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Aliceville

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1886
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1886
Heritage Value
Shortly after the townsite of Port Moody was surveyed in the early 1880s, a resort community developed on the border of Burnaby and Port Moody that would come to be called Aliceville. Located near the north end of North Road, in 1886 the Canadian Pacific Railway established a flag station there and the settlement was named after Alice May Webster who, with her sister Mrs. Jenns, operated the Aliceville Hotel.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Barnet Lumber Company House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1925
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Texaco Drive
Associated Dates
1925
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This house is one of two surviving houses built as a “Model Home” for the manager of the Barnet Lumber Company, which was the successor to the North Pacific Lumber Company. It was used as a combined home and office. It was constructed with framing lumber and millwork sawn at the mill. Typical of the Craftsman style, the house has a front gabled roof with triangular eave brackets. It has been altered with the addition of asbestos shingles over the original siding, but retains its form, scale and massing. This house was designed by the firm of Townley & Matheson. The partnership of Fred Laughton Townley (1887-1966) and Robert Michael Matheson began in 1919, and the firm left a rich legacy of sophisticated work, including schools, commercial structures, many fine residences and the landmark Vancouver City Hall.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Architect
Townley & Matheson
Area
2225.77
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Public (local)
Name Access
Townley & Matheson
Barnet Lumber Company
Subject Access
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Barnet Lumber Company House

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Description
Residential building.
Associated Dates
1925
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Texaco Drive
Associated Dates
1925
Description
Residential building.
Heritage Value
This house is one of two surviving houses built as a “Model Home” for one of the assistant managers of the Barnet Lumber Company, using framing lumber and millwork sawn at the mill. This house was also designed by the firm of Townley & Matheson. The house was raised and renovated in 1997, resulting in alterations such as new dormers and elongated porch piers.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Architect
Townley & Matheson
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Name Access
Townley & Matheson
Barnet Lumber Company
Subject Access
Buildings - Heritage
Buildings - Residential
Buildings - Residential - Houses
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Barnet Mountain Park Dedication

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1942
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1942
Heritage Value
For years, the idea of creating a park on Burnaby Mountain was favoured by people in Burnaby. In 1930, the Municipal Engineer submitted a report recommending that the city acquire land in the area with a view towards formally dedicating the space for public use. In 1942, Commissioner Richard Bolton enacted Bylaw 1772 which officially dedicated the mountain as public park.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Barnet Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
Heritage Value
In 1925, the mill at Barnet was under new ownership and was known as the Barnet Lumber Company. It was one of the most successful local employers in Burnaby until the 1930s, when the economic crisis of the Great Depression resulted in a strike at the mill. The City of Burnaby eventually assumed control of the site - including all of the homes - when the company failed to pay its taxes. The City then dismantled the mill and resold the property in two parts - the eastern section would become the Kapoor sawmill and the western portion, the McColl-Frontenac Oil Company.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Barnet Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1889-1904
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1889-1904
Heritage Value
The North Pacific Lumber Company in Barnet was one of Burnaby's first industrial developments and one of the largest in the British Empire. Partners James MacLaren and Frank Ross built the mill in 1889 (activated in 1899) as a requirement for obtaining 84,000 acres of timber rights in northern BC. Due to the mill's isolation, the firm built homes for its employees with families and bunkhouses for the bachelors which separated Caucasian workers from Chinese and Sikh workers. Barnet became a distinct company town with its own general store, school, post office, community hall and telephone exchange.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Barnet Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905-1924
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905-1924
Heritage Value
The original Barnet mill burned down in 1909 after a dramatic explosion in the boiler house. The company rebuilt a new plant, considered a model of mill construction. The company's timber was towed down the Pacific in huge rafts containing about 400,000 to 500,000 board feet. Mill capacity during a 10-hour day was 150,000 board feet with an amazing annual output of 50 million feet.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Barnet School

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1899
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7820 Barnet Road
Associated Dates
1899
Heritage Value
When the Barnet Mill began operations in 1899, the mill authorities opened a small school to accommodate the children of employees. The school was located in a remodelled harness-room beside the mill and Miss Phoebe Spragge was the first teacher at a salary of $40.00 per month. By 1907, the school had been moved to a purpose-built building where it remained in operation until the early 1950s.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Burnaby Mountain

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Heritage Value
The higher elevations of Burnaby Mountain's south slope produced the ideal soil and temperature conditions for prized native foodstuffs like salmonberry, Indian plum, red elderberry, and other plant species to produce fruit three weeks earlier than elsewhere.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Burnaby Mountain Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
Heritage Value
Burnaby Mountain had been dedicated as park in 1942, however the original park boundaries were reconsidered in 1952 with the development of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Although the boundaries were adjusted to accommodate this project, significant conservation and park lands were left untouched. When, in 1962, the government of British Columbia determined the need for additional post-secondary facilities, Burnaby Mountain was chosen as the site for the new Simon Fraser University which opened in 1965. As early as 1964, the idea of establishing a townsite around the university had been discussed by Burnaby, but it was not until the mid-1990s that the idea came to fruition and by the early 2000s, a new housing development know as the UniverCity took shape on the mountain adjacent to the university.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Burnaby Mountain Park & Centennial Pavilion

