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Vancouver Heights 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
Vancouver Heights remained an important residential and commercial centre in Burnaby throughout the 1925-1954 period. The area had its own Board of Trade and the North Burnaby Library was created to serve the residents. In 1949, the Hastings streetcars stopped running, but the area retained its reputation as one of the best shopping districts in the city.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Heritage Value
According to Tsleil'wautuh Chief Len George, as many as 10,000 band members once lived along both sides of the Burrard Inlet, but disease took its toll in the 1400s and Europeans brought smallpox in the 1800s. In 1792, Captain George Vancouver charted this inlet of the Pacific Ocean.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Capitol Hill Area
Westridge Area
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Mary McNeil Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
310 MacDonald Avenue
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1930
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
310 MacDonald Avenue
Associated Dates
1930
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
Built for Mary McNeil, this house is a well-preserved example of an interwar Period Revival cottage, combining eclectic elements such as curved entrance porch buttresses, rolled roof edges, round-arched windows, smooth stucco cladding and imitation voussoirs. The house retains its original window sash with leaded glass panes.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - MacDonald Avenue
Street View URL
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Vancouver Heights United Church

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
271 Ingleton Avenue
Description
Church building.
Associated Dates
1926
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
271 Ingleton Avenue
Associated Dates
1926
Description
Church building.
Heritage Value
This building was originally built in 1926 as the Vancouver Heights United Church; a Sunday School was added in 1931, which conformed to the church building’s Romanesque influenced style. This unique Burnaby building has retained its remarkable three-storey tower with buttresses and stepped parapet. It now houses the New Apostolic Church.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
1133.42
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 271 Ingleton Avenue
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Hastings Barnet Road

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1903
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1903
Heritage Value
Prior to 1900, Hastings Street in Vancouver (named after Rear Admiral George Fowler Hastings, commander of Her Majesty's Pacific Coast Squadron) only extended eastward as far as Renfrew Street. By 1903, however, with operations at the Barnet Mill expanding, a direct route into Vancouver was deemed necessary and the Provincial Government ordered that Hastings be extended to connect with the rough trail known as the Barnet Road.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Agnes & Elizabeth Michie Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3894 Yale Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1935
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3894 Yale Street
Associated Dates
c.1935
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This interwar bungalow is beautifully preserved and retains many original features. Symmetrical in design, with two steeply-pitched front gables that flank a central arched gable over the front entrance, it also retains its narrow arched windows and projecting purlins in the front gables. Narrow sidelights flank the front door. The matching front elevation windows are typical of the period, with double-hung sash flanking a plate glass “picture window” with a curved transom; the upper panes are cross-leaded. This house was built by Agnes Michie and Elizabeth D. Michie.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Yale Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3736 Hastings Street
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1935
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3736 Hastings Street
Associated Dates
1935
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
This one-storey commercial block retains its original division into three retail units. An eclectic Spanish Colonial Revival character is imparted by the use of visor roofs, covered in metal pantiles, that extend over the recessed entries. The stepped parapets are more reminiscent of the Art Deco style. Each of the three retail spaces retains their plate glass display windows. This commercial block was owned in 1939 by Mary J. Bishop of Vancouver.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3736 Hastings Street
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John & Roseanna Clark House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark567
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4115 Dundas Street
Description
Residential building.
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
4115 Dundas Street
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 12640
Enactment Date
22/06/2009
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
While simple in form, this sophisticated Edwardian-era house is finely detailed and maintains a high degree of its original integrity. The symmetrical home’s most distinct characteristic is its full width inset verandah with octagonal columns supporting second floor projection. This was the home of John William Clark (1886-1947), an English-born carpenter who retired in 1926, and his wife Roseanna Clark (1860-1933).
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Person
- John William Clark - Roseanna Clark
Community
Burnaby
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4115 Dundas Street
Street View URL
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Colonial Finance Company House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3890 Cambridge 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
3890 Cambridge Street
Associated Dates
c.1912
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
3890 Cambridge Street and 3896 Cambridge Street are nearly identical twins. These modestly-sized pattern book residences each feature a side gabled roof with a central dormer and a central entrance, as well as interesting Craftsman-style detailing such as the bracketed verandah columns, triangular eave brackets and exposed rafter tails. Though the original exterior siding has been covered by a later stucco cladding, the house maintains its original double-hung windows with elaborate multi-paned upper sashes. Built as a revenue property, it was owned by the Colonial Finance Company in 1915.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cambridge Street
Street View URL
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Colonial Finance Company House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark569
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3896 Cambridge 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
3896 Cambridge Street
Associated Dates
c.1912
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
3890 Cambridge Street and 3896 Cambridge Street are nearly identical twins. These modestly-sized pattern book residences each feature a side gabled roof with a central dormer and a central entrance, and an open front verandah. Both houses have later coverings over their original siding; 3890 Cambridge was stuccoed, and this house received more recent vinyl siding, indicating the periodic pressure on homeowners to “upgrade” through the use of new, applied products. Built as a revenue property by the Colonial Finance Company, this house was owned by David Caldwell, the manager of the Caldwell & Carson real estate company in 1915.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cambridge Street
Street View URL
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David Graybill Residence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark571
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3757 Eton Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1913
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3757 Eton Street
Associated Dates
1913
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
Built by David Graybill in 1913, this house is a unique example of a two-storey Arts and Crafts house. The visor roofs, which shield the upper storey windows, and the second storey balcony, which was incorporated into the ground floor verandah roof, add to the house’s character and remain its most notable decorative features. Other defining features are the wide, overhanging eaves with triangular eave brackets. Though the wooden siding has been covered with asbestos shingles–an easily-reversible alteration–the house remains in highly original condition.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Eton Street
Street View URL
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François & Cezarie Comeau Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
306 Esmond Avenue
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1925
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
306 Esmond Avenue
Associated Dates
c.1925
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This home was built for Francois Xavier “Frank” Comeau (1863-1943), a blacksmith who moved from Quebec to Vancouver in about 1890, and his wife Cezarie Marie (née Fortin, 1860-1950), also from Quebec, whom he married in 1903. Featuring a front gabled roof with decorative triangular eave brackets, this comfortable Craftsman bungalow displays other characteristics typical of the style such as lapped siding at the foundation, a shingle-clad main floor, casement windows and stained glass transoms on the front elevation. The most notable feature of the plan is the inset verandah with subtle segmental-arched openings and tapered square columns.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Esmond Avenue
Street View URL
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Frank Walsh Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
270 Boundary Road
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1948
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
270 Boundary Road
Associated Dates
1948
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This Streamline Moderne house is a rare example of this style in Burnaby and remains in excellent condition. Reflecting the influence of technology, industrial design and aerodynamic styling, the house has smooth rounded surfaces, rounded corners, a flat roof and prominent projecting eaves. It was built for prominent North Burnaby businessman Frank Wallace Walsh (1907-1963), who was a mechanic, and his wife Rena.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 270 Boundary Road
