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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5195 Sperling Avenue
Description
The Woodward House is a two-storey plus basement, wood-framed house with British Arts and Crafts influences. It is set in a wooded landscape on a lakefront property, on Sperling Avenue within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct of Burnaby, with expansive views of the lake.
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Maud & Harriet Woodward Residence
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Maud & Harriet Woodward Residence
Civic Address
5195 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1912
Formal Recognition
Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Council Resolution
Enactment Date
26/05/2003
Description
The Woodward House is a two-storey plus basement, wood-framed house with British Arts and Crafts influences. It is set in a wooded landscape on a lakefront property, on Sperling Avenue within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct of Burnaby, with expansive views of the lake.
Heritage Value
Maud Sarah Woodward (1865-1958), a pioneer nurse originally from England, and her sister Harriet Julia Woodward (1879-1969), one of Burnaby’s first teachers, had this large house built in 1912 to replace the smaller cottage they owned nearby at 5141 Sperling Avenue. Farmer, builder and longtime Deer Lake resident, Bernard R. Hill (1858-1939), was hired as the contractor. The Woodward House played an important role in the Deer Lake community. The Woodward sisters were tireless community organizers and volunteers. This house served a number of functions, and in addition to being the sisters’ home was the local post office until 1949 and also a private kindergarten/school until 1935. Originally designed in the British Arts and Crafts style with a simple rustic exterior of cedar shingles, it is an excellent example of the type of residence constructed by middle-class citizens in the Deer Lake neighbourhood. The B.C. Electric Railway's Burnaby Lake Interurban line, which opened June 12, 1911, fostered the development of Deer Lake as well as other Edwardian era neighbourhoods in Burnaby.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Woodward House include its: - lakefront location, within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct - residential form, scale and massing as exhibited by its two-storey height, full basement, square floor plan and side-gabled roof - internal red-brick chimneys - British Arts and Crafts features such as cedar shingle siding, extant under later plywood - associated landscape features such as mature coniferous trees
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
Maud Sarah Woodward
Harriet Julia Woodward
Builder
Bernard R. Hill
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Deer Lake
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D.002-507-064
Boundaries
The Woodward House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 5195 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
1788.5
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Public (local)
Documentation
City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, Heritage Site Files
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Item No.
422-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home that belonged to early Burnaby lake residents, Maude and Harriet Woodward. This home replaced their earlier cottage at 5141 Sperling Avenue and served as a residence, post office and private school. This photograph shows the home as it appeared in 1990.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
422-002
Accession Number
BHS2001-9
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home that belonged to early Burnaby lake residents, Maude and Harriet Woodward. This home replaced their earlier cottage at 5141 Sperling Avenue and served as a residence, post office and private school. This photograph shows the home as it appeared in 1990.
Photographer
Wolf, Jim
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-190
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home belonging to Maude and Harriet Woodward, early residents of the Burnaby Lake area. The cottage was a prefabricated building designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and was manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company and erected here in …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-190
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home belonging to Maude and Harriet Woodward, early residents of the Burnaby Lake area. The cottage was a prefabricated building designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and was manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company and erected here in 1904. Maude Woodward established a post-office here which was operated by her sister, Harriet. Harriet also began a small private school here, the first in Burnaby Lake. The cottage was enlarged with several additions until 1912 when the Woodwards built a new house.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Buildings - Institutional - Post Offices
Buildings - Schools
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 6.2 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-191
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home of Maude Woodward and her sister Harriet Woodward. A caption beneath the photograph reads: "Burnaby Lake Post Office and School 1910-1934."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-191
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 6.2 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home of Maude Woodward and her sister Harriet Woodward. A caption beneath the photograph reads: "Burnaby Lake Post Office and School 1910-1934."
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Buildings - Institutional - Post Offices
Buildings - Schools
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5141 Sperling Avenue
Description
Set far back from Sperling Avenue, Woodward Cottage is a one-storey, wood-frame house with a raised foundation and gabled roofline. It is located within a picturesque lakefront neighbourhood and is part of the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct.
Associated Dates
1904
Formal Recognition
Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Maud & Harriet Woodward Cottage
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  2 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Maud & Harriet Woodward Cottage
Civic Address
5141 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1904
Formal Recognition
Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Council Resolution
Enactment Date
26/05/2003
Description
Set far back from Sperling Avenue, Woodward Cottage is a one-storey, wood-frame house with a raised foundation and gabled roofline. It is located within a picturesque lakefront neighbourhood and is part of the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct.
Heritage Value
Woodward Cottage, built in 1904, is valued as the oldest house within the Deer Lake neighbourhood, whose construction marked the beginning of Deer Lake's transition from a rural farming community to a residential suburb. At the turn of the nineteenth century, Deer Lake was recognized for its tranquility and beautiful scenery, which, in turn, attracted New Westminster and Vancouver residents to relocate to the area and build family homes. The first owner, Maud Sarah Woodward (1865-1958), originally from England, was a pioneer nurse of Vancouver. In 1903, she purchased this property from her two close friends, Louis and Annie Hill, who were among Deer Lake's first residents. Maud and her sister, Harriet Julia Woodward (1879-1969), were prominent figures in the Deer Lake community and together they established the first post office in Burnaby, which operated out of this house. Due to the lack of any local facilities, in September 1904 Harriet Woodward established a private primary school here for the local children, which continued after 1908 as a kindergarten. The cottage was enlarged several times to accommodate the expanding post office until 1912, when the Woodwards began construction of a new, larger house. Woodward Cottage is also valued for its origins as an innovative prefabricated structure. In 1904, the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company patented a modular system in response to unprecedented population growth in the western provinces. This system could be adapted to provide everything from modest one-room cottages to schools, churches and banks. Short mill ends of lumber and siding, which had previously been discarded, were assembled into three or four-foot wide wall panels that could be bolted together. The vertical joints between the panels were covered by narrow battens, which gave these buildings their distinct appearance. The wall panels for the house were assembled at the mill, prepainted and packaged with various other components and the necessary instructions to assemble the building, and shipped via railway to its waiting customer. Woodward Cottage is one of the earliest surviving examples of this ingenious prefabricated system. In the 1930s, the cottage was raised and turned to allow for a new foundation to be built. Despite later additions and alterations, the original cottage form is still recognizable. Woodward Cottage is currently owned by the City of Burnaby and is part of the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct, Burnaby's most significant collection of historic sites.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of Woodward Cottage include its: - secluded lakefront site, set far back from Sperling Avenue, within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct - residential form, scale and massing as expressed by its one-storey height and gabled roofline - original wood-frame construction and modular wall panels, extant under later stucco cladding - internal red-brick chimney - associated landscape features, including mature deciduous trees
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
Maud Sarah Woodward
Harriet Julia Woodward
Louis Claude Hill
Annie Hill
Edwin C. Mahoney
Organization
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Deer Lake
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. 011-454-440
Boundaries
Woodward Cottage is comprised of a single residential lot located at 5141 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
6596
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Public (local)
Documentation
City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, Heritage Site Files
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Item No.
422-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Woodward cottage as seen from Deer Lake. The cottage was a prefabricted building designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and was manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company and erected here in 1904. Maude Woodward established a post-office here…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1990]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
422-001
Accession Number
BHS2001-9
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Woodward cottage as seen from Deer Lake. The cottage was a prefabricted building designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and was manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company and erected here in 1904. Maude Woodward established a post-office here which was operated by her sister, Harriet. Harriet also began a small private school here, the first in Burnaby Lake. The cottage was enlarged with several additions until 1912 when the Woodwards built a new house. This photograph shows the cottage as it appeared in 1990.
Photographer
Wolf, Jim
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Cabins
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Maude and Harriet Woodward Cottage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39571
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-890
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified person sitting on the porch of the Maude and Harriet Woodward cottage. This house was a prefabricated cottage erected in 1904. The cottages were designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and were manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Tradi…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1904
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-890
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified person sitting on the porch of the Maude and Harriet Woodward cottage. This house was a prefabricated cottage erected in 1904. The cottages were designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and were manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company. Maude Woodward established a post-office here which was operated by her sister, Harriet. Harriet also began a small private school here, the first in Burnaby Lake. The cottage was enlarged with several additions until 1912 when the Woodwards built a new house.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Cabins
Buildings - Institutional - Post Offices
Buildings - Schools
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Maude and Harriet Woodward's cottage

