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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
6445 Arbroath Street
Description
'The Gables' is a one and one-half storey plus basement residence with a distinctive cross-gambrel roof. The foundations and first storey facade are constructed of granite rubble-stone with raised pointing, and the remainder of the house is clad in cedar shingles. It is now part of the Tudor Grove …
Associated Dates
1920
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
John & Christina Mackie House
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
John & Christina Mackie House
Civic Address
6445 Arbroath Street
Associated Dates
1920
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 10314
Enactment Date
15/01/1996
Description
'The Gables' is a one and one-half storey plus basement residence with a distinctive cross-gambrel roof. The foundations and first storey facade are constructed of granite rubble-stone with raised pointing, and the remainder of the house is clad in cedar shingles. It is now part of the Tudor Grove residential complex.
Heritage Value
The residence is valued as the house of John Mackie (1879-1937) and Christina Mackie (1881-1959) and is significant as the last house remaining from the original Highland Park subdivision. The area was first laid out in 1902, and then remarketed by C.L. Merritt and Company in 1911 as 'Gilley Park - the Suburb Beautiful.' Located on the B.C. Electric Railway interurban line, this was one of many middle-class commuter suburbs in Burnaby promoted during the Edwardian era. These suburbs were reflective of the City Beautiful Movement, a process of urbanization that sought to create morally, socially and aesthetically uplifting civic environments. The site is significant as a rare example of a modest residence incorporating high quality Arts and Crafts stylistic elements. Unusual for a house of this moderate scale, the foundation, first storey walls and chimney are constructed of rough-dressed granite. John Mackie was a stone mason, and it is assumed that he undertook the work himself. The cross gambrel roof is an unusual feature, relatively uncommon in B.C., from which the house derives its name, ‘The Gables.’
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of 'The Gables' include its: - location in the original Highland Park subdivision - vernacular residential form, scale and massing as exemplified by the one and one-half storey plus basement height, inset porch and symmetrical, rectangular plan - cross-gambrel roof with closed eaves and returned lower edges, clad with cedar shingles - Arts and Crafts influence as exemplified in its use of natural materials such as rough-dressed granite rubble-stone foundation, first storey walls and chimney, and cedar shingle siding on the upper storey - other elements of masonry construction, such as the granite window-box brackets, granite stair cheeks and granite interior chimney with rustic cap - wooden-sash windows - house name, ‘The Gables,’ carved into a granite block on the left-hand pier of the front porch
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Kingsway-Beresford Area
Person
John Mackie
Christina Mackie
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
002-837-765
Boundaries
'The Gables' is comprised of a single residential lot located at 6445 Arbroath Street, Burnaby.
Area
5453.12
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6445 Arbroath Street
Burnaby - 6577 Southoaks Crescent
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 3 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Item No.
562-003-1
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 1' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour providing a look into activities of Andy Digney and his family while they resided in Brandon, Manitoba. Footage documents outdoor activities such as camping…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1934
Collection/Fonds
Digney Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
562-003-1
Accession Number
2014-04
Storage Location
56-5-1-3
Physical Description
1 film clip (10 min., 3 sec.) : digital, b&w, col., si.
Media Type
Moving Images
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item is a silent digitized (DVD) film segment with footage identified as 'Reel 1' . Film footage flucuates between black and white and colour providing a look into activities of Andy Digney and his family while they resided in Brandon, Manitoba. Footage documents outdoor activities such as camping,fishing, boating, golfing, swimming, picnicing and a parade in Banff, Alberta.
Notes
Title based on contents of film
Creator
Andy Digney
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Recreational Activities - Fishing
Recreational Activities - Camping
Recreational Activities - Picnics
Recreational Activities - Golf
Geographic Features - Rivers
Events - Parades
Sports - Motorcycle Racing
Names
Digney, Andy
Digney, Ernest Frank "Dig"
Geographic Access
Alberta - Banff
Manitoba
Video Tracks
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1918 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-525
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Madeline Clarke Cooper in an elevator operator's uniform working at the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1918 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-525
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Madeline Clarke Cooper in an elevator operator's uniform working at the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta
Subjects
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Banff Springs Hotel
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Alberta - Banff
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Item No.
485-014
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Shaw in full air force dress uniform standing at ease outside in Banff, Alberta.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Series
Military Records
Description Level
Item
Item No.
485-014
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Shaw in full air force dress uniform standing at ease outside in Banff, Alberta.
Creator
John Shaw
Subjects
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Occupations - Military Personnel
Geographic Features - Mountains
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shaw, John H. "Jack"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Alberta - Banff
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 6 cm
Item No.
485-033
Storage Location
65-1
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Shaw in full air force uniform at Banff, Alberta.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1941]
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Series
Military Records
Description Level
Item
Item No.
485-033
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Storage Location
65-1
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of John Shaw in full air force uniform at Banff, Alberta.
Creator
John Shaw
Subjects
Clothing - Military Uniforms
Occupations - Military Personnel
Geographic Features - Mountains
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Names
Shaw, John H. "Jack"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on verso reads: ""Yours truly" a Banff. You'll probably know where it's taken from."
Geographic Access
Alberta - Banff
Images
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