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George & Rose Nuttall Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3756 McGill Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1921
Other Names
HILLCREST
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
HILLCREST
Civic Address
3756 McGill Street
Associated Dates
1921
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This house was built for local plumber contractor George Nuttall (1883-1970) and his wife Rose Ann Nuttall (née Clagg, 1881-1955). George continued to live in the house after Rose’s death, until his own death in 1970. Although typical of the Craftsman style and form with its side-gabled roof, triangular eave brackets and front gabled dormer, this house has a number of special details, such as its beautiful art glass transom windows. The front verandah supports are massive stucco columns that contain stained glass lanterns with the house name, Hillcrest, and address.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - McGill Street
Street View URL
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Isak & Lilly Gronning Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3766 Eton Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1938
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3766 Eton Street
Associated Dates
c.1938
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This house was built for Isac Hartvig Peterson “Harry” Gronning (1880-1955), a Norwegian-born butcher, and his wife Lilly Geneva (née Hatton, 1889-1978). The Gronnings married in Vancouver in 1913, and lived in this home until at least Harry’s death in 1955. Designed to simulate a Norman-style cottage, the most distinctive feature of this eclectic bungalow is its round entry tower with a conical roof. Other distinctive features include its rolled roof edges that simulate a thatched roof, and its rounded arch windows surrounded with imitation voussoirs. It retains its original wooden-sash windows with leaded panes.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Eton Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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J.S. & Mina Reid Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3851 Frances Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1913
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3851 Frances Street
Associated Dates
c.1913
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
The gable-on-hipped roofline is this house’s most unique feature. The home is a typical plan of the Foursquare type with the addition of an inset second-storey verandah. The full open front verandah has square columns and closed balustrades. A coloured glass transom was used above the living room window assembly. By 1915, the house was owned by J.S. and Mina Reid (1874-1969).
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
377.10
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Frances Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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James & Catherine Newton Residence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark602
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3724 Yale Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1930
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3724 Yale Street
Associated Dates
1930
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
Typical of the Craftsman style, this bungalow has retained its original side jerkin-headed roof, jerkin-headed dormer, twin-course shingle siding and tapered columns on the open front verandah. The panelled and glazed front door, and the multi-paned windows are original. It was built for James Newton (1887-1954), an inspector for the Workman’s Compensation Board, for $3,500 in 1930. James and his wife, Catherine (née McKechnie), lived here until his death in 1954.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Yale Street
Street View URL
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James & Harriet Atkey Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
20 MacDonald Avenue North
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1913
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
20 MacDonald Avenue North
Associated Dates
1913
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This Arts and Crafts residence has retained many of its original features, such as its full open front verandah with twinned square columns, shingle siding, and triangular eave brackets. Typical of the era, the front door has glazed insets and the living room window assembly has opening casements and transoms above. The second floor sleeping porch has retained its original arched openings. It has been restored and is in very good condition. It was built by C.A. Curseaden of Kerrisdale and sold to James William Atkey (1868-1956), a general store merchant, and his wife Harriet Ellen (née Bugg, 1868-1944) in 1915.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
371.61
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - MacDonald Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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John & Jessie MacLean Residence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark608
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3827 Pandora Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1926
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3827 Pandora Street
Associated Dates
c.1926
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This cottage illustrates the traditionalism of the interwar years, when domestic ideals were expressed through modest homes displaying period revival influences. Reflecting the influence of the British Arts and Crafts movement, it features a symmetrical plan, a side jerkin-headed roof, a gabled front dormer and twin-coursed shingle siding, and retains its original wooden-sash windows with unusual multi-paned upper sash. It was built for John R. and Jessie MacLean. The house was recently restored by the owners.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Pandora Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Johnson & Berg House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark611
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4247 Eton Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1913
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4247 Eton Street
Associated Dates
1913
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This Edwardian-era bungalow displays an impressive mix of details added to a modest suburban form. A hipped roof was rarely used in conjunction with the Craftsman style. Here, the tapered verandah piers, attic balcony columns and gable screen reference the Craftsman style, while the overall symmetrical form and roofline are more typical Edwardian features. It appears to have been built as a revenue property by business partners and local builders, Herman Johnson and Ole Berg in 1913 and rented by them as late as 1939.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
374.03
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Eton Street
Street View URL
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Joseph & Anne Gartlan Residence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark612
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4111 Oxford Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1913
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4111 Oxford Street
Associated Dates
c.1913
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This house was owned by Joseph Paul Gartlan (1877-1967), a steam shovel engineer for the B.C. Electric Company from 1906 to 1943, and his wife, Annie Claudia Gartlan (née Wood, 1891-1933). Joseph was a long-time resident of the house, remaining until his death in 1967. Typical of the Edwardian era, this bungalow has a side gabled roof with a large front gable over the balcony, an open front verandah with square tapered columns, and a mix of narrow lapped wooden siding, square shingles and diamond shingles in the gable peak.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
374.03
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Oxford Street
Street View URL
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Mary Sutcliffe Residence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark621
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
650 Boundary Road North
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1930
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
650 Boundary Road North
Associated Dates
c.1930
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
Built at a time when historical styles were favoured for domestic construction, this charming cottage residence was built for Mary Seymour Sutcliffe (1870-1959), the wife of retired painter Arthur Sutcliffe (1863-1932). It was inspired by the British Arts and Crafts movement, as displayed in the half-timbering, rounded door hood and the picturesque, jerkin-headed roof with exposed purlins. While this house has a Boundary Road address, the house faces north instead of west, facing an elevated and extraordinary view of Burrard Inlet.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road North
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Peter & Alma Newstrom Residence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark631
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3865 Oxford Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1915
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3865 Oxford Street
Associated Dates
c.1915
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This bungalow was built and owned by Peter John Newstrom (1861-1947), who later worked as a bricklayer, and his wife Alma Mary (1865-1935). The Newstroms arrived in Canada from Sweden about 1912 and were long-term residents of this home; Peter lived in the house after the death of his wife, until his own death in 1947. Typical of the Craftsman style, the house has a side gabled roof with large front gabled dormer, scroll-cut bargeboards, open front verandah and granite rubble-stone foundation and tapered piers. It retains its original glazed front door assembly.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Oxford Street
Street View URL
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Rosser Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark636
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4375 Pandora Street
Description
School building.
