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Duncan Campbell McGregor and Home of the Friendless

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord88058
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1936 (date of original)-[199-], predominant [199-]
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Item No.
MSS185-010
Storage Location
68-4-5-10
Scope and Content
File consists of a seven page typewritten history, "Home of the Friendless" by Mary Forsyth along with some handwritten notes and a copy of an article which appeared in the Burnaby Post, 21 Jan. 1936. Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publish…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1936 (date of original)-[199-], predominant [199-]
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-010
Storage Location
68-4-5-10
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of a seven page typewritten history, "Home of the Friendless" by Mary Forsyth along with some handwritten notes and a copy of an article which appeared in the Burnaby Post, 21 Jan. 1936. Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publishing a book.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
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Duncan Campbell McGregor and Home of the Friendless

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto88059
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1967 (date of originals), copied [199-]
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
24 photographs : b&w copy negatives ; 35 mm
Item No.
572-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph negatives relating to the McGregor family and the Home of the Friendless.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1967 (date of originals), copied [199-]
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Item No.
572-006
Accession Number
2014-27
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
24 photographs : b&w copy negatives ; 35 mm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Photograph negatives relating to the McGregor family and the Home of the Friendless.
Notes
Transcribed title
None of the negatives have been indentified but some may be copied from the Riverway West PTA scrapbook (in Archives holdings)
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Duncan & Margaret McGregor Estate 'Glen-Lyon' New Haven Barn

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4250 Marine Drive
Description
Designed in a vernacular architectural style, the New Haven Barn is a large gambrel-roofed barn located on the Edwardian era McGregor Estate 'Glen-Lyon,' overlooking the rich farmland of the Fraser River floodplain and near a ravine and forested area adjacent to Marine Drive in South Burnaby.
Associated Dates
1939
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Home of the Friendless, New Haven Borstal Home for Boys and Youthful Offenders, New Haven Correction Centre
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Home of the Friendless, New Haven Borstal Home for Boys and Youthful Offenders, New Haven Correction Centre
Civic Address
4250 Marine Drive
Associated Dates
1939
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 12183
Enactment Date
11/12/2006
Description
Designed in a vernacular architectural style, the New Haven Barn is a large gambrel-roofed barn located on the Edwardian era McGregor Estate 'Glen-Lyon,' overlooking the rich farmland of the Fraser River floodplain and near a ravine and forested area adjacent to Marine Drive in South Burnaby.
Heritage Value
The site is historically significant for its association with early social welfare and correctional reform. The estate was sold in 1926 to an inter-denominational religious organization called the Home of the Friendless, which used it as their B.C. headquarters. The organization was charged with several cases of abuse and neglect in 1937, after which a Royal Commission was formed that led to new legislation to regulate and license all private welfare institutions. 'Glen-Lyon' was sold to the provincial government, and was dedicated in 1939 by the Lt.-Gov. E.W. Hamber for use as the New Haven Borstal Home for Boys and Youthful Offenders (later renamed the New Haven Correction Centre). The Borstal movement originated in England in the late nineteenth century, as an alternative to sending young offenders and runaways to prisons by providing reformatories that focused on discipline and vocational skill. This site’s role as the first North American institution devoted to the Borstal School philosophy was historic, and influenced corrections programs across Canada. The New Haven Barn is a significant feature from its development in 1939 as the Borstal School, designed by Chief Provincial Architect Henry Whittaker of the Department of Public Works, and is the only remaining structure of its kind in Burnaby.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the New Haven Barn include its: - gambrel-roofed barn with roof vent with finial, sliding hay loft and access doors, small multi-pane windows, and lapped wooden siding
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Organization
Home of the Friendless
Borstal School
New Haven Correction Centre
Architect
Henry Whittaker
Function
Primary Historic--Estate
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
003-004-661
Boundaries
'Glen-Lyon' is comprised of a single residential lot located at 4250 Marine Drive, Burnaby.
Area
230873.18
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4250 Marine Drive
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Duncan & Margaret McGregor Estate 'Glen-Lyon' Mansion

