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Lozells Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1925-1954
Heritage Value
Like a lot of residential neighbourhoods in Burnaby during the post-War boom, the Lozells area during the 1925-1954 period was one of new construction and subdivisions. Although more homes were being built, the neighbourhood still retained a somewhat rural characteristic well into the 1950s.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
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Lozells Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905-1924
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1905-1924
Heritage Value
In 1906 C.T. Piper and Alfred Wiggs built a sawmill at the foot of what is now Piper Avenue along the north shore of Burnaby Lake. These operations and the proximity of the Great Northern Railway encourage settlers to move into this area and among them were Colonel and Mrs. James Ward. They were authorized to open a post office here and Mrs. Ward named it 'Lozells' after the Anglican parish to which she had been a member in Birmingham, England.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
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Government Road Neighbourhood

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1955-2008
Heritage Value
After the building boom of the 1950s, the Government Road Neighbourhood became characterised as a stable, single-family residential area. In addition to the residential component, the neighbourhood also has a significant industrial sector, along the north side of Burnaby Lake, and a commercial zone to the north along the Lougheed Highway.
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
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Lozells Post Office in Burnaby

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1910 and 1913]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 13.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lozells Post Office, on the north shore of Burnaby Lake. This two storey house stood at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. Around the house is a low picket fence, and a large sign that read, "LOZELLS." In 1908, Col. James Ward and his wife, Mrs. Wa…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.2 x 13.7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lozells Post Office, on the north shore of Burnaby Lake. This two storey house stood at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. Around the house is a low picket fence, and a large sign that read, "LOZELLS." In 1908, Col. James Ward and his wife, Mrs. Ward, came to Lozells and opened a post office. Mrs. Ward named the place Lozells because when she lived in Birmingham England, she was a parishioner in the Anglican Parish of Lozells. (Reference: George Green's "History of Burnaby" p147).
Subjects
Buildings - Institutional - Post Offices
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV975.32.2
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
N/A
Date
[between 1910 and 1913]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
17-Aug-06
Scale
100
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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to James Haddon and Logan Wright's boyhood days in the Lozells neighbourhood of Burnaby. Their wives, Jean Haddon and Amy Wright are also introduced.
Date Range
1914-1920
Length
0:09:27
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to James Haddon and Logan Wright's boyhood days in the Lozells neighbourhood of Burnaby. Their wives, Jean Haddon and Amy Wright are also introduced.
Date Range
1914-1920
Length
0:09:27
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
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Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_Track_1
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.
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to James Haddon and Logan Wright's school days in the Lozells neighbourhood of Burnaby.
Date Range
1921-1927
Length
0:07:12
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to James Haddon and Logan Wright's school days in the Lozells neighbourhood of Burnaby.
Date Range
1921-1927
Length
0:07:12
Name
Seaforth School
Sperling Avenue School
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_Track_2
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.
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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Interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright June 27, 1975 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jean Haddon's memories of first coming to Burnaby with her family, as well as Jim Haddon's memories of working for the municipality as a contractor during the Depression. He also briefly mentions the Edmonds riot of 1932.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:10:01
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Jean Haddon's memories of first coming to Burnaby with her family, as well as Jim Haddon's memories of working for the municipality as a contractor during the Depression. He also briefly mentions the Edmonds riot of 1932.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:10:01
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
June 27, 1975
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with James "Jim" Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright by Simon Fraser University student Bettina Bradbury, June 27, 1975. Major theme discussed is: the Depression. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
James "Jim", "Jimmy" Haddon was born in 1914 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Jim's father used to hunt in Burnaby as a boy and liked it so much that when he grew up, he built a house at Government Road and Piper Avenue and moved his young family there. Jim's father was a logger and contractor with a team of two horses. Jim began his schooling at Sperling Avenue School in 1921. He attended Sperling for one year, then switched to Seaforth School from 1922 on. Jim's older brother Art hauled gravel for the municipality while Jim was at Seaforth. In 1929, at sixteen years old, Jim left school to work for his father driving the truck, helping to haul logs, wood and gravel. Throughout the 1930s, he did contracting for the municipality. Jim Haddon met his wife Jean when her family moved into the neighbourhood in the 1930s. Jean Haddon was born in Saskatchewan in 1914. Her father's work had gone into receivership and so the family of nine packed up and drove out west in a Dodge Touring car. With two brothers and four sisters, Jean was the oldest. The family settled on Government Road and Phillips Avenue. Jean and her husband Jim Haddon were at a dance together at Cultus Lake when the war broke out. Logan Wright was born in 1915 and moved with his family from Mount Pleasant to Burnaby in 1923 to Phillips Avenue and Greenwood. The Wright family had five acres of land that held one hundred and twenty fruit trees. His father worked for BC Electric in Vancouver, and faced a ten dollar a month cut in pay during the Depression. Logan began at Sperling Avenue School in 1923, then Seaforth School in 1924. He attended Seaforth until 1932 when he left to begin working, first as a farmer, then a gold miner, and a construction worker before securing a job at BC Electric. Amy Wright was born in 1920. Her family lived at the 4300 block of Cambridge Street in the Vancouver Heights neighbourhood of North Burnaby, moving there just a year before she was born. Her father worked at Mac and Mack's in downtown Vancouver five and a half days a week. On the weekends, her family took the Union Steamship to Gibson's. Amy's mother was an active member of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Amy graduated high school in 1938 and went on to University. Logan Wright met his wife Amy in 1946 through Logan's sister Francis, who invited her neighbour Amy to dinner.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:16:28
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Haddon, James "Jimmy"
Haddon, Jean
Wright, Amy
Wright, Logan
Interview Location
Gibsons, British Columbia
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.
100-13-15_Track_4
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.
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with James Haddon, Jean Haddon, Amy Wright and Logan Wright