Associated Dates
1923
Other Names
NORTH BURNABY HIGH SCHOOL
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
NORTH BURNABY HIGH SCHOOL
Civic Address
4375 Pandora Street
Associated Dates
1923
Description
School building.
Heritage Value
Originally built as North Burnaby High School, this eight-room school became Rosser Avenue School in 1945. It has been altered with replacement windows, the application of stucco over the original siding and an addition, but has retained its historical form, including a hipped roof with half-timbered gables and a domed roof ventilator. The Rosser Elementary School was designed by the architectural firm of Bowman & Cullerne, who specialized in school design. The firm’s projects include Seaforth School (1922, now relocated to Burnaby Village Museum), Windsor Street School (1923), and Nelson Avenue School (1927).
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Architect
Bowman and Cullerne
Area
10579.94
Contributing Resource
Building
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4375 Pandora Street
Street View URL
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Terence & Mary Bodkin Residence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark643
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
124 Ingleton Avenue
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1930
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
124 Ingleton Avenue
Associated Dates
1930
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This British Arts and Crafts residence was built for B.C. Coast Steamship Service seaman Terence William Bodkin (1876-1945) and his wife, Mary Margaret Bodkin (née Horie, 1882-1958), who had married in 1913. Mary, a violin teacher, was born in London and Terrance was from Ireland. The house has retained many of its original features such as its side gabled jerkin-headed roof, half timbering and triple assembly windows, with multi-paned upper sash.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Ingleton Avenue
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3722 Hastings Street
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1912
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3722 Hastings Street
Associated Dates
1912
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
One of the prominent buildings along Vancouver Height’s early commercial strip, this block has continuously served its original commercial/retail use, with apartments on the second floor. Alterations over the years have included a coat of stucco over the original lapped wooden siding, and the alteration of the roofline cornice. Notably, the building has retained its distinctive second storey bay windows and three ground floor commercial spaces with recessed entrances. It was financed and built by Arthur Wall, a director of Hill, Wall & Company Ltd. Real Estate, which was based in the Pacific Block in Vancouver.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Area
473.81
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3722 Hastings Street
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Standard Oil Company / Chevron

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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
355 North Willingdon Avenue
Associated Dates
1935
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
355 North Willingdon Avenue
Associated Dates
1935
Heritage Value
In 1935 the announcement that the California-based Standard Oil Company was going to build a huge "million dollar" refinery in Burnaby was greeted with cheers by residents who were eager for employment and good news during the Great Depression. The refinery, named Stanovan (aka: Standard Oil - Vancouver) was officially opened in 1936 with the ability to produce 2000 barrels per day. During World War Two, the capacity of the refinery doubled to assist in the war effort. In 1976, the company's name was changed to Chevron Canada Limited.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 355 N. Willingdon Avenue
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
North Gilmore
Associated Dates
1912-1957
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
North Gilmore
Associated Dates
1912-1957
Heritage Value
North Burnaby's waterfront was the location of a unique squatter's community known as Crabtown. Although its origins are obscure, it is believed that the first shacks were built before 1912. When the depression of 1913-1917 began, the shacks became permanent homes for impoverished workers. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the community grew larger. Crabtown was not a slum, but a neighbourhood - the community even rallied together to build a water supply system and trails up the steep bluff with steps and banisters so children could go to school safely. In 1957, the National Harbours Board decided that Crabtown was encroaching on Federal property and evicted all 130 residents. Within a few months, residents were relocated and 114 homes were levelled.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Vancouver Heights Neighbourhood

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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905-1924
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905-1924
Heritage Value
On December 13, 1912, The British Columbian Weekly described the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood as follows: "The northern portion of the municipality in the vicinity of Boundary Road has during the past three years made tremendous strides towards settlement. At that time Mr. James Herd and Mr. Peters were the only residents of the district...Soon, however, the timber was removed, streets laid out and other conveniences such as water, light and transportation provided... The school population of the district has increased so rapidly that the school has been enlarged twice this year and is at the present time inadequate. About 200 children are attending now. There are three churches in the district and one mission...At present time there are two large blocks containing six stores..."
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood

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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
Heritage Value
Up until the 1970s, this neighbourhood was known as Vancouver Heights. When a new park was created during that decade and named "Burnaby Heights Park," the name was gradually adopted by newcomers to the area. Today, you will hear residents refer to their neighbourhood as Burnaby Heights, Vancouver Heights, or just "The Heights." Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the commercial district in this neighbourhood continued to grow and a Retail Merchants Association was formed which later became known as the Heights Merchants Association. The neighbourhood still retains a residential neighbourhood characteristic with an increasing number of apartment buildings and multi-family units being built over the past 20 years.
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
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Angus & Mabel MacDonald Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3815 Dundas Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1913
Other Names
The Pillars
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
The Pillars
Civic Address
3815 Dundas Street
Associated Dates
1913
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
With its two monumental, double height columns terminating in elaborate Ionic capitals, this Neoclassical Revival style house is aptly named The Pillars. Other Neoclassical embellishments include a Palladian pediment window, pilasters with Ionic capitals applied to the front corners of the house and lathe-turned porch columns. Though it has been re-clad with a later covering of asbestos shingles over the original siding, it otherwise retains a high degree of exterior integrity with most of its double-hung windows and decorative elements still in place. This home was constructed for Angus John MacDonald (née Cummins, 1878-1955), Vice-President of A. Linton & Company Ltd., and his wife Mabel Jessie MacDonald (1884-1971). Linton & Company was a shipbuilding firm; MacDonald retired in 1942 after thirty years in the industry. A photograph of this grand house was often featured in the promotional material for the Vancouver Heights subdivision by realtors and titled “A typical Vancouver Heights home.”