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39570
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.2 x 8.2 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-889
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of people in front of Maude and Harriet Woodward's cottage. This house was a prefabricated cottage erected in 1904. The cottages were designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and were manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company. Maude Wo…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-889
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.2 x 8.2 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of people in front of Maude and Harriet Woodward's cottage. This house was a prefabricated cottage erected in 1904. The cottages were designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and were manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company. Maude Woodward established a post-office here which was operated by her sister, Harriet. Harriet also began a small private school here, the first in Burnaby Lake. The cottage was enlarged with several additions until 1912 when the Woodwards built a new house. Shown here are (l t r): Charles Sprott, Frances Schou, Lucy Christina Sprott (nee Schou), Harriet Woodward, Kitty Hill, Maude Woodward and Annie Hill.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Cabins
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Wagons
Occupations - Teachers
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Hill, Annie Sara Kenrick
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Schou, Frances
Sprott, Charles
Sprott, Lucy Christina Schou
Woodward, Harriet
Woodward, Maude
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5145 Sperling Avenue
Description
The Moore House is a one-storey, side-gabled house with stepped roof planes and a split-level attached garage. The house faces east, and features distinct river rock porch columns and a large central tapered chimney. It is located within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct, and is adjacent to a re…
Associated Dates
1941
Formal Recognition
Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Ethel Moore Residence
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
  2 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Ethel Moore Residence
Civic Address
5145 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1941
Formal Recognition
Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Council Resolution
Enactment Date
26/05/2003
Description
The Moore House is a one-storey, side-gabled house with stepped roof planes and a split-level attached garage. The house faces east, and features distinct river rock porch columns and a large central tapered chimney. It is located within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct, and is adjacent to a related house, the Rosalie (Moore) Barrett Residence, built the following year.
Heritage Value
The Moore House is significant for its relationship to first owner, Ethel Hutchings Moore (1884-1948), who purchased the property from Maud and Harriet Woodward, two of Deer Lake's first residents. Moore purchased the property with the hopes of introducing her children into the house construction business. This house, built in 1941, borrows its design from a 'California Desert House' built in Carmel a few years earlier. Rendered in traditional materials, this modern style merges comfortably with the rustic British Arts and Crafts tradition of most Deer Lake houses. Unusual for being built during wartime date, it was built at a time when domestic construction was severely curtailed due to shortages of labour and material. It is now owned by the City of Burnaby and is part of the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct. The Moore House is significant as a testament to Deer Lake's continued popularity as a residential neighbourhood in the 1940s. Although Burnaby was serviced by a number of transportation links at the time, the increasing availability of automobiles provided improved access to outlying suburbs. Rising real estate prices in Vancouver and New Westminster attracted residents to this neighbourhood because of its relative affordability, central location and beautiful scenery.
Defining Elements
Key elements that define the heritage character of the Moore House include its: - location within the Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct - residential form, scale and massing as expressed by its one-storey height, linear plan, side gabled roof with multiple roof planes and split-level attached garage - wood-frame construction with stucco cladding - river rock porch columns and external tapered chimney - decorative embellishments including scroll-cut stickwork on the rear elevation and waney-edged boards in the gable peaks - wooden-sash casement windows with three-part, horizontal leading - associated landscaping features, including stone wall at the front of the property and coniferous and deciduous trees surrounding the property
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Person
Ethel Hutchings Moore
Maud Sarah Woodward
Harriet Julia Woodward
Function
Primary Historic--Single Dwelling
Primary Current--Single Dwelling
Community
Deer Lake
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. 011-454-521
Boundaries
The Moore House is comprised of a single residential lot located at 5145 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
993.39
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Public (local)
Documentation
City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, Heritage Site Files
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV983.61.3
Description
Postal scale, "IDEAL POSTAL SCALE"
Object History
Postal scale used by Harriet Woodward at the Burnaby Lake Post Office. The Burnaby Lake Post Office was run out of the Woodward cottage, owned by Harriet and Maude Woodward. The cottage was a prefabricated cottage erected in 1904. Harriet also began a small private school in the cottage, the first …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV983.61.3
Description
Postal scale, "IDEAL POSTAL SCALE"
Object History
Postal scale used by Harriet Woodward at the Burnaby Lake Post Office. The Burnaby Lake Post Office was run out of the Woodward cottage, owned by Harriet and Maude Woodward. The cottage was a prefabricated cottage erected in 1904. Harriet also began a small private school in the cottage, the first in Burnaby Lake. The cottage was enlarged with several additions until 1912 when the Woodwards built a new house.
Subjects
Public Services - Postal Services
Name Access
Woodward, Harriet
Burnaby Lake Post Office
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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Miss Harry and Kitty Off to Get the Mail

