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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
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