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Dundas Street
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Dr. James Farish House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3774 Cambridge Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1912
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3774 Cambridge Street
Associated Dates
1912
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This house was constructed as an investment rental property by Nova Scotia-born Dr. James Collins Farish (1866-1952). Farish was a Vancouver physician and surgeon and an eye, ear, nose & throat specialist; he retired in 1941 after fifty years of practice. In 1903, he married his first wife, Annie Gower Revely (died 1922). His second wife, Ella Jean Morrison (1887-1953) was originally from Winslow, Quebec. With its hipped roof and gabled projections, this house displays the typical elements of the Edwardian era domestic architecture. Features such as exposed rafter tails, paired square porch columns and bracketed bay windows display the emerging influence of the Arts and Crafts style. The ground floor windows are excellent examples of the multiple assemblies of casement, fixed and transom windows favoured during the era. A recent restoration project has extensively altered the original appearance and character of this impressive home.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cambridge Street
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Harrison & Beatrice Morrison Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3738 Dundas Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1911
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3738 Dundas Street
Associated Dates
1911
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
In 1911, the Vancouver Daily Province reported that “Mr. Harrison D. Morrison is building a twelve-room house of two stories and an attic, with stone basement, on Dundas Street, at a cost of about $4,500.” Harrison Donald Morrison (1864-1944) was a life-long contractor who lived in Burnaby with his wife Beatrice Amanda (née Smith, 1875-1954), until his death in 1944. This Edwardian-era house displays many holdover elements of the Queen Anne Revival style, particularly the elaboration of wall surfaces. In this example, the use of bay and cutaway bay windows, and integral first and second storey verandahs–now removed or altered–add visual interest. The distinct dual pitch of the roof is also a transitional characteristic, used in the late days of the Queen Anne Revival style. A later coat of stucco now covers the original ground floor siding.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3738 Dundas Street
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J.R. & Frances Dawson Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3746 Cambridge Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
c.1912
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3746 Cambridge Street
Associated Dates
c.1912
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This beautifully-detailed house displays a highly sophisticated mix of fashionable Arts and Crafts elements. The asymmetrical design has stacked inset verandahs on one side, with the ground floor verandah wrapping around the side of the house. The second floor verandah has an arched opening, supported by short versions of the ground floor columns and accessed by French doors with geometric patterned, multi-paned glazing. A semi-circular lunette window lights the attic, and banked windows with leaded transoms are used on the front façade. Decorative details include triangular eave brackets and square verandah columns with distinctive bracketted capitals. The house has survived in original condition except for a later asbestos siding that was applied over the original shingle siding, and the enclosure of the side verandah. The home was owned by J.R. Dawson and Frances Abigail Dawson (née Thompson, 1853-1938) from 1915 until Frances’ death in 1938.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cambridge Street
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Kitchener Elementary School

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
1351 Gilmore Avenue
Description
School building.
Associated Dates
1925
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
1351 Gilmore Avenue
Associated Dates
1925
Description
School building.
Heritage Value
This landmark school was designed by the architectural firm of Bowman & Cullerne, specialists in the design of educational facilities. After Harold Cullerne (1890-1976) returned from service during the First World War, he joined J.H. Bowman (1864-1943) in a partnership that lasted from 1919 to 1934. The firm’s projects include the Seaforth School (1922, now relocated to Burnaby Village Museum), Burnaby North High School (1923), and the Nelson Avenue School (1927). This was originally designed as a two-storey, four-room building in 1925, with two-storey four-room wings added two years later. The building has been altered with the addition of stucco cladding over the original siding and replacement windows, but has retained its original form and massing, as well as its domed roof ventilator.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Architect
Bowman & Cullerne
Area
20478.11
Contributing Resource
Building
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 1351 Gilmore Avenue
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Lewis & Millicent Physick Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
420 Boundary Road
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1939
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
420 Boundary Road
Associated Dates
1939
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This modest residence was built for Lewis Baker Physick (1905-1971), a freight dispatcher for B.C. Motor Transport Company who later worked for B.C. Hydro, and Millicent Physick (née Edwards, 1894-1971), a hairdresser, who lived here until their respective deaths. Situated on a terraced lot with stone-clad retaining walls, this home was influenced by the British Arts and Crafts style, which remained popular throughout the 1930s. Such stylistic influence can be seen in the second floor overhang, which is supported by false beams, leaded casement windows and steeply pitched roof and front gable. The roofline is enhanced by a jerkin-headed roof on the front gable. Apart from the addition of a later south elevation extension, the house remains in excellent original condition. Located on an elevated site, this residence has an unobstructed view of downtown Vancouver and Burrard Inlet.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
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Lucy Turner Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
324 Boundary Road North
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1930
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
324 Boundary Road North
Associated Dates
1930
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This house was built for Lucy Lillian Turner (1881-1959), the daughter of Captain Andrew Jackson Cates of North Vancouver. Lucy Turner was the widow of Robert Ketchson Turner (1871-1918), who was a purser for her father’s Terminal Steam Navigation Company. They were married in 1913; Robert died during the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic and was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. Located on an elevated site, this residence boasts an unobstructed view of downtown Vancouver and Burrard Inlet and is situated amidst a context of homes of a similar age and scale. Demonstrating the late influence of the Craftsman style, this one and one-half storey house has triangular eave brackets and exposed rafter tails and purlins. A central wall dormer projects over the central front entry. Though the integrity of the house has been compromised with a later coat of stucco over the original siding, it maintains its double-hung wooden windows and original form, scale and massing.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road North
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4305 Halifax Street
Description
Cemetery site.
Associated Dates
1924
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4305 Halifax Street
Associated Dates
1924
Description
Cemetery site.
