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Westridge Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
Heritage Value
The Westridge Neighbourhood of Burnaby was created as a new subdivision during the post-World War Two housing boom in Burnaby. Developed by the C.B. Riley Company, it was laid out in a plan contoured to the shapes of the land and was situated to allow residents easy access to main transportation routes.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
North Kensington Avenue
Associated Dates
ca. 1930-1993
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
North Kensington Avenue
Associated Dates
ca. 1930-1993
Heritage Value
After considering several sites in the Greater Vancouver area, the Shell Oil Company chose 70 acres in North Burnaby with frontage of one third of a mile on Burrard Inlet. Shell proposed to build a four-million dollar plant that would employ up to 2000 - providing some relief in the middle of Burnaby's economic crisis of the Depression years. The site became known as the Shellburn Refinery and was in operation until 1993.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kensington Avenue
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Sperling Avenue School

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
2200 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1914
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
2200 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1914
Heritage Value
The Sperling Avenue School was opened in 1914 to service the growing community around the B.C. Electric Company's Pole Line Road (Sperling Avenue). This school replaced the one-room Duthie schoolhouse.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 2200 Sperling Avenue
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Lochdale Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
Heritage Value
Despite the rapid growth witnessed in Burnaby in the post-war years, the Lochdale Neighbourhood was characterised as a close-knit primarily residential community. Although a commercial zone developed along Sperling and Hastings, single-family, duplex and multi-family homes were the primary buildings in the area. Basement suites and student accommodation also flourished in this neighbourhood after the creation of Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
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Westridge Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
Heritage Value
The Westridge Neighbourhood is effectively separated into two areas by Inlet Drive. To the west of the highway lies a typical 1950s subdivision of single-family homes, while to the east is a newer (1970s) subdivision featuring larger lots and some low-rise units. In the 1980 Residential Neighbourhood Environment Study, Westridge was characterised as a stable community with little need for direct Municipal involvement in growth and development.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
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Lochdale Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
Heritage Value
In the 1931 "Burnaby Year Book" the Lochdale neighbourhood is described as follows: "Lochdale…is situated at the intersection of the Hastings-Barnet road at the point where Sperling Avenue crosses…Situated at the intersection…there are an up to date service station and a general store, at which the Lochdale Post Office is situated. Immediately north of this is the seventy acres on which the Shell Oil Co. are to build an up-to-date refinery...On going south on Sperling Avenue can be found some lovely homes of the residents, all of which possess the most beautiful flower gardens, some of which are hobbies, and some being in the nature of a business. Others are engaged in chicken farming...while others find employment at the Barnet Mill about two miles east on the Hastings-Barnet Road."
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
510 Duncan Avenue
Associated Dates
1953
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
510 Duncan Avenue
Associated Dates
1953
Heritage Value
The building boom in Burnaby during the first few years of the 1950s resulted in many new subdivisions being created in previously unoccupied areas of Burnaby. One such neighbourhood was the Westridge area. In 1951, the Inspector of Schools noted in a report that there were 475 new homes in Westridge with another 100 under development. As a result, enrolment pressures were particularly heavy in this area and the School Board opened the Westridge Elementary School in 1953.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 510 Duncan Avenue
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6990 Aubrey Street
Associated Dates
1953
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6990 Aubrey Street
Associated Dates
1953
Heritage Value
Lochdale Community School was opened in 1953 to help alleviate the increased enrolment at Sperling Elementary School caused by the new subdivisions under construction in this section of Burnaby. Lochdale was typical of the schools built at the period with classrooms constructed in a line, as close as possible to ground level. As needed, new classrooms were extended in a line and there were additions to Lochdale in 1962, 1964, 1966, 1971 and 1976.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6990 Aubrey Street
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7500 Barnet Highway
Associated Dates
1925
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7500 Barnet Highway
Associated Dates
1925
Heritage Value
