typewritten label on front of photograph.
Scope and Content
Group of 8 men and women and dog beside bus on boardwalk in front of Hastings Grove Store building. Boardwalk continues into the distance with forest on either side on the left hand side of the photograph.
Administrative History
Part of a set of photographs from the Columbian Newspaper, which operated out of New Westminster under this name starting in 1900 until its dissolution in 1988. Photographs found in the collection of the Burnaby Village are dated 1971.
Other Title Information
title based on content and note on front of photograph
Names
Hastings Grove Store
Accession Code
BV018.19.6
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1912
Media Type
Photograph
Storage Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
24-04-2018
Photographer
James William Phillips
Images
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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about what the Curtis Street neighborhood looked like in the 1930s and 1940s. She tells a story about the next door mink farm. She also describes Curtis Street road and the avenues that branched off Curtis Street on Burnaby Mountain above P…
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:10:11
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about what the Curtis Street neighborhood looked like in the 1930s and 1940s. She tells a story about the next door mink farm. She also describes Curtis Street road and the avenues that branched off Curtis Street on Burnaby Mountain above Philips Avenue (First Avenue). These avenues (First to Ninth) were part of a street grid laid out for Hastings Grove in 1911 and are now forest in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. She also talks about the old Hastings Grove store building, the Adams family who lived in it and the community events held there.
Date Range
1930-1950
Length
0:10:11
Name
Hastings Grove Store
Hastings Grove
Subject
Geographic Features - Neighbourhoods
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Curtis Street
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-017_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Reidun Seim

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Hastings Grove Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905-1924
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905-1924
Heritage Value
During the height of the real estate boom between 1909 and 1913, Vancouver developer Frederick Munson plotted the subdivision of more than 150 acres of land on Curtis Street east of Sperling Avenue, on the newly logged slopes of remote Burnaby Mountain. Burnaby opened up Curtis Street to facilitate access to Hastings Grove and Munson agreed to pay one-third of the cost but never did. He also paid only $1000.00 down on the agreed price of the land. When he failed to make further payments, the mortgage holders foreclosed and re-sold the properties. People who had bought lots from Munson lost not only the land they though they owned, but also the money they had paid for it. Hastings Grove was a disaster. The converted automobile - which served as the bus - stopped running. The few houses and most of the lots reverted to the Municipality because of non-payment of taxes and are now part of Burnaby Mountain Park. The only remaining building is the old Hastings Grove Store which still stands as an apartment building.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986
Collection/Fonds
Rod Fowler fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a report on the Hastings Grove Store and the Lochdale Community Hall prepared by Rod Fowler.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986
Collection/Fonds
Rod Fowler fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a report on the Hastings Grove Store and the Lochdale Community Hall prepared by Rod Fowler.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Rod Fowler
Notes
MSS026
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Selected Extracts from a Heritage Report

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986
Collection/Fonds
Rod Fowler fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
15 p. report (typed)
Item No.
MSS026-001
Storage Location
68-5
Scope and Content
Item is entitled, "Selected Extracts from a Heritage Report prepared on the Hastings Grove Store and the Lochdale Community Hall". The report was prepared by Rod Fowler as a field exercise for the Heritage Preservation course held at Simon Fraser University.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1986
Collection/Fonds
Rod Fowler fonds
Physical Description
15 p. report (typed)
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS026-001
Storage Location
68-5
Accession Number
BHS986-32
Scope and Content
Item is entitled, "Selected Extracts from a Heritage Report prepared on the Hastings Grove Store and the Lochdale Community Hall". The report was prepared by Rod Fowler as a field exercise for the Heritage Preservation course held at Simon Fraser University.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Rod Fowler
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Lochdale / Burnaby Mountain p. 141

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
North Burnaby
n left: Samuel Fred Munson, 1914 [Howoy & Schofield, B.C. Biographical] bottom: Prospective purchases pose beside the Hastings Grove Bus and Store, 1912 [BCA BHS 222-11 HASTINGS GROVE STORE 7262 Curtis Street circa 1912 Samuel Fred Munson was born in North Bronch, Michigon in 1876, ond
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
North Burnaby
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter XII: A Boy's Eye View of the 1920s p. 76

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
, Mr. and Mrs. James Albert Tomlinson, who occupied, in 1921, the former Hastings Grove Store which was situated just east of Duthie on Curtis in Burnaby (now stuccoed and converted into a duplex). A solid planked road ran past the building up to the Giroday Sawmill at Hastings Street and 4th
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Subjects LoC
Burnaby (B.C.) -- History
Digital Book
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part II: 1901-1910
bus driver Holmes at Eudora Jane Lochead's Hastings Grove store, restaurant and waiting room. Note freshly planked Curtis Street. From left: unidentified man, storekeeper Lochead, Mrs. Vicary, unidentified woman and baby, driver Holmes, sales agent J. Vicary and Samuel Frederick Munson
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part II: 1901-1910
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
Lochead, who, after a year as such, decided to build her own store, and the Hastings Grove store closed Its doors. The building became a dwelling house- Of the many who came with the first Infiux In 1911 but few remain. In the earlier days of the settlement, Hastings Street was a mud road, and
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Subjects LoC
Burnaby (B.C.) -- History
Name Access
Green, George
Digital Book
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