Heritage Value
Tucked into a sloping site in a zone that is now transitional between light industrial and residential uses, the Masonic Cemetery is a beautifully landscaped oasis. Two outstanding features of this cemetery are the Woodward mausoleum, constructed in 1924, and the 1930s entrance gates. These substantial gates are constructed of random-coursed granite, and mark the cemetery’s main entrance off Douglas Road. An elaborate granite mausoleum, built for the prominent Woodward family, is located on axis with the main entry, at the brow of the slope. The Egyptian Revival style of the mausoleum was inspired by the opening of Tutankamun’s tomb just two years earlier, a discovery that sparked world-wide Egyptomania. The Woodward’s department store dynasty was founded by Charles Woodward (1852-1937), who visited Vancouver in 1891 and bought two lots for a store. Woodward’s drug department opened in 1895. In 1901, he took an option on a lot at the corner of Hastings and Abbott Streets and incorporated as Woodward’s Department Stores, which opened in November 1903. The family continued to run the business until 1993, when it went bankrupt and was sold to the Hudson’s Bay Company. A number of the Woodward family are interred here.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Area
60137.87
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4305 Halifax Street
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St. Nicholas Anglican Church

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3883 Triumph Street
Description
Church building.
Associated Dates
1912
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3883 Triumph Street
Associated Dates
1912
Description
Church building.
Heritage Value
This church was one of the first built in North Burnaby to serve the new community of Vancouver Heights. Designed by architect Frank Barrs and constructed by local builders, Arthur England and Mr. Scott, it reflected the English roots of the Anglican Church with its fine Arts and Crafts style. It was officially opened in an impressive ceremony by the Bishop of New Westminster and could accommodate 200 worshippers. It was named after Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors. The adjoining parish hall was completed in 1920. The church building features a gabled roof, triangular eave brackets and a semi-octagonal apse. Stucco has been applied to the exterior, but it retains its original form, scale and massing. It now houses the Burnaby Pacific Grace Church. English-born Frank Barrs (1871-1963) arrived in Vancouver in 1907 and established an office for about one year before he began working for the Vancouver Exhibition Association. He briefly established a partnership (1912-1913) with Samuel Shewbrooks (1877-1957), and was active as an architect until about 1933.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Architect
Frank A.A. Barrs
Area
1695.45
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3883 Triumph Street
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Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
140 Esmond Avenue
Description
Church building.
Associated Dates
1930
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
140 Esmond Avenue
Associated Dates
1930
Description
Church building.
Heritage Value
This church replaced the first Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church, which opened in 1911 and later became the Masonic Hall. This site was purchased in 1928, but the new church was not completed until 1930, due to the financial constraints of the Depression era. B.C. Lieutenant-Governor Bruce dedicated the church on Feb. 16, 1931. The building has retained its Classical Revival form and detailing, including its symmetrical design, columns flanking the recessed main entrance and arched windows with keystone detailing. The Vancouver Heights Presbyterian Church was designed by Australian-born architect H.H. Simmonds (1883-1954). After serving in the First World War, Simmonds resumed his local practice, and even during the Depression, his output remained prolific. In the 1920s and 30s, Simmonds was commissioned by the City of Vancouver to replace several pavilions at the Pacific National Exhibition with a consistent grouping of Art Deco buildings including the surviving Livestock Building (1929), Women and Fine Arts Building (1931) and Forum (1933).
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Architect
H.H. Simmonds
Area
566.79
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 140 Esmond Avenue
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Willingdon Heights United Church

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4304 Parker Street
Description
Church building.
Associated Dates
1951
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4304 Parker Street
Associated Dates
1951
Description
Church building.
Heritage Value
This church was built to serve a 500-home subdivision known as Willingdon Heights–Canada’s largest single veteran’s housing project created by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation and constructed by the Whitsell Construction Company in 1948. The church building was designed as a simplified Gothic Revival church with a tall front tower and Gothic pointed-arch stained glass window and entrance. This church was designed by Vancouver architects Twizell & Twizell. Both Robert Twizell (1875-1964) and younger brother George Twizell (1885-1957) articled at Newcastle, England’s Hicks & Charlewood before arriving in Vancouver in late 1907 or early 1908, with George working for Robert until they established a partnership a few years later. Their firm lasted for nearly half a century and was well known for its numerous church designs.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Architect
Twizell & Twizell
Area
1808.82
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4304 Parker Street
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Ernest & Katherine Hermon Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3870 Yale Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1911
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3870 Yale Street
Associated Dates
1911
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
Mr. Ernest Bolton Hermon, of the prominent engineering firm Hermon & Burwell, built this residence, and he and his wife, Katherine, lived here until 1935. The British Columbian described this home as “…a splendid mansion …which cost in the neighbourhood of $15,000.” Hermon was born into a Dutch family in Ontario in 1863, and moved to British Columbia in 1886. This is one of only three examples of the work of Samuel Maclure in Burnaby and is an outstanding example of his firm’s typical British Arts and Crafts style designs. Samuel Maclure (1860-1929) was known for his British Arts and Crafts style with meticulous attention paid to functional and beautiful interiors that utilized native wood combined with luxurious imported fittings. He was a leading exponent of the Art and Crafts design movement, and established a sophisticated local variation of residential architecture. Maclure’s Vancouver office, in association with his partner Cecil Croker Fox (1879-1916), received some sixty residential commissions between 1909-1915 as a result of the booming local economy and subsequent development of new residential districts. This partnership lasted until when Fox was killed overseas in active service during the First World War.The house has received some alterations, including stucco and brick being added to the lower floor, but it has retained its original form and massing including its symmetrical design, hipped roof and second floor half timbering.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Architect
Maclure & Fox
Area
1133.42
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Yale Street
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Gilmore Community School

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
50 Gilmore Avenue
Description
School building.
Associated Dates
1915
Other Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Gilmore Avenue School
Civic Address
50 Gilmore Avenue
Associated Dates
1915
Description
School building.