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1958
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 100 Centennial Way
Associated Dates
1958
Heritage Value
The first formal park dedication bylaw covering Burnaby Mountain was passed in 1942, but the boundaries were re-adjusted in 1952 with the creation of the Trans Mountain Pipeline site. Significant portions of the mountain remained as dedicated park, however, and in 1957, the site was chosen to house Burnaby's contribution to the celebration of British Columbia's centennial - the Centennial Pavilion. The grounds around the pavilion became a favourite picnic site that provided for the first time a formal viewpoint and public access to other mountain trails. In the 1980s, the Pavilion underwent major renovations and opened in 1986 as Horizons restaurant.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Kapoor Mill

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1939
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1939
Heritage Value
In 1939, Mr. Kapoor Singh Siddoo purchased the eastern section of the former Barnet Mill site from the City of Burnaby and founded Kapoor Sawmills Ltd. The mill was struck by disaster in 1947 when a fire caused $500,000.00 in damage to the property. A smaller mill was rebuilt and was in operation until 1959. Mr. Siddoo, who had been considered to be one of the most influential men in Vancouver's East Indian Community, died in 1964. The mill site became inactive except for a sand and gravel storage area that was used by the Kask Brothers Company, and in 1972 the family sold the property to the Municipality of Burnaby who later turned it into the Barnet Marine Park.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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McColl-Frontenac Oil Company

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1945
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1945
Heritage Value
In 1945, the McColl-Frontenac Oil Company purchased the western section of what used to be the Barnet Mill site from the City of Burnaby. McColl-Frontenac handled the distribution of Texaco gas and built a new plant at the site for this purpose. The company built an improved road access to the plant which later became known as Texaco Drive. Competition from other refineries eventually forced the closure of this plant and in 1985 the area was acquired by the Municipality for the expansion of Barnet Marine Park.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Nichols Chemical Company

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Highway
Associated Dates
1905
Heritage Value
In 1905 the Nichols Chemical Company, acid manufacturers based in Montreal, established their plant on a large point of land just east of the North Pacific Lumber Company. This company was later amalgamated and acquired by General Chemical and remains in operation on the original waterfront site.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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North Pacific Lumber Company Ruins

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Description
Industrial building.
Associated Dates
1909
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Barnet Highway
Associated Dates
1909
Description
Industrial building.
Heritage Value
Located on the shore of Burrard Inlet, these poured concrete piers of the smokestack burner and the former boiler and plant of the North Pacific Lumber Company are among the only remains of the once-thriving industrial site located on the waterfront on the south shore of Burrard Inlet. The sawmill and the Village of Barnet were initiated by David MacLaren, a wealthy lumberman from Buckingham, Quebec, who had previously established the Fraser Mills in Coquitlam in 1889. McLaren gambled that a sawmill on the main line of the C.P.R near Vancouver would serve the Canadian domestic market and be a profitable venture. The North Pacific Lumber Company established itself on this peninsula on Burrard Inlet and was fully operational in 1900. In 1909, the mill was completely burned out by a fire starting in the boiler room. Immediately the plant was rebuilt, modern in every respect and absolutely fireproof, as the entire power plant and boiler room was built of reinforced concrete and steel, of which these ruins are the last remains. The plant closed during the First World War and reopened as the Barnet Lumber Company in 1925 only to close forever in 1931 after a strike during the Great Depression.
Locality
Barnet
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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North Road

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1859
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1859
Heritage Value
When New Westminster was chosen as the first site for the capital city of British Columbia in 1859, Colonel R.C. Moody developed a plan to defend the city from American attack by building a road to connect New Westminster to the Burrard Inlet. Although an attack never came, North Road became a well-used route for citizens in the capital city who travelled the road to enjoy a picnic at the beach or to board a ferry for the city of Port Moody. The road's route over the mountain remained in use until the 1960s, when this section was closed to traffic. North Road is the oldest road in the Lower Mainland.
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Russian Submarines at Barnet

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1915-1917
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1915-1917
Heritage Value
This site was a top secret site where 460 men worked on the assembly of five submarines for the Russian Navy during World War I. The Seattle contractor was forbidden from doing the work in the US because of American neutrality regulations and he set up the secret plant here without the knowledge of the Canadian Government.
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Simon Fraser University