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark518
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4250 Marine Drive
Description
Overlooking the rich farmland of the Fraser River floodplain, 'Glen-Lyon' is an Edwardian era rural estate, with a tall, two and one-half storey plus basement wood-frame mansion, set in a pastoral and formal landscape with an associated barn and early log pond, located near a ravine and forested ar…
Associated Dates
1902
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  2 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4250 Marine Drive
Associated Dates
1902
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 12183
Enactment Date
11/12/2006
Description
Overlooking the rich farmland of the Fraser River floodplain, 'Glen-Lyon' is an Edwardian era rural estate, with a tall, two and one-half storey plus basement wood-frame mansion, set in a pastoral and formal landscape with an associated barn and early log pond, located near a ravine and forested area adjacent to Marine Drive in South Burnaby.
Heritage Value
‘Glen-Lyon’ is valued as an excellent example of a privately-owned Edwardian era country estate built at the turn of the nineteenth century. The property retains significant heritage features including the Edwardian era mansion with rustic Arts and Crafts features, and elements of a working agricultural landscape. The property was originally the Royal City Mills logging camp, and in 1900 was purchased by Duncan Campbell McGregor (1853-1929) and Margaret Jane McGregor (1875-1960), who named their estate ‘Glen-Lyon’ after Duncan McGregor’s birthplace in Perthshire, Scotland. The McGregors were active in municipal affairs and social activities, and played a significant role in the early development of Burnaby. Duncan McGregor served as a city councillor from 1909 to 1912 and was elected reeve of Burnaby in 1913. Margaret McGregor was instrumental in the formation and fundraising activities of the Victoria Order of Nurses in Burnaby. Additionally, the site is historically significant for its association with early social welfare and correctional reform. The estate was sold in 1926 to an inter-denominational religious organization called the Home of the Friendless, which used it as their B.C. headquarters. The organization was charged with several cases of abuse and neglect in 1937, after which a Royal Commission was formed that led to new legislation to regulate and license all private welfare institutions. 'Glen-Lyon' was sold to the provincial government, and was dedicated in 1939 by the Lt.-Gov. E.W. Hamber for use as the New Haven Borstal Home for Boys and Youthful Offenders (later renamed the New Haven Correction Centre). The Borstal movement originated in England in the late nineteenth century, as an alternative to sending young offenders and runaways to prisons by providing reformatories that focused on discipline and vocational skill. This site’s role as the first North American institution devoted to the Borstal School philosophy was historic, and influenced corrections programs across Canada. The site retains significant features from its development in 1939 as the Borstal School, including a large gambrel-roofed barn designed by Chief Provincial Architect Henry Whittaker of the Department of Public Works that is the only remaining structure of its kind in Burnaby. Between 1941 and 1945 the mansion housed the Provincial School for the Deaf and Blind when the Borstal School was closed temporarily as a war measure during the Second World War.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of 'Glen-Lyon' Mansion include its: - location on a sloping site with expansive southern exposure, adjacent to Marine Drive - residential form, scale and massing of the house as exemplified by its two and one-half storey height, above-ground basement and rectangular plan - Arts and Crafts elements of the house such as its stone foundation, multi-gabled roof line with steep central hipped roof, symmetrical cross-gables, side shed dormers, bellcast upper walls sheathed in cedar shingles and lower walls sheathed in narrow clapboard - original exterior features of the house such as the full width front verandah with square columns, central staircase on the southern elevation, original doors and stained glass windows; and the irregular fenestration such as double-hung 1-over-1 wooden-sash windows, bay windows, and projecting windows in the gable ends - original interior features of the house such as the U-shaped main stair designed around two symmetrically placed Ionic columns, and interior trim on the main floor including boxed beams and fireplaces - gambrel-roofed barn with roof vent with finial, sliding hay loft and access doors, small multi-pane windows, and lapped wooden siding - associated landscape features such as the original garden plantings with some exotic and many native specimen trees; the original log pond and its concrete Marine Drive causeway and culvert; rockeries and a rose garden
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Person
Duncan Campbell McGregor
Margaret Jane McGregor
Organization
Home of the Friendless
Borstal School
New Haven Correction Centre
Architect
Henry Whittaker
Function
Primary Historic--Estate
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
003-004-661
Boundaries
'Glen-Lyon' is comprised of a single residential lot located at 4250 Marine Drive, Burnaby.
Area
230873.18
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Name Access
McGregor, D.C.
McGregor, Duncan C. (1853-1929)
New Haven Borstal Home for Boys and Youthful Offenders
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4250 Marine Drive
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Glen Lyon Estates and Owners