Heritage Value
This Classical Revival school was originally designed as a two-storey four-room brick building in 1915, with a two-storey four-room addition in 1922 and an auditorium in 1929. It was built to replace a wooden schoolhouse that had been built on the site in 1912. The original section was designed by Joseph Bowman (1864-1943), a specialist in school buildings who was the school board architect for South Vancouver and Burnaby, with the additions designed after the formation of his partnership with Harold Cullerne in 1919. One of Bowman’s first designs for Burnaby was a utilitarian two-storey school that could be built with two classrooms and later expanded to eight rooms as the district’s school population grew; five schools from this design were built in 1908, and then four others in modified versions between 1910-16, including this school. This school was named after provincial politician Hugh Gilmour, but the spelling of the name was inadvertently changed by a civic clerk. The classrooms retain their thick wood doors, cloakrooms and rounded walls. The first addition was built by the contracting firm of Patterson, Cope & Thomson. Original features include the dentilled cornice that encircles the entire building and its red brick façade. The school was the first brick school in Burnaby and is the only school of this era left in Burnaby.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Architect
Bowman & Cullerne
Area
7601.86
Contributing Resource
Building
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 50 Gilmore Avenue
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Helen 'The Swinging Girl' Neon Sign

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4142 Hastings Street
Description
Commercial building.
Associated Dates
1956
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Helen's Childrens Wear Sign
Street View URL
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Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Helen's Childrens Wear Sign
Civic Address
4142 Hastings Street
Associated Dates
1956
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 12771
Enactment Date
19/04/2010
Description
Commercial building.
Heritage Value
While the building here is of some importance as the former North Burnaby municipal office, its primary importance is its delightful neon sign that has become a North Burnaby landmark. Helen Arnold opened Helen’s Childrens Wear shop in the building next door to the old Municipal offices in 1948. In 1955, when North Burnaby moved out, she moved into the vacated building. As part of the renovations, Helen enlisted the assistance of her good friend Jimmy Wallace, owner of Vancouver’s Wallace Neon Company, to create a new sign for her expanded business. One of the company’s designers, Reeve Lehman, created the swinging neon girl that was installed in 1956. Designed in two parts, one section of the sign is cloud shaped and reads ‘Helen’s’ while the other section is a moving representation of a little girl on a swing. The sign is nine feet six inches high and nine feet wide, and the lower section is animated with an internal motor and gears. It immediately became a landmark on Hastings Street, and recently the sign’s design fame has spread far and wide as one of the best surviving examples of kinetic neon art in North America.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Willingdon Heights Area
Community
Burnaby
Name Access
Helen's Childrens Wear
Subject Access
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4142 Hastings Street
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James & Mary Herd Residence

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
510 Boundary Road North
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1910
Other Names
STRATHMORE
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
STRATHMORE
Civic Address
510 Boundary Road North
Associated Dates
1910
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
Designed for James Herd (1863-1940) and his wife, Mary Jane Barrie Herd (née Fenton, 1870-1956), this house was described “as a fine new home valued at… $7,000” by The British Columbian in 1912. Named after Mrs. Herd’s birthplace in the Strathmore Valley, Scotland, this was one of the first homes to be built in the Vancouver Heights subdivision. A full width verandah takes advantage of remarkable views of downtown Vancouver and Burrard Inlet. Though the architecture of the house has been altered by the addition of stucco cladding and the replacement of the original windows, it remains an excellent example of the Craftsman style, with the triangular eave brackets, granite clad verandah piers, square support columns and varied roofline with broad eaves that are characteristic of the style. It was the long-time residence of Joseph Wellington Kelly (1876-1962), a stationary engineer, and his wife Margaret Ann Kelly (née Allan, 1880-1968), who were married in Vancouver in 1901. Their son, Allan C. Kelly (died 2001) was an architect, who worked for the architectural firm Townley & Matheson from 1928 until the 1970s. Among many other projects undertaken for the firm, Allan Kelly was the project architect for Vancouver City Hall.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
708.39
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 510 Boundary Road North
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Horne-Payne Receiving Station

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3700 Second Avenue
Description
Industrial building.
Associated Dates
1913
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3700 Second Avenue
Associated Dates
1913
Description
Industrial building.
Heritage Value
Constructed as an electrical grid substation by the B.C. Electric Railway Company, the Horne-Payne substation was part of the expansion of this utility company to central Burnaby that occurred as a result of the opening of the Burnaby Lake Interurban line in 1911. The Receiving Station is intended to rearrange the company’s system of distributing power over the whole of the Burrard Peninsula. Power will come to the transformers there and be converted and distributed to the various substations in Vancouver, New Westminster and the suburbs...Work has already been started at the foundation for the new plant. (Vancouver Daily Province, April 29, 1913) When constructed the substation was situated within a forest clearing in a largely undeveloped section of northwest Burnaby. The area now surrounding the substation is heavily developed for semi-industrial purposes. This steel-frame and poured concrete structure was designed to be utilitarian, but with decorative detailing. The south-facing front of the structure features massed corners detailed with decorative relief panels at the roofline. Additionally, this well-balanced building displayed symmetrical fenestration with blind, and tall multi-paned steel-sash windows, some crowned with keystones. A tower added to the east side of the building’s front is the most substantial change made to the appearance of the Horne-Payne substation. This industrial structure was designed by prominent British Columbian architect, Robert Lyon (1879-1963). Born in Edinburgh, Lyon apprenticed and worked as an architect in Scotland until 1908 before moving to New York in 1909. In 1911, he began his career in Vancouver as an “architectural engineer,” with the B.C. Electric Company that lasted until 1918. After a short tenure in the lumber industry, Lyon returned to architecture, this time with his own firm in Penticton. Active in municipal politics, he was instrumental in the incorporation of Penticton as a city, and became its first mayor from 1948-1949. Lyon retired from architecture in 1958 and died in 1963. Lyon also designed the Central Park Gate in Burnaby.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
Architect
Robert Lyon
Area
47400.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3700 2nd Avenue
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Robert & Mary B. McLennan House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3789 Yale Street
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1911
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3789 Yale Street
Associated Dates
1911
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
Robert McLennan was the vice-president of the prominent Vancouver hardware firm of McLennan, McFeely & Company, popularly known as Mc.& Mc. Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1861, Robert McLennan entered the hardware business at age fifteen. The West was an irresistible lure, and after he moved to Victoria in 1884, he took on a friend, Edward J. McFeely, as a business partner. Their business was a success and they soon opened a branch in the rapidly-developing new city of Vancouver. In 1898, Robert went to Dawson, where he opened a branch operation and served as mayor for one year in 1903. He returned to Vancouver in 1904, and as the business expanded, E.G. Prior was taken on as partner. In addition to his business pursuits, the public-spirited McLennan served on many boards and committees. In 1887, Robert returned to Nova Scotia where he married Bessie Archibald McKenzie. They had nine children, one of whom was born in Dawson. Robert died in 1927, and Bessie died in 1941. This grand residence was one of the first to be built in the Vancouver Heights subdivision, and its spectacular location retains panoramic views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore. This house was undoubtedly designed by a local architect as it is an excellent example of the British Arts and Crafts style, with a shingled exterior, half-timbered gables and prominent brick chimneys. Although the west verandah has been enclosed and the windows altered, the house has been well maintained. Although owned by the McLennans, it may have been an investment property, as they lived for many years at a Vancouver address. In 1926, the house was sold to Vancouver Medical Health Officer, F.T. Underhill.
