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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
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.3 x 9 cm
Item No.
443-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph looking across Burrard Inlet towards Grouse Mountain. This photograph was taken from 410 North Hythe Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
443-001
Accession Number
BHS2002-13
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.3 x 9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph looking across Burrard Inlet towards Grouse Mountain. This photograph was taken from 410 North Hythe Avenue.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Inlets
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hythe Avenue North
Burnaby - 410 Hythe Avenue North
British Columbia - Burrard Inlet
British Columbia - North Vancouver
British Columbia - Grouse Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
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Burrard Inlet looking towards Grouse Mountain

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.3 x 9 cm
Item No.
443-002
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograp of Grouse Mountain, from across the Burrard Inlet. This photograph was taken from 410 North Hythe Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1930]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
443-002
Accession Number
BHS2002-13
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.3 x 9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograp of Grouse Mountain, from across the Burrard Inlet. This photograph was taken from 410 North Hythe Avenue.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Inlets
Geographic Features - Mountains - British Columbia
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Hythe Avenue North
Burnaby - 410 Hythe Avenue North
British Columbia - Burrard Inlet
British Columbia - North Vancouver
British Columbia - Grouse Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Capitol Hill (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Capitol Hill Area
Images
Less detail

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