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord88217
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1901-2002 (date of originals), predominant 1937-1939
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Item No.
MSS185-024
Storage Location
68-4-5-24
Scope and Content
File consists of Mary Forsyth's research documents for Glen Lyon Estate and its various tenants including; Duncan C. McGregor, The Home of the Friendless and New Haven Correctional Centre. Documents include; a copy of a marriage certificate for Ducan C. McGregor and Margaret Jane Johnston, May 7, 1…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1901-2002 (date of originals), predominant 1937-1939
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-024
Storage Location
68-4-5-24
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of Mary Forsyth's research documents for Glen Lyon Estate and its various tenants including; Duncan C. McGregor, The Home of the Friendless and New Haven Correctional Centre. Documents include; a copy of a marriage certificate for Ducan C. McGregor and Margaret Jane Johnston, May 7, 1901; an official opening invitation and program for New Haven in 1977; newspaper clippings regarding the Borstal Home and New Haven and the Prison History; copies of newspaper clippings regarding 'The Home of the Friendless', a copy of a fire insurance plan for New Haven; correspondence with the Provincial Court of B.C. about the origins of New Haven; a copy of a 24 page report from Honour Eric Werge Hamber Lte Governor of B.C. dated July 23, 1937 re: "Conduct Home of the Friendless"; a copy of the "Summerland Home Investigation with an examination by Dr. MacKay" dated February 6, 1937; a South Slope School and Program Consultation Study, Minutes, May 5, 1980 and two clippings from the Burnaby Now in 2002 and 1997 focusing on the history and development the New Haven site. Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publishing a book.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[199-]
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Item No.
MSS185-018
Storage Location
68-4-5-18
Scope and Content
File consists of four typewritten histories titled, "New Haven" ; "Home of the Friendless" and Duncan Campbell McGregor" by Mary Forsyth (all appear to be drafts with annotations) and a Social Science 11 report written in 1992 by Lauren McGregor titled, "The Clan McGregor My Family History." Biogra…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[199-]
Collection/Fonds
Mary Forsyth fonds
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS185-018
Storage Location
68-4-5-18
Access Restriction
Open access
Accession Number
2014-27
Scope and Content
File consists of four typewritten histories titled, "New Haven" ; "Home of the Friendless" and Duncan Campbell McGregor" by Mary Forsyth (all appear to be drafts with annotations) and a Social Science 11 report written in 1992 by Lauren McGregor titled, "The Clan McGregor My Family History." Biographical and historical information was compiled by Mary Forysth with the intention of publishing a book.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Transcribed title
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1983]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 19.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of New Haven taken in 1983. Caption on original matte read: "McGregor Home, 'Glenlyon', built c. 1905, at Marine Drive, between Patterson & Sussex, built by Duncan C. McGregor, who later became Burnaby's 6th Reeve. It was acquired by a religious group "The Home of the Friendless". The in…
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 : colour ; 19.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of New Haven taken in 1983. Caption on original matte read: "McGregor Home, 'Glenlyon', built c. 1905, at Marine Drive, between Patterson & Sussex, built by Duncan C. McGregor, who later became Burnaby's 6th Reeve. It was acquired by a religious group "The Home of the Friendless". The institure (sic) was closed by the authorities in 1936. The building became the B.C. Correctional's in 1937-41, and it became part of the Borstal System for Young Men and was given the name "New Haven". In 1941-1947 the Deaf and Blind Institute was housed there. It reverted back to New Haven which it remains today."
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Buildings - Heritage
Names
New Haven Borstal Home for Boys and Youthful Offenders
McGregor, Duncan C. (1853-1929)
Burnaby Historical Society
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4250 Marine Drive
Accession Code
BV017.32.4
Date
[1983]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Suncrest Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
In 1926, the estate was sold to on inter-denominational religious orgonizotion called the Home of the Friendless, which used it os their B.C. headquarters. The organization was charged with several coses ot abuse and neglect in 1937, after which a Royal Commission was formed that led to new
  1 Digital Chapter  
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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