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39543
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph ; sepia ; 7.2 x 10 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-862
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harriet Woodward with Kitty sitting in a horse drawn cart on the Hill family property known as Brookfield. The photograph is taken looking towards the northeast and Douglas Road can be seen in the background along with Bernard Hill's house (later 4990 Canada Way). In the foreground …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-862
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph ; sepia ; 7.2 x 10 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harriet Woodward with Kitty sitting in a horse drawn cart on the Hill family property known as Brookfield. The photograph is taken looking towards the northeast and Douglas Road can be seen in the background along with Bernard Hill's house (later 4990 Canada Way). In the foreground to the left, a box camera is visible sitting on the ground.
Subjects
Transportation - Carts
Transportation - Horses
Names
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Woodward, Harriet
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Interview with Florence Hart Godwin by Bettina Bradbury July 2, 1975 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory10
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's early childhood including the reasons why her family first moved to Burnaby, other early residents of the Deer Lake district, farming practices, and why the Hart family chose to leave Burnaby in 1917.
Date Range
1898-1917
Length
0:06:11
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's early childhood including the reasons why her family first moved to Burnaby, other early residents of the Deer Lake district, farming practices, and why the Hart family chose to leave Burnaby in 1917.
Date Range
1898-1917
Photo Info
Florence Hart Godwin on her wedding day, August 7, 1922. Item no. 477-601
Length
0:06:11
Name
Woodward, Harriet
Subject
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July 2, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Florence Hart Godwin by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury, July 2, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Victoria Order of Nurses (VON) and the Edmonds Historic Neighbourhood. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes."
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:47:57
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-17_Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of interview with Florence Hart Godwin by Bettina Bradbury