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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's reading of an essay written by Captain Thomas S. Guns describing the Lozells district, as well as quoting single sentences of various other writers on the topic of Deer Lake and the Burnaby Lake District. Alfred mentions the first schools of B…
Date Range
1892-1955
Length
0:07:38
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's reading of an essay written by Captain Thomas S. Guns describing the Lozells district, as well as quoting single sentences of various other writers on the topic of Deer Lake and the Burnaby Lake District. Alfred mentions the first schools of Burnaby Lake and the "pleasure walk" along Douglas Road, from Vancouver to New Westminster.
Date Range
1892-1955
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham standing next to a 1931 Model T Ford, 1932. Item no. HV976.46.4
Length
0:07:38
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
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Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-20-2_Track_4
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
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.
Audio Tracks

Track four of recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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J.E. and Hephezebah Ward

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36626
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.5 cm print
Item No.
312-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lieutenant Colonel James E. Ward standing next to his wife Hephzebah, who is sitting in a wicker chair outside on the front porch. They look to be on the porch of the Lozells Post Office at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. In 1908 the couple came t…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
312-001
Accession Number
BHS993-09
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lieutenant Colonel James E. Ward standing next to his wife Hephzebah, who is sitting in a wicker chair outside on the front porch. They look to be on the porch of the Lozells Post Office at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. In 1908 the couple came to Burnaby and opened the post office (naming it Lozells because when they lived in Birmingham England, Hepezebah was a parishioner in the Anglican Parish of Lozells).
Names
Ward, James E.
Ward, Hephzebah
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
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Wedding of Gertie Sanden to Alf Boyd

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
312-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the wedding of Gertie Sanden to Alf Boyd. The wedding party looks to be standing on the stairs of the Lozells Post Office at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. In 1908, Col. James Ward and his wife Hepezebah came to Burnaby and opened the post office…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
312-002
Accession Number
BHS993-09
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the wedding of Gertie Sanden to Alf Boyd. The wedding party looks to be standing on the stairs of the Lozells Post Office at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. In 1908, Col. James Ward and his wife Hepezebah came to Burnaby and opened the post office (naming it Lozells because when they lived in Birmingham England, Hepezebah was a parishioner in the Anglican Parish of Lozells).
Subjects
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Boyd, Alf
Boyd, Gertie Sanden
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Richard and Edith Hardy

