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Alfred & Ruth MacLeod Cottage

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6466 Deer Lake Drive
Description
Located atop a hill on the southern shore of picturesque Deer Lake, the Alfred and Ruth MacLeod Cottage is a one and one-half storey, wood-frame, rustic Arts and Crafts-style bungalow. The cottage is well-maintained, but has been altered through the enclosure of much of its original wraparound vera…
Associated Dates
1913
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6466 Deer Lake Drive
Associated Dates
1913
Description
Located atop a hill on the southern shore of picturesque Deer Lake, the Alfred and Ruth MacLeod Cottage is a one and one-half storey, wood-frame, rustic Arts and Crafts-style bungalow. The cottage is well-maintained, but has been altered through the enclosure of much of its original wraparound verandah. Its sits on the brow of a steep slope, with panoramic views north to Deer Lake.
Heritage Value
The Alfred and Ruth MacLeod Cottage is valued as a significant example of the early development of summer estates in Burnaby, specifically in the Deer Lake neighbourhood, that attracted residents from the burgeoning cities of New Westminster and Vancouver. Access to the area was facilitated by the construction of the Burnaby Lake Interurban tramline, which opened in June 1911. This modest, rustic cottage illustrates the desire for a simple country lifestyle and retreat into nature of those who settled on the south shore of Deer Lake. While the grand mansions on the north shore of Deer Lake are set in formally landscaped gardens, the informality of this cottage demonstrates reverence for its natural, wooded surroundings, oriented towards views of Deer Lake. The Alfred and Ruth MacLeod Cottage is important for its connection with prominent New Westminster insurance and real estate broker, Alfred W. MacLeod, and his wife, Ruth. The MacLeods had recently constructed a large city home, and built this cottage as a summer residence in 1913. In 2005, the Alfred and Ruth MacLeod Cottage was purchased by the City of Burnaby and today constitutes part of the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct, which is Burnaby's most significant collection of historic sites.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Alfred and Ruth MacLeod Cottage include its: - secluded setting on the brow of a steep hill on the southern shore of Deer Lake, with expansive views of Deer Lake to the north - residential form, scale and massing as expressed by its one and one-half storey rectangular plan, side-gabled roof, hipped roof over original verandah and two shed dormers - associated landscape features such as mature coniferous and deciduous trees surrounding the property
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
Ruth MacLeod
Alfred W. MacLeod
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D.000-708-038
Boundaries
The Alfred and Ruth MacLeod Cottage is comprised of a single residential lot located at 6466 Deer Lake Drive, Burnaby.
Area
13354.63
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Public (local)
Documentation
City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, Heritage Site Files
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6466 Deer Lake Drive
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Deer Lake Park--Heritage Resource Inventory p. 48

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1998
has been beautifully main- tained in respect for its original design by the home's creators. The nature of the homes de- sign and its location on the waters edge pre- sents an excellent opportunity for future preservation as a public space. ? ALFRED AND RUTH MACLEOD COTTAGE 6466 Deer Lake Drive
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Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct p. 93

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
hove beautiful Douglas fir panelling and an imposing granite fireplace that dominates the living room. Designated as a municipal heritage site in 1992 and restored in 1995, the house is leased as a private residence and maintained for future public use in Deer Lake Park. % Siiil ALERED & RUTH
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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
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