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Speech given by Florence Hart Godwin May 28, 1973 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's memories of the pioneers of Burnaby and their residences. Among others, Florence mentions the Sprott brothers and their families, the Hill brothers and their families and the Woodward sisters. She also mentions her thoughts on early…
Date Range
1911-1917
Length
0:08:27
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's memories of the pioneers of Burnaby and their residences. Among others, Florence mentions the Sprott brothers and their families, the Hill brothers and their families and the Woodward sisters. She also mentions her thoughts on early members of Council.
Date Range
1911-1917
Photo Info
Arthur Morrow, Kingsley Hart, Florence Hart (later Godwin), and Katherine Maude "Kitty" Hill (later Peers) in the woods at the south side of Deer Lake photographed by W.T. Cooksley [1908]. Item no. HV976.139.3
Length
0:08:27
Name
Woodward, Harriet
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Burnaby Arts Council
Interview Date
May 28, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a speech given by Florence Hart Godwin at a Burnaby Arts Council meeting held May 28, 1973. Major themes discussed are: pioneer families and early residences in the Burnaby Lake District.
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:33:50
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-005-1_Track_1
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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First School at Burnaby Lake

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1909
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-868
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harriet Woodward and her class of students outside the Woodward home near Deer Lake which served as the first school and post office in the Burnaby Lake area; (l to r): Harriet Woodward (Miss Harry), Bob Peers, Melvin Mawhinney, Muriel Sprott, Kitty Hill, Beatrice Clayton and Arthur P…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1909
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-868
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harriet Woodward and her class of students outside the Woodward home near Deer Lake which served as the first school and post office in the Burnaby Lake area; (l to r): Harriet Woodward (Miss Harry), Bob Peers, Melvin Mawhinney, Muriel Sprott, Kitty Hill, Beatrice Clayton and Arthur Peers. The cottage was a prefabricated building designed by J.J. Mahoney and architect Joseph Bowman and was manufactured in Vancouver by the B.C. Mills Timber and Trading Company and erected here is 1904. The cottage was enlarged with several additions until 1912 when the Woodwards built a new house.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Buildings - Institutional - Post Offices
Buildings - Schools
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Clayton, Beatrice
Mawhinney, Melvin
Peers, Arthur Francis "Mike"
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Peers, William John "Bob"
Sprott, Muriel
Woodward, Harriet
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Chapter I: First Settlers at Deer Lake p. 14

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Notes
Covers 1890s to 1920s
Council met at such places as Baker’s Hall in New Westminster. Sometimes, however, they gathered at the clerk’s house, or the Griffiths Avenue power-house in Burnaby. Finally, the corporation was able to claim a Municipal Hall of its own. Plans for the Hall were prepared by a Mr. Bailey with
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Chapter I: First Settlers at Deer Lake p. 15

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Notes
Covers 1890s to 1920s
Westminster before her marriage, ^ut in an application for the job of postmistress with her sister Harriet (Miss Harry) as assistant postmistress. The application was accepted but the house that the Woodwards were having built by Bernard Hill on the east end of Deer Lake was not ready so Miss Harriet
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Chapter I: First Settlers at Deer Lake p. 12

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Notes
Covers 1890s to 1920s
stayed with Maude Woodward who had moved from Vancouver to a house on 6th Street in New Westminster. A month later the wedding was solomnized in Holy Trinity Cathedral. “Brookfield” was ready and the young couple moved in to set up housekeeping. Three years later the Hill’s only child, Katherine
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Chapter I: First Settlers at Deer Lake p. 13

