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Charles R. Shaw House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
7725 4th Street
Description
The Charles R. Shaw House is a one and one-half storey plus basement wood-frame late Victorian era residence, located on the grounds of the Normanna Rest Home development in East Burnaby, near its original location on this site. Originally a modest vernacular Victorian structure, it has been enlarg…
Associated Dates
1891
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Charles R. & Mary Shaw House
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Charles R. & Mary Shaw House
Civic Address
7725 4th Street
Associated Dates
1891
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10739
Enactment Date
06/04/1998
Description
The Charles R. Shaw House is a one and one-half storey plus basement wood-frame late Victorian era residence, located on the grounds of the Normanna Rest Home development in East Burnaby, near its original location on this site. Originally a modest vernacular Victorian structure, it has been enlarged and embellished through later additions.
Heritage Value
The Shaw House is one of the oldest surviving houses in Burnaby, and is valued as a representation of a typical vernacular pioneer house in Burnaby, and a rare survivor from the late Victorian era. The original portion of the house displays a simplicity of form and detail consistent with early local construction, while the later additions display a more sophisticated approach. Originally built in 1891, this house is valued for its association with first owner, Charles R. Shaw (1834-1916) and Mary D. Shaw (1848-1897), one of Burnaby’s earliest settlers. Born in England, Shaw immigrated to Toronto in 1869, and relocated to New Westminster in 1889, where he worked as an employee of the Mechanic's Mill Company, an early woodworking plant. After moving to Burnaby, he was unanimously elected by acclamation as first reeve (mayor) of the new municipality in 1892. In 1894, Shaw sold his house and farm and moved his family to Kamloops due to his wife Mary's failing health. After Mary died in 1897, the Shaw family returned to Toronto. The Shaw House is additionally valued for its association with a later owner, James Brookes (1884-1953), founder of James Brookes Woodworking Ltd., a mill that was a major employer in East Burnaby. Brookes bought and renovated the house in 1917. In 1927, he built a much larger house on the property (now demolished), and the original house was moved to the corner of the property to serve as a gardener's cottage for Brookes' estate. The additions made to the house at this time employed sash and milled products produced by the Brookes plant. Although altered, this Victorian era residence remains largely intact, with Brookes’s later additions.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Shaw House include its: - modest vernacular residential form, scale and massing, as exemplified by its one and one-half storey plus basement height, front gabled roof, shed roofed verandah and asymmetrical plan - asymmetrical front entrance - cladding: horizontal wooden drop siding on the original portion of the house; cedar shingles on additions; decorative octagonal cedar shingles in the front gable; original decorated bargeboards at front, with cut-out details - later renovations to the front verandah and side addition which resulted in a partially glazed porch entrance and addition with large window assemblies - square verandah columns - irregular fenestration: double-hung wooden-sash windows in a variety of configurations such as 6-over-1 and 4-over-1 windows in the original portion of the house, 12-over-1 windows, and one 24-over-1 window in the front addition - small window at front entry - fifteen-pane French front entry door - internal red brick chimney with corbelled cap
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Person
Charles R. Shaw
Mary Shaw
James Brookes
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
003-253-848
Boundaries
The Shaw House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 7725 Fourth Street (legal address), Burnaby
Area
9199.27
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Name Access
Shaw, Charles R
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7979 12th Avenue
Burnaby - 7725 4th Street
Burnaby - 7966 13th Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892 (date of original), copied [1995]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 12.0 cm print
Item No.
126-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph (mounted and titled) of Charles R. Shaw, who served as the first Reeve of Burnaby in 1892.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892 (date of original), copied [1995]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
126-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 12.0 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph (mounted and titled) of Charles R. Shaw, who served as the first Reeve of Burnaby in 1892.
Subjects
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Shaw, Charles R "Chas"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 9 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
008-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's first Council members on the steps of Sample's Boarding House, 6850 Beresford Street, near Griffiths Avenue and Kingsway. Left to right: L.C. Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip (clerk), Charles R. Shaw (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur de Windt Haszard.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
008-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 9 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's first Council members on the steps of Sample's Boarding House, 6850 Beresford Street, near Griffiths Avenue and Kingsway. Left to right: L.C. Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip (clerk), Charles R. Shaw (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur de Windt Haszard.
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Brenchley, William
Haszard, Arthur de Windt
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
McDermott, William
Philip, Alex
Shaw, Charles R "Chas"
Woolard, John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Beresford Street
Burnaby - 6850 Beresford Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Images
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Burnaby's First Municipal Council

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 13.8 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-901
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first meeting of Burnaby Council, taken at the Sample Boarding House. Left to right: L.C. Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip (clerk), Charles R. Shaw (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur de Windt Haszard.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1892
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-901
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 13.8 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the first meeting of Burnaby Council, taken at the Sample Boarding House. Left to right: L.C. Hill, William Brenchley, Alex Philip (clerk), Charles R. Shaw (Reeve), William McDermott, John Woolard, and Arthur de Windt Haszard.
Subjects
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Occupations - City Clerks
Names
Brenchley, William
Haszard, Arthur de Windt
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
McDermott, William
Philip, Alex
Shaw, Charles R "Chas"
Woolard, John
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
Less detail
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