Locality
Vancouver Heights
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Area
576.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3789 Yale Street
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H.D. Morrison House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark521
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3765 Albert Street
Description
The H.D. Morrison House is a tall, two and one-half storey plus basement wood-frame Edwardian era residence, with an eclectic combination of Arts and Crafts stylistic elements. It is now located adjacent to a large multi-family residential building in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Bu…
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Harrison D. Morrison House
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Harrison D. Morrison House
Civic Address
3765 Albert Street
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10626
Enactment Date
22/09/1997
Description
The H.D. Morrison House is a tall, two and one-half storey plus basement wood-frame Edwardian era residence, with an eclectic combination of Arts and Crafts stylistic elements. It is now located adjacent to a large multi-family residential building in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby.
Heritage Value
The H.D. Morrison House is valued for its association with the initial speculative development phase of the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood, initiated during the Edwardian era as a high-class residential subdivision. Building contractor Harrison D. Morrison built this house as a rental property in 1912, at the height of the land speculation boom prior to the First World War. Buyers in the neighbourhood were obligated by the developer, G.F. and J. Galt Limited, to build houses worth a minimum of $3,500 at a time when the average house price was $1,000. Additionally, the H.D. Morrison House is a typical example of builders' houses of the time period, distinguished by the unique stacked balconies on the front facade. It was one of the surviving landmark residences built between 1909 and 1914 during the first development boom in Vancouver Heights.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the H.D. Morrison House include its: - location on a south-facing slope in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby - residential form, scale and massing as exemplified by its symmetrical two and one-half storey plus basement height, front gabled roof and rectangular plan - vernacular Arts and Crafts style elements such as the exposed roof beams and rafter tails, decorative scalloped shingles in the front gable and decorative brackets - main floor full open front verandah on the front facade with two stacked balconies above, all detailed with square columns, scroll-cut brackets and overhanging roof eaves - bowed balustrade on main floor verandah - boxed eaves with scroll-cut brackets - recessed top floor gable treatment - cladding, including lapped wooden siding at the main floor and cedar shingles on the second floor and in the gable ends, with decorative diamond-cut shingles in the front gable end - front entry door with incised design, dentil detail and rectangular glass inset, with glassed sidelights - irregular fenestration: double-hung 1-over-1 wooden-sash windows; and three part casement window on main floor front facade, with diamond-shaped leaded lights in double transom above - corbelled red brick internal chimney
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Person
Harrison D. Morrison
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Multiple Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
003-318-371
Boundaries
The H.D. Morrison House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 3765 Albert Street, Burnaby.
Area
2263
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3765 Albert Street
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Angus & Margaret MacDonald House

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/landmark495
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3814 Oxford Street
Description
Set on a large corner lot at North Esmond Avenue and Oxford Street, the Angus & Margaret MacDonald House is a prominent, two and one-half storey Queen Anne Revival-style residence. The high hipped roof has open projecting gables. The house is a landmark within the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of…
Associated Dates
1909
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Street View URL
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3814 Oxford Street
Associated Dates
1909
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 12174
Enactment Date
11/12/2006
Description
Set on a large corner lot at North Esmond Avenue and Oxford Street, the Angus & Margaret MacDonald House is a prominent, two and one-half storey Queen Anne Revival-style residence. The high hipped roof has open projecting gables. The house is a landmark within the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, on a high point of land overlooking Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains.
Heritage Value
The MacDonald House is valued as one of Burnaby’s most elaborate examples of the Queen Anne Revival style. The house retains many of its original features, including a prominent front corner turret wrapped by a clamshell verandah. The eclectic and transitional nature of Edwardian-era architecture is demonstrated by the late persistence of these Queen Anne Revival details, combined with the use of newly-popular classical revival elements such as Ionic columns. The interior retains a number of original architectural elements, and the early garage at the rear originally housed Angus MacDonald’s Cadillac, one of the first known automobiles owned by a Burnaby resident. Constructed in 1909, this house was built for Angus MacDonald (1857-1943) and his wife, Margaret Isabella Thompson MacDonald (1862-1939). Angus MacDonald, an electrical contractor, relocated from Nova Scotia to Vancouver in 1891 and served on Vancouver Council from 1904-08. The MacDonald family moved to Burnaby upon his retirement from the B.C. Electric Railway Company, and he then served the North Burnaby Ward as a councillor from 1911-1916 and again in 1921. MacDonald Street in Burnaby was named in his honour. The MacDonald House has additional significance as one of the surviving landmark residences, built between 1909 and 1914, during the first development of Vancouver Heights. In 1909, C.J. Peter and his employer, G.F. and J. Galt Limited, initiated the development of this North Burnaby neighbourhood, promoting it as one of the most picturesque districts in the region and an alternative to the CPR’s prestigious Shaughnessy Heights development in Vancouver. Buyers were obligated to build houses worth $3,500 at a time when the average house price was $1,000. Reputed to be the second house built in the subdivision, this house cost $7,000 to build.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the MacDonald House include its: - prominent corner location in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood, with views to Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains - residential form, scale and massing as exemplified by its two and one-half storey height, full basement, compound plan, and high hipped roof with gabled projections at the front and side - wood-frame construction including wooden lapped siding, trim and mouldings - rubble-stone granite foundation - Queen Anne Revival details such as scroll-cut modillions, octagonal corner turret, wraparound, clamshell verandah with classical columns, and projecting square and semi-octagonal bays - external red-brick chimney with corbelled top - original windows including double-hung, 1-over-1 wooden sash windows in single and double assembly, and arched-top casement windows in the gable peaks - original interior features such as the main staircase, a panelled dining room with a fireplace and built-in cabinets, a living room with a parquet floor, and a rear den with an oak mantle and tiled hearth - associated early wood-frame garage at the rear of the property - landscape features such as mature coniferous and deciduous trees surrounding the property
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Person
Macdonald, Angus
C.J. Peter
Margaret Isabella Thompson MacDonald
Organization
British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Vancouver Heights
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D.011-999-462
Boundaries
The MacDonald House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 3814 Oxford Street, Burnaby.