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Notes
Covers 1890s to 1920s
nomination date was set for 12 noon on October 8 with the election scheduled for October 15. Alexander Philip was appointed retuming officer with ballots to be cast, if it were necessary, at the power house of the Westminster and Vancouver Tramway Company on Griffiths Avenue in Burnaby. A meeting was
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Chapter I: First Settlers at Deer Lake p. 16

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Notes
Covers 1890s to 1920s
her milk from Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Bateman who built a home in 1920 on part of what had been Claude Hill’s original homesite. This house, named “Elworth”, after the Bateman family home, in Eng- land, is now preserved in Heritage Village (Deer Lake Avenue and Canada Way). The day Kitty Hill became
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Chapter I: First Settlers at Deer Lake p. 17

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Notes
Covers 1890s to 1920s
bounded by Sperling and Douglas Road, to Mr. Peers who used it as a new homesite. It was in this house, “Greyfriars,” that the Peers lived for 50 years and brought up their daughter, Elizabeth, and their four sons, Geoffrey, W.J.R. (Bob), R.D. (Dick), and Arthur F. (later Captain Peers, R.C.N.). Mr
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
house he mentions was operated by a Mr. LaPointe. It stood just east of the tram crossing, at the head of a ravine into which the offal was dumped, where birds and wild beasts held nightly carnival, accompa- nied with a continuous chorus of growls from the participants. The beasts about to be
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Interview with Florence Hart Godwin by Bettina Bradbury July 2, 1975 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's volunteer work with the Victoria Order of Nurses (VON) with Nurse Woodward and the Well Baby Clinic.
Date Range
1922-1942
Length
0:09:04
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's volunteer work with the Victoria Order of Nurses (VON) with Nurse Woodward and the Well Baby Clinic.
Date Range
1922-1942
Photo Info
Florence Hart Godwin on her wedding day, August 7, 1922. Item no. 477-601
Length
0:09:04
Name
Victorian Order of Nurses
Woodward, Maude
Subject
Organizations - Womens' Societies and Clubs
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Stride Avenue Area
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
July 2, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Florence Hart Godwin by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury, July 2, 1975. Major themes discussed are: Victoria Order of Nurses (VON) and the Edmonds Historic Neighbourhood. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes."
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:47:57
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-17_Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track four of interview with Florence Hart Godwin by Bettina Bradbury

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
Lancelot Grimmer who having lived In England, In Australia, In California, and latterly at Cloverdale, had recently bought D.L. 94, and was settled alongside the Royal Oak Avenue, north of the Vancouver Road. A meeting called In the Semple boarding-house developed a spirited battle of wits; It was
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
History of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1947
Notes
This book is not divided into chapters. Sections have been created by Museum staff, based on the arrangement of topics in the book.
Victoria, Mrs. Beer. The heating arrangements in the old harness room were not satisfactory, the stove-pipe leaked smoke fearfully, aii i school was dismissed frequently until the air was cleared. Apparently, about 1902, the school was removed to a house in the east end of the village, (the only one
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Speech given by Florence Hart Godwin May 28, 1973 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's memories of the house that her father built at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road (it sounds as if Florence is pulling out an architectural drawing of her house). She also mentions the Townley, Mathers and Ceperley houses.
Date Range
1911-1917
Length
0:08:09
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Florence (Hart) Godwin's memories of the house that her father built at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road (it sounds as if Florence is pulling out an architectural drawing of her house). She also mentions the Townley, Mathers and Ceperley houses.
Date Range
1911-1917
Photo Info
Arthur Morrow, Kingsley Hart, Florence Hart (later Godwin), and Katherine Maude "Kitty" Hill (later Peers) in the woods at the south side of Deer Lake photographed by W.T. Cooksley [1908]. Item no. HV976.139.3
Length
0:08:09
Subject
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Interviewer
Burnaby Arts Council
Interview Date
May 28, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a speech given by Florence Hart Godwin at a Burnaby Arts Council meeting held May 28, 1973. Major themes discussed are: pioneer families and early residences in the Burnaby Lake District.
Biographical Notes
Florence Hart was born in 1898 in New Westminster. Florence first saw Burnaby in April of 1905 on a trip made by horse and buggy from the family home in New Westminster where her father worked as a real estate agent. By 1911, he had built a permanent home for his family in Burnaby, building what is now known as the Hart house and is currently owned by the municipality. Frederick John “Fred” Hart married Alice Chapman in Yale BC on August 13, 1895. They had four children together; Kingsley Chapman born May 27, 1897, Florence Elizabeth born October 23, 1898, and ten years later, Edwyna and Jack. They followed their family nurse, Miss Maude Woodward to Burnaby and purchased thirteen acres of land at Deer Lake to build a summer cottage. Mrs Hill and the children spent the summer months there while Frederick continued working in New Westminster, joining his family on the weekends. Florence Hart attended Douglas Road School before boarding at Crofton House in Vancouver. Kingsley Hart had enlisted in the army on March 23, 1915 when he was only seventeen years old. He was killed in action on September 26, 1916. The Hart family then moved to Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Florence worked at the Carnegie Library. On August 7, 1922 Florence Hart married Harold “Hal” Godwin and moved back to Edmonds in Burnaby where they remained for their entire married lives. In 1929, Florence and Harold’s daughter, Elizabeth Godwin was born. Alice (Chapman) Hart died May 24, 1935 at the age of sixty-eight. Frederick John Hart died August 29, 1945 at the age of seventy-seven. Florence Hart Godwin was named Good Citizen of Burnaby in 1971 and received a life membership to the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) for her long tenure. Both Florence and her husband Harold were awarded life memberships from the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) for more than half a century of service. Harold Ward Godwin died December 12, 1962 at the age of sixty-six.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:33:50
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Interviewee Name
Godwin, Florence Hart
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-005-1_Track_2
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Neighbours of the Moores of Hart House p. 88

