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Jubilee Dry Goods Store

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1965 (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.
204-625
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gwen Pitman, store manager, in front of Jubilee Dry Goods. The store was founded by Ernest Pitman, her father, and closed in 1971. It was located at 6730 Jubilee Avenue, later the site of Bonsor Park.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1965 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-625
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
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gwen Pitman, store manager, in front of Jubilee Dry Goods. The store was founded by Ernest Pitman, her father, and closed in 1971. It was located at 6730 Jubilee Avenue, later the site of Bonsor Park.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
Jubilee Dry Goods
Pitman, Gwendolyn "Gwen"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Jubilee Avenue
Burnaby - 6730 Jubilee Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1927]
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 24 cm (sight) in frame 32 x 37 cm
Item No.
292-001
Storage Location
64-3-3
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pitman's dry goods store, 3968 Kingsway Avenue (later renumbered 4600 Kingsway) at McKay Avenue. They also later operated a store on Jubilee Avenue. The McKay Avenue store ceased operations in the 1950s and the Jubilee Avenue store in 1971. (The scan has picked up glare off of the…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1927]
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
292-001
Accession Number
BHS992-29
Storage Location
64-3-3
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.5 x 24 cm (sight) in frame 32 x 37 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pitman's dry goods store, 3968 Kingsway Avenue (later renumbered 4600 Kingsway) at McKay Avenue. They also later operated a store on Jubilee Avenue. The McKay Avenue store ceased operations in the 1950s and the Jubilee Avenue store in 1971. (The scan has picked up glare off of the glass on the photograph's frame).
Photographer
Lloyd's Studio
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Names
McKay Dry Goods Store
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photographer's signature written in pencil on recto of mat reads: "Lloyd Studio./ McKay."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Kingsway
Burnaby - 4600 Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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Ernest and Jean Pitman

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (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.
204-624
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernest Pitman and Mary Jane "Jean" Pitman. Ernest Pitman operated McKay Dry Goods and Jubilee Dry Goods. They had four children: Clifford, Dorothy, Marjorie, and Gwendolyn.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-624
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
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernest Pitman and Mary Jane "Jean" Pitman. Ernest Pitman operated McKay Dry Goods and Jubilee Dry Goods. They had four children: Clifford, Dorothy, Marjorie, and Gwendolyn.
Subjects
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Names
Pitman, Ernest
Pitman, Mary Jane "Jean" Gill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913-1961
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 13 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs and textual records related to the Pitman family and collected by Gwen Pitman. Photographs depict the Pitman family and the Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company horse team, truck, office and sled (on McKay Avenue) and the Patterson Avenue Station.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1913-1961
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records and 13 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS986-35
BHS992-29
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs and textual records related to the Pitman family and collected by Gwen Pitman. Photographs depict the Pitman family and the Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company horse team, truck, office and sled (on McKay Avenue) and the Patterson Avenue Station.
History/Biography
Ernest Pitman owned a men’s furnishings store in Weston super Mare, England. He and Mary Jane “Jean” Gill were married in Cardiff, Wales and their children; Clifford, Dorothy, Marjorie and Gwendolyn were all born in Weston super Mare, England. The family of six came to Canada in 1912, settling in Burnaby in 1914. Ernest Pitman had to clear the lot at 2766 Cassie of tree stumps before Mr. Mansell could build their wooden four room house. The family moved to Victoria in 1920, renting out the house on Cassie, and returning to it in 1922. The Pitman children attended Kingsway West School and Burnaby South High School. Ernest Pitman bought a dry goods store near the corner of McKay and Kingsway and renamed it McKay Dry Goods Store in 1926. The store enlarged when Lloyd’s Studio closed and included post-office, ladies and men’s wear, children and baby’s wear. The older children Dorothy and Gwen were the first employees; working at the store after school and on Saturdays. Clifford and Marge served through the years as well. McKay Dry Goods closed in the late 1950s but the structure still stands. Ernest Pitman opened his second shop; Jubilee Dry Goods and Men’s Furnishings in 1930 (the area was then known as Shacktown). In 1935 the premises expanded to embrace the old Wray shoe store and post office. Jubilee was first managed by his older daughter Dorothy but when she married Dave Howat his second daughter Gwen took over as manageress. In 1961 Gwen Pitman won the Show Window Contest (in the small retail outlets category) receiving a prize of $100.00 from the Burnaby Chamber of Commerce. She continued to run the store until she closed it for the last time in 1971 and retired. The other children lived their adult lives in Burnaby as well; Clifford Pitman and his wife raised two boys on Rumble Street and Marjorie Pitman Everett and her husband raised three children in the Grange-Willingdon area. Ernest Pitman was the brother-in-law of Willard H. Hoyt of Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Company on McKay Avenue.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS186, MSS075, BHS292
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1937
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.9 x 6.8 cm
Item No.
186-011
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernest Pitman and W.H. Hoyt standing outside on a tree stump. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "Brothers in Law: Mr. Ernest Pitman, McKay (on Kingsway between McKay and Silver Ave) and Jubilee (Jubilee Ave near interurban tracks) Dry Goods [and] Mr. Willard H. Hoyt (…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1937
Collection/Fonds
Pitman Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
186-011
Accession Number
BHS986-35
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.9 x 6.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ernest Pitman and W.H. Hoyt standing outside on a tree stump. An annotation on the back of the photograph reads, "Brothers in Law: Mr. Ernest Pitman, McKay (on Kingsway between McKay and Silver Ave) and Jubilee (Jubilee Ave near interurban tracks) Dry Goods [and] Mr. Willard H. Hoyt (Phillips-Hoyt Lumber Co.) / Taken 1937."
Names
Hoyt, W.H.
Pitman, Ernest
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamped on back of photograph: "074"
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Images
Less detail
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