Area
566.71
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Documentation
City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, Heritage Site Files
Name Access
Macdonald, Angus
British Columbia Mills Timber and Trading Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3814 Oxford Street
Burnaby - 3804 Oxford Street
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
3755 McGill Street
Description
Overlynn Mansion is a two and one-half storey British Arts and Crafts mansion, with an exterior composed of a massive native granite rubble-stone base surmounted by distinctive half-timbering, a hip hipped roof, a rare surviving intact interior, and elaborate landscape features including stone wall…
Associated Dates
1909
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Charles J. Peter Mansion
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Charles J. Peter Mansion
Civic Address
3755 McGill Street
Associated Dates
1909
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10211
Enactment Date
18/09/1995
Description
Overlynn Mansion is a two and one-half storey British Arts and Crafts mansion, with an exterior composed of a massive native granite rubble-stone base surmounted by distinctive half-timbering, a hip hipped roof, a rare surviving intact interior, and elaborate landscape features including stone walls and planted terraces. It is situated in the residential neighbourhood of Vancouver Heights, on a high point of land overlooking Burrard Inlet to the west and the mouth of Lynn Creek to the east. This prominent residence is now part of a large senior citizens development known as Seton Villa.
Heritage Value
Overlynn Mansion is valued as a superb example of the work of the noted architectural firm of Maclure and Fox. The architecture of Samuel Maclure (1860-1929) was synonymous with high quality residential design for prominent citizens in both Vancouver and Victoria. Maclure was known for his British Arts and Crafts style with meticulous attention paid to functional and beautiful interiors that utilized native wood combined with luxurious imported fittings. He was a leading exponent of the Art and Crafts design movement in B.C., and established a sophisticated local variation of residential architecture. Maclure’s Vancouver office, in association with his partner Cecil Croker Fox (1879-1916), received some sixty residential commissions between 1909-1915 as a result of the booming local economy and subsequent development of new residential districts. Maclure’s practice in Victoria was equally prolific at the time. Overlynn Mansion is valued as one of Burnaby’s oldest upper-class estates and for its association with the development of Vancouver Heights. In 1909, C.J. Peter and his employer, G.F. and J. Galt Limited, pioneered the development of Vancouver Heights in North Burnaby, believing it to be one of the most picturesque districts in area and an alternative to the CPR’s prestigious Shaughnessy Heights development in Vancouver. Buyers were obligated to build houses worth $3,500 at a time when the average house price was $1,000. Overlynn Mansion, built in 1909 for $75,000, was one of the first houses constructed in Vancouver Heights and by far the most grandiose and impressive. Additionally, this landmark residence is significant and an intact and comprehensive representation of a grand Edwardian era estate home. The interior is notably intact, and retains many highly-refined original features, including substantive millwork of exotic woods, silver-plated and nickel-plated light fixtures, fine plasterwork, tiled fireplaces and exceptional hardware. Landscape features of Overlynn Mansion include the original layout for circulation paths, a porte-cochere, granite posts and stone walls, a sandstone and iron sundial, and mature trees and shrubbery. The house was designated by Burnaby Council in 1995 and was the first heritage building in B.C. to receive legal protection for its interior features.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of Overlynn Mansion include its: - prominent corner location on a steep sloping site in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood - views to Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains - residential form, scale and massing as exemplified by its grand two-storey plus basement height and irregular plan - British Arts and Crafts elements such as the rubble-stone granite masonry on the ground floor and foundation level, and decorative half-timbering and rough-cast stucco on the upper storey - compound hipped bell-cast roof, clad with cedar shingles, with shed dormers at the rear - subtle battering of ground floor and foundation level stonework - porte-cochere with hipped roof and battered granite piers - wood-clad projecting bay extensions - irregular fenestration: double-hung 6-over-1 wooden-sash windows; multi-pane casement wooden windows with multi-pane transoms; diamond leaded casement windows; and banks of stained glass windows - five tall rubble-stone granite block stone chimneys - interior features such as the oak, cedar and Yaka (Australian mahogany) panelled walls, oak panelling and staircase walls inlaid with ebony, ivory and brass, stenciled canvas friezes, wooden dadoes and plaster walls, encaustic floor tiles, Australian gumwood floors, oak panelled doors with art glass, oak beamed ceiling with stucco panels, cast plaster vaulted hall and living room ceilings, sterling silver light fixtures including a chandelier and scones, nickel-plated newel light, brass Art Nouveau styled ceiling light, brass stair carpet poles and locks, built-in bookcases and buffet, fireplace with encaustic tiles and fire dogs, imported Medmenham fireplace tiles (the earliest known use outside of the United Kingdom), fireplace mantel with green tile and cast iron firebox, and inglenook fireplace with encaustic tiles and carved mantel and brass fireplace insert - landscape features such as the granite gate posts and iron entrance gate, granite posts and iron fence, granite garden wall, sandstone garden steps, sandstone and iron sundial, granite and concrete terraces adjacent to the house, configuration of pathways and sandstone steps including the front access road, mature deciduous and coniferous tree stock including a Monkey Puzzle Tree and pruned shrubbery throughout the site
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Person
Charles J. Peter
Organization
G.F. and J. Galt Limited
Architect
Samuel Maclure
Cecil Croker Fox
Function
Primary Historic--Estate
Primary Current--Multiple Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
004-943-295
Boundaries
Overlynn Mansion is a part of a single institutional lot located at 3755 McGill Street, Burnaby.
Area
7912.77
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 3755 McGill Street
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