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Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Life with the Moores of Hart House
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
lake then. D: It was the Woodward's original house, and then it became the church. The Gaytons lived there for a while before they moved across the street, to where Knight's house was. And the Cravens lived in a house down below Misses Woodwards. Then our house was next. Hart House. Starting up
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Chapter VI: Childhood Days at Deer Lake p. 41

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
Columbia Street to the family home on Queen’s Avenue. At one point it looked as if the fire might spread as far as the house. Not wishing to have his chickens cooked alive and knowing that there was likely to be a shortage of food for those who were burned out of their homes, Mr. Hart hastily wrung
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Chapter VI: Childhood Days at Deer Lake p. 42

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
while her brother proceeded to give lurid, and no doubt deliciously exaggerated, accounts of what was going on. A small building next to the cemetery also set her imagination going. This was the quarantine hospital and was known by the local residents as “the pest house.” In 1910 Mr. Hart decided
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Chapter VI: Childhood Days at Deer Lake p. 43

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Bygones of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1977
, learning of her lunch time habit of climbing up into the trees to eat her lunch, viewed this practice as unladylike and promptly enrolled her at Crofton House Private School for Girls in Vancouver. She attended as a day pupil and commuted every day by taking the Burnaby Lake inter- urban. One of her
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The Moore Family's Environment p. 28

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Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Life with the Moores of Hart House
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
Looking at another photo: D:That’s Gourlay’s boat house. This is the ice house. Our boat house is right above the creek. This is the Woodward's house.- Maude and Harriet Woodward. Maude was a nurse and Harriet was a teacher. That's where I went to kindergarten. R: And Anna went there too; and
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The Moores Get Settled at Deer Lake p. 18

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Life with the Moores of Hart House
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Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
LEFT: Miss Woodward and Kitty Hill going to pick up the mail, which the Woodward sisters distributed from the Post Office at their house. 1906 HV 976.139.52 1 ABOVE: Dinty Moore and his 1934 Chevrolet Coupe.Rolie photo ABOVE: Rosalie Moore with her M.G. (Morris Garages) car , in front of
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The Moore Family's Environment p. 23

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Life with the Moores of Hart House
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Book Chapter
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2002
ABOVE: Looking northwards across Deer Lake from the south shore of the lake. 1918 Ceperley Hart Hart Ice Snake Hill Hart Woodward Mansion Boat Summer House Mansion House& House Cottage School BELOW: Deer Lake Beach July 1958 Dinty Photos m 16
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Duties and Chores Around Home p. 43

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Burnaby Village Museum
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Life with the Moores of Hart House
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Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
cold water tap where we could get a bucket of water for the cabin. This constituted a rather tedious chore, but eventually the water line came down right to the cabin ,much to our relief. R; Getting back to our duties at Hart House, we also had the job of going into Vancouver shopping with mother
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Helping the Less Fortunate p. 54

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Burnaby Village Museum
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Life with the Moores of Hart House
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Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
Street and Sperling Avenue. R: I remember driving mother to Woodwards for food sales and clothing for the poor folks. Chapter 5 p. 3 Life With the Moores of Hart House 47
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The Moores Get Settled at Deer Lake p. 19

