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Jacob & Margaret Wysong House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6325 Sperling Avenue
Description
The Jacob and Margaret Wysong House is a two and one-half storey, wood-frame Arts and Crafts house with a hipped roof and hipped dormers. Symmetrical in massing, it is distinguished by its masonry verandah columns, foundations and chimneys. It is located on a corner lot on Sperling Avenue at Stanle…
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6325 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
By-law No. 11978
Enactment Date
17/10/2005
Description
The Jacob and Margaret Wysong House is a two and one-half storey, wood-frame Arts and Crafts house with a hipped roof and hipped dormers. Symmetrical in massing, it is distinguished by its masonry verandah columns, foundations and chimneys. It is located on a corner lot on Sperling Avenue at Stanley Street in the Edmonds neighbourhood of South Burnaby.
Heritage Value
The Jacob and Margaret Wysong House is significant for illustrating the early development of the Edmonds neighbourhood, a speculative subdivision that was created and marketed during the pre-First World War real estate boom. The area’s proximity to New Westminster, coupled with extensive views and two newly developed streetcar lines, ensured that Edmonds attracted a wave of suburban development. The scale of this house is atypical of the usual suburban lots, and reflects the prominence of this location and its spectacular views. Set on a large lot, the Jacob and Margaret Wysong House is a grand estate home that is one of the earliest, and most prominent, in South Burnaby. This is also an exceptional example of Arts and Crafts architecture, displaying the use of native materials that was a hallmark of the style. The first owners were Jacob Wysong and his wife Margaret. Jacob Wysong, a local contractor, constructed the house in 1912. The stonework is exceptional, and the use of rough-cut granite and fieldstone, with overall shingle cladding, recalls the rustic vernacular common in Western park lodges, and evokes a country lifestyle in harmony with nature. The hipped roof was designed with a flat top that acted as a lookout tower that provided views of the surrounding landscape.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Jacob and Margaret Wysong House include its: - prominent corner location in the Edmonds neighbourhood of South Burnaby - residential form, scale and massing as expressed by its two and one-half storey plus raised basement height, symmetrical plan, hipped roof with flat top, hipped dormers, and hipped roof over the full open front verandah with a central front gable - masonry elements such as rough-cut granite and fieldstone foundations, verandah columns, stair cheeks, and external and internal chimneys - wooden-frame construction including original cedar shingling on dormers and facing verandah, shingling on remainder of house under later stucco cladding, and surviving original dimensional trim facing verandah and on dormers - Arts and Crafts features such as the use of natural materials, open soffits and angled roof overhang - windows including: double-hung 18-over-1 wooden sash windows; multi-paned casement windows; French doors to verandah; and front door with glazed sidelights - associated landscape features including surrounding mature trees, hedges and perimeter plantings
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Person
Jacob Wysong
Margaret Wysong
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Edmonds
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. 000-497-801
Boundaries
The Jacob and Margaret Wysong House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 6325 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
1087.62
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Documentation
City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, Heritage Site Files
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6325 Sperling Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Jacob and Margaret Wysong House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36547
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Wysong Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm print
Item No.
294-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the "Wysong House" in 3/4 view located on a corner lot on Sperling Avenue at Stanley Street. Jacob Wysong, a local contractor, constructed the house in 1912.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920]
Collection/Fonds
Wysong Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
294-001
Accession Number
BHS992-32
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the "Wysong House" in 3/4 view located on a corner lot on Sperling Avenue at Stanley Street. Jacob Wysong, a local contractor, constructed the house in 1912.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6325 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
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Heritage Designation Bylaw - Jacob and Margaret Wysong House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport1072
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
66073
Meeting Date
29-Aug-2005
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Item No.
2
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
66073
Meeting Date
29-Aug-2005
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Item No.
2
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Heritage Alteration Permit - Jacob and Margaret Wysong House, 6325 Sperling Avenue

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport49791
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
67362
Meeting Date
11-Feb-2008
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
67362
Meeting Date
11-Feb-2008
Type/Format
Council - Committee Report
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Subdivision Reference #05-14 - Heritage Revitalization Agreement "Jacob and Margaret Wysong House"

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/councilreport1196
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65948
Meeting Date
30-May-2005
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Item No.
5
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  2 Documents  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Report ID
65948
Meeting Date
30-May-2005
Type/Format
Council - Manager's Report
Item No.
5
Collection/Fonds
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Bylaw Number: 11978 - Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 3, 2005

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Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
11978
Final Adoption
2005 Oct 17
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  1 Document  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
11978
Final Adoption
2005 Oct 17
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Bylaw Number: 11935 - Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 2, 2005

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/bylaw12447
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
11935
Final Adoption
2005 Oct 17
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
  1 Document  
Repository
Office of the City Clerk
Bylaw Number
11935
Final Adoption
2005 Oct 17
Status
Bylaws - Adopted
Provenance
City Council and Office of the City Clerk fonds
Documents
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
JACOB & MARGARET WYSONG HOUSE 6325 Sperling Avenue 1912 The Wysong House was constructed and occupied in 1912 by local contractor Jacob Wysong and his wite, Margaret. It was reported in The British Coiumbian Weekiy in November, 1912: “...built well up on the large hill overlooking the
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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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