In 1925, William Kask Sr. and his family purchased land along the Barnet Road and built what became known as Kask's Camp, where cabins were rented out to families working at the Barnet Mill. The family - William Kask Jr., Dave and Jack - went on to expand their business into a lumber and concrete supply company and in 1936, the company was named the Kask Brothers Building Supply Company. A lumber office was established on Curtis Street and the concrete plant was built at the former site of the cabin camp. To a large degree, the camp catered to Immigrants from Nordic countries who were active in the lumber trade. Many Finns felt at home in the camp, as the Kasks spoke Finnish and there were steam baths available.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Highway
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Sperling-Broadway Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
Heritage Value
By the 1970s, the Sperling-Broadway Neighbourhood was characterised as one of the Municipality's fastest growing residential areas. In 1980, it was estimated that slightly less than half of the homes were single-family residences, while the remaining development was taking the form of townhouse and high-rise apartments. The emphasis shifted back to single family housing during the construction of planned subdivisions such as the Camrose subdivision in the 1980s and the area remains primarily residential in nature. The neighbourhood is well-served by park facilities and is also home to the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
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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
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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
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Lochdale 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
"Picturesquely situated on the south-westerly slope of the highest hill on the Burrard Peninsula is a district that in many ways resembles the early pioneer settlements…its centre is at the intersection of east Hastings Street and Sperling Avenue. Only a few years ago a dense forest covered this area and the settlers were few and some distance apart. After the war working men began to enter the Lochdale woods in quest of cheap home-sites. Today there are more than 400 residents in the district who combine to make a happy contented industrious community living on the edge of a big city yet enjoying the life offered by the country...The Community Hall is the centre of all social activities. Dances, concerts and other forms of entertainment are all there...Curtis Street runs from Sperling Avenue up to the hill, locally known as Hastings Grove. From the top on a clear day there is a view for miles around." ~ From the Sunday Province, March 8, 1925.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
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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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Lochdale Community Hall

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
490 Sperling Avenue
Description
The Lochdale Community Hall is a one-storey wood-frame building located on Sperling Avenue, near its intersection with Hastings Street, in the centre of the Lochdale district in North Burnaby. Built in stages, its current configuration has an L-shaped plan, with three different roof structures.
Associated Dates
1925
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
490 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1925
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 9807
Enactment Date
23/11/1992
Description
The Lochdale Community Hall is a one-storey wood-frame building located on Sperling Avenue, near its intersection with Hastings Street, in the centre of the Lochdale district in North Burnaby. Built in stages, its current configuration has an L-shaped plan, with three different roof structures.
Heritage Value
The heritage value of the Lochdale Community Hall is as Burnaby’s last remaining early community hall building. It was constructed with volunteer labour and donated materials in 1925 through the efforts of the Lochdale Social Club. The Hall is a valuable reminder of the way in which early communities banded together for mutual support at a time when transportation was more difficult and local communities were more isolated than today. This residents’ association has used this building to support the community through public political meetings, theatre, dinners and dances, creating strong community ties in North Burnaby. The Hall was also used briefly for the services of St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican parish until their church was completed in 1929, demonstrating a spirit of community cooperation at a time when local institutions were being established in the area.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Lochdale Community Hall include its: - central location in the Lochdale community - modest vernacular architecture and massing - stepped-pitch gable roof of the main hall - shallow-pitched gable roof of the entrance porch - Craftsman style eave brackets - central front entry - interior features such as the main open hall with an elevated stage
Locality
Lochdale
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Organization
Lochdale Social Club
Function
Primary Current--Recreation Centre
Primary Historic--Recreation Centre
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 012-091-901 Legal Description: Lot 11 Except: East five feet , Block 6, District Lot 206, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 1323
Boundaries
The Lochdale Community Hall is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 490 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
1,260.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Public (local)
Other Collection
St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Fonds, Anglican Diocese of New Westminster Archives.
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 490 Sperling Avenue
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