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Burnaby Village Museum
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Life with the Moores of Hart House
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Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
his health failed and he had to go to a care facility, we used it as a summer cottage again. D: This is the cottage here .. you’re sitting right here (looking at more photographs) J: We lived in it for four years right after we were married. Chapter 1 p.5 Life With the Moores of Hart House 12
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Helping the Less Fortunate p. 53

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Burnaby Village Museum
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Life with the Moores of Hart House
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Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
Ernest, bom into a family of five sisters and one brother should have been dealt a full house, but life as in poker, doesn't always play out the way it should. Three days after Emest was bom at home on Dominion Street in Bumaby in October 1927 , his mother, Sophia, died. Six months later his father
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Duties and Chores Around Home p. 46

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Life with the Moores of Hart House
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Book Chapter
Publication Date
2002
Lunch Sets—Irish llMn crash cloth, with combination of green, yellow or blue stripe* l:ln border, with' four napkins to match. Cloth, size 61x51 Inches. Set ....................... 55* Prints—The season’s newest de signs and colors, printed on i g<»d quality cotton suitable .for making house
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Duties and Chores Around Home p. 47

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Life with the Moores of Hart House
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Publication Date
2002
# Women’s Popular House or Garden Two-Strap Shoes — Comfortable and practicable leather sllppen/* made on a special easy E fitting last, with flexible leather soles aha low heels. Sizes 8 to 8 (no half sizes) 85# Women’s Ptit Cozy and Patent Bedroom Slippers Comfortable cozy 'slippers In a varl
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8 x 13.2 cm on page 17.5 x 24.8 cm
Item No.
020-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph looking over Deer Lake and snow-covered ground towards the Frederick and Alice Hart mansion known as the Avalon Estate. In the foreground the Hart's cottage is visible; it was built near Deer Lake in 1904 as a summer retreat for the Hart family. Eventually, the family decided to reside a…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-003
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8 x 13.2 cm on page 17.5 x 24.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph looking over Deer Lake and snow-covered ground towards the Frederick and Alice Hart mansion known as the Avalon Estate. In the foreground the Hart's cottage is visible; it was built near Deer Lake in 1904 as a summer retreat for the Hart family. Eventually, the family decided to reside at Deer Lake year-round and began building the large estate which is visible in the centre of the photograph. In 1917, Mr. and Mrs. Hart were devastated when their son, Kingsley was killed in World War I and so they sold Avalon to Montague and Ethel Moore. The Moore's continued with improvements to the estate and renamed it Rosedale Gardens. Just to the right of the estate can be seen a home at 5140 Sperling Avenue which later became the Gayton house. To the right of that, what was originally the cottage belonging to Harriet and Maude Woodward is visible. At the time of this photograph, the cottage was being used as the Burnaby Lake United Church.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6664 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - 5140 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Item No.
020-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph looking over Deer Lake and snow-covered ground towards buildings and houses. To the left is the cottage and house belonging to the Woodward sisters, Harriet and Maude. The cottage, and later the house, were also used as the Burnaby Lake Post Office and a school run by Harriet Woodward. …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1923
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Peers Photograph Album
Description Level
Item
Item No.
020-004
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph looking over Deer Lake and snow-covered ground towards buildings and houses. To the left is the cottage and house belonging to the Woodward sisters, Harriet and Maude. The cottage, and later the house, were also used as the Burnaby Lake Post Office and a school run by Harriet Woodward. At the time of this photograph, it was in use as the Burnaby Lake United Church. In the middle of the picture, numerous boathouses and a diving tower can be seen at the shoreline of the lake. To the right of the copse of trees, on the hill, is the house and post office belonging to the Woodward sisters and right of that is the home built for William J. Walker in 1907 but owned by D.R. Boucher during the 1920s. To the far right the Pole Line Road (later, Sperling Avenue) is visible along with the home of Francis J. Peers, known as Greyfriars.
Subjects
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Buildings - Religious - Churches
Names
Burnaby Lake United Church
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Aveune
Burnaby - 5195 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - 5255 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - 5289 Rugby Avenue
Burnaby - Rugby Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Deer Lake Park--Heritage Resource Inventory p. 44

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1998
MAUDE AND HARRIET WOODWARD RESIDENCE 5195 Sperling Avenue B. Hill, Builder, 1912 ^ City owned site Maude and Harriet Woodward built this home in 1912 to replace their original cottage. The house was a multi-purpose building serving as combined residence, post-office and private kin
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L. Claude Hill's Farm, Burnaby BC