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Description
The planning, design concept, design coordination, site development and landscaping for the original part of the campus were all under the control of Erickson/Massey. The complex was conceived as one building, with future growth occurring at the periphery. Tall buildings would have been out of scal…
Associated Dates
1965
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Associated Dates
1965
Description
The planning, design concept, design coordination, site development and landscaping for the original part of the campus were all under the control of Erickson/Massey. The complex was conceived as one building, with future growth occurring at the periphery. Tall buildings would have been out of scale with the massive mountaintop ridge, so a series of horizontal terraced structures were designed that hugged the ridge and dissolve into the landscape. Following the linear peak of the mountain, the scheme organized various parts of the campus along an east/west line. The concept of a central academic quadrangle was conceived within the tradition of Oxford and Cambridge, and to enhance the sense of contemplative quiet, it was designed as a perfect square raised on massive pilotis, allowing stunning views through a landscaped courtyard. The connecting link was a gigantic space frame-developed in conjunction with Jeffrey Lindsay, a one-time associate of Buckminster Fuller-that provided shelter and a gathering-place for the students. Other architects who had placed among the top five in the competition were retained to design the individual components of the original plan: the Academic Quadrangle by Zoltan S. Kiss; the Theatre, Gymnasium & Swimming Pool by Duncan McNab & Associates; the Science Complex by Rhone & Iredale; and the Library by Robert F. Harrison.
Heritage Value
Following the end of the Second World War, there was unprecedented growth throughout the Lower Mainland. Many returning veterans had settled on the coast, and the loosening of wartime restrictions led to the creation of many new suburban developments throughout the region. The growing population strained existing facilities, and there was a recognition that new educational facilities had to be constructed to meet these growing demands. For many years, the only university in the province was the University of British Columbia. In the 1960s, new universities were planned for both Victoria and Burnaby to serve the wave of baby boomers just then going through high school. The dramatic site chosen for the Burnaby university was the top of Burnaby Mountain, with expansive views over mountain ranges and water. An architectural competition was held for a campus of 7,000 students that could eventually be expanded to 18,000. Of the many submissions, the judges reached unanimity on the winner, an outstanding scheme submitted by the firm of Erickson/Massey. The judges went even further, and recommended that every effort be made to ensure that the winning design be built as submitted. The new Chancellor, Gordon Shrum, agreed. The realization of this scheme won extensive recognition for the work of Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey, and launched Erickson’s international career. In Erickson’s words: "Unlike any previous university, Simon Fraser is a direct translation into architecture of the expanding fields of knowledge that defy traditional boundaries, of the vital role of the university as both challenger and conservor of human culture, and of the university community as one in constant intellectual, spiritual and social interchange." The new school opened for classes in September 1965, nicknamed the “instant university,” and quickly gained a radical reputation. The startling futuristic architecture and open layout suited the explosive nature of the mid-1960s, when political and social traditions of all types were being questioned and student protests were common. Many of SFU’s programs were considered experimental, even controversial, and unrest and conflict on the campus continued for a number of years. Since this auspicious beginning 40 years ago, SFU has grown to house 25,000 students on three campuses. The core of the original campus, recognized world-wide as a profound work of architecture, remains essentially intact today.
Locality
Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Barnet (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
Architect
Erickson/Massey
Area
1360000.00
Contributing Resource
Building
Ownership
Private
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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51st Annual Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of competitors at the 51st Annual Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival, in the Chancellor's Gym at Simon Fraser University. Photographs depict two different dance couples, both in costume and in the midst of performing.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2000]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
File
Record No.
535-2397
Accession Number
2018-12
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff) : col.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of competitors at the 51st Annual Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival, in the Chancellor's Gym at Simon Fraser University. Photographs depict two different dance couples, both in costume and in the midst of performing.
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Subjects
Recreational Activities - Dancing
Events - Festivals
Names
Simon Fraser University
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a May 2000 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "More than 300 young square dancers from BC, Washington and Oregon converged on Chacellor's Gym at SFU over the weekend to strut their stuff at the 51st Annual Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 8888 University Drive
Burnaby - University Drive
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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1958 Centennial Committee

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide (Munshaw) ; 7 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of forty-one Burnaby Centennial Committee members at the Burnaby Centennial Pavilion on Burnaby Mountain. John Shaw, Municipal Clerk, can be seen in the second row from the front, 6th from the left and Reverend Faulkner is seated in the front row, second from the left. The rest are unide…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1958
Collection/Fonds
John Shaw fonds
Series
Civil Service series
Description Level
Item
Record No.
485-065
Accession Number
2005-15
2006-01
2007-18
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide (Munshaw) ; 7 x 7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of forty-one Burnaby Centennial Committee members at the Burnaby Centennial Pavilion on Burnaby Mountain. John Shaw, Municipal Clerk, can be seen in the second row from the front, 6th from the left and Reverend Faulkner is seated in the front row, second from the left. The rest are unidentified.
Subjects
Occupations - City Clerks
Occupations - Clergy
Names
Shaw, John Horace "Jack"
Faulker, Rev.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note on vero reads: "1958 Centennial Cmte. Burnaby Mtn"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Centennial Way
Burnaby - 100 Centennial Way
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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