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-869
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph looking towards the Pole Line Road (later Sperling Avenue) from the farm belonging to Claude Hill and known as Broadview on Buckingham Avenue. This property formerly belonged to Malcolm Nicholson. A fence can be seen dividing the garden from the field and two men are standing alongside…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-869
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph looking towards the Pole Line Road (later Sperling Avenue) from the farm belonging to Claude Hill and known as Broadview on Buckingham Avenue. This property formerly belonged to Malcolm Nicholson. A fence can be seen dividing the garden from the field and two men are standing alongside with a horse and carriage nearby. Four children are walking in the field - from left to right, Kitty Hill, Ed Clayton, Gerry Hill and Florence Hart . A house can be seen in the background, this is most likely the cottage belonging to Harriet Woodward which served as the first school and post office at Burnaby Lake. To the right of the Woodward house can be seen the roof of the Claude Hill house known as Brookfield which was at 6501 Deer Lake Avenue and above that is a house on a hill which was the George Clayton home (on what later became the Henry and Grace Ceperley Fairacres estate at 6344 Deer Lake Avenue).
Photographer
Cooksley, W.T.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Geographic Features - Gardens
Names
Clayton, Ed
Godwin, Florence Hart
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - 5730 Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Deer Lake Park--Heritage Resource Inventory p. 41

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1998
. Maude Woodward, a pioneer nurse of Vancou- ver, purchased land at Deer Lake in 1903 from her close friends Claude and Annie Hill. This Harriet Woodward and students in 1909 pose beside the cottage now renovated to accommodate a post-office and school. house began its life as a prefabricated
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Deer Lake Park--Heritage Resource Inventory p. 42

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1998
raOORE RESIDEnCE 5145 Sperling Avenue John Hau 6f Son, Builder 1941 $ City owned site Ethel Hutchings Moore conceived the idea of de- veloping property purchased from Maude and Harriet Woodward with the intention of initiat- ing her children into the house construction business. It began
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Chapter Twelve: Riverway East School Neighbourhood, Fraser Arm District p. 395

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Woodwards from 1954 to 1979. I now live in a three bedroom house alone on Edmonds Street. I attend Edmonds Senior Centre and Century House and attend all functions. I live a happy life and take holidays and just returned from Yuma, Arizona. I am a widow. My mother and Dad lived in the same house at
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Deer Lake Park--Heritage Resource Inventory p. 37

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Deer Lake Park Heritage Resource Inventory
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1998
ROBERT AND KATHERINE PEERS RESIDENCE 6588 Deer Lake Avenue 1925 Private property This house was built in 1925 for the daughter of Claude and Annie Hill and their son-in-law. Robert and Katherine (Hill) Peers grew up at Deer Lake and even attended the Woodward pri- vate school together
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Deer Lake Park Heritage Precinct p. 99

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
Cl MONTAGUE & MARCIA MOORE RESIDENCE 5165 Sperling Avenue 1943 This house, meticulously retained in its original canditian, was the last hame ta be canstructed by the Maare family befare the Secand Warld Warcanstructian supply ratianing teak effect. Danish builder Hans Jargensen Hau, wha
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby's Heritage
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2007
Notes
South Burnaby
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1914]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 16.4 x 21.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the north shore of Deer Lake as seen from the south shore. According to an earlier 1988 catalogue record, in view from left to right are: H.T. Ceperley's "Fairacres," The Mather's "Altnadene," and the Anderson house on the hill. On shoreline are the Hart's boathouse and beach cottag…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 16.4 x 21.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the north shore of Deer Lake as seen from the south shore. According to an earlier 1988 catalogue record, in view from left to right are: H.T. Ceperley's "Fairacres," The Mather's "Altnadene," and the Anderson house on the hill. On shoreline are the Hart's boathouse and beach cottage and the Woodward's boathouse.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 6490 Deer Lake Avenue
Accession Code
HV972.11.18
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1914]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Related Material
For other shots of the Deer Lake in the same accession, see HV972.11.6 and HV972.11.16
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
14-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w contact print accompanying negative
Images
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Chapter Fourteen: Schou Street School Neighbourhood, Broadview District p. 440

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
that lived in Broadview that he knew in Aberdeen. On a Sunday he would walk from Kingsway to see Jake Hosie who lived on 3800 Block 14th Avenue, Burnaby. There we found this house for rent on Clydesdale Street. It stood on posts off the ground about 3 feet and wasn’t boarded under the floor
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Burnaby Centennial Anthology
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1994
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
I) in front of house where she and sister, Maude, ran private kindergarten-school for Deer Lake area children, including Kitty Hill. Picture was taken in 1907. originally an Indian trail. They probably camped beside the road on their journey to the Fraser River. After all, there was an
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Pioneer Tales of Burnaby
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1987
Notes
Part I: 1888-1900
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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