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36628
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.5 cm print
Item No.
312-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Richard and Edith Hardy standing inside a fenced yard. Edith has her arms around Richard's shoulders. They are most likely at the Lozells Post Office at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. In 1908, Col. James Ward and his wife Hepezebah came to Burna…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
312-003
Accession Number
BHS993-09
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Richard and Edith Hardy standing inside a fenced yard. Edith has her arms around Richard's shoulders. They are most likely at the Lozells Post Office at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. In 1908, Col. James Ward and his wife Hepezebah came to Burnaby and opened the post office (naming it Lozells because when they lived in Birmingham England, Hepezebah was a parishioner in the Anglican Parish of Lozells).
Names
Hardy, Richard
Hardy, Edith
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
312-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Ward Family, including children and grandchildren sitting outside. They are most likely on the porch of the Lozells Post Office at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. In 1908, Col. James Ward and his wife Hepezebah came to Burnaby and opened the p…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1912] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Richard Hardy family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
312-004
Accession Number
BHS993-09
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Ward Family, including children and grandchildren sitting outside. They are most likely on the porch of the Lozells Post Office at the north eastern corner of the Great Northern tracks and Piper Road. In 1908, Col. James Ward and his wife Hepezebah came to Burnaby and opened the post office (naming it Lozells because when they lived in Birmingham England, Hepezebah was a parishioner in the Anglican Parish of Lozells).
Names
Ward, Hephzebah
Ward, James E.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-427
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Government Road in front of the Haddon family house at 7870 Government Road. Note the bushland and rough road surface.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-427
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Government Road in front of the Haddon family house at 7870 Government Road. Note the bushland and rough road surface.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Government Road property

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35830
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-689
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left) James Ker (maternal grandfather), (right) Robert Haddon (father), and Gordon Haddon (son), cutting firewood from a large fallen fir with a Wee MacGregor chainsaw on their Hastings Mill property south of the family home on Government Road.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[191-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-689
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left) James Ker (maternal grandfather), (right) Robert Haddon (father), and Gordon Haddon (son), cutting firewood from a large fallen fir with a Wee MacGregor chainsaw on their Hastings Mill property south of the family home on Government Road.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Tools and Equipment
Plants - Trees
Names
Haddon, Gordon
Haddon, Robert
Ker, James
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Butler House at 8006 Government Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto281
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.1 x 8.6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a house with wood plank boardwalk leading to the front door. On both sides of the planks are flower beds. The lawn is well kept, and the house appears to be in a residential area. Another house can be seen to the left of the photograph. The accession register notes the house is lo…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.1 x 8.6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a house with wood plank boardwalk leading to the front door. On both sides of the planks are flower beds. The lawn is well kept, and the house appears to be in a residential area. Another house can be seen to the left of the photograph. The accession register notes the house is located at 8006 Government Road. A note in the accession file explains Mr. and Mrs. Butler built their own house on Government Road in 1930 or 1931.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 8006 Government Road
Accession Code
HV983.42.1
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
N/A
Date
[193-?]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Scan Resolution
800
Scan Date
27-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.3 x 9.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a family of three (a couple and a man or woman) at a table in the front yard of the house depicted in HV983.42.1. Visible to the right of the photograph is a flower bed that runs along the side of the wood plank boardwalk that leads to the front door. The lawn is well kept, and the …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.3 x 9.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a family of three (a couple and a man or woman) at a table in the front yard of the house depicted in HV983.42.1. Visible to the right of the photograph is a flower bed that runs along the side of the wood plank boardwalk that leads to the front door. The lawn is well kept, and the house appears to be in a residential area. Another house can be seen to the left of the photograph. The accession register notes the house is located at 8006 Government Road. A note in the accession file explains Mr and Mrs Butler built their own house on Government Road in 1930 or 1931.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 8006 Government Road
Accession Code
HV983.42.2
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
N/A
Date
[193-?]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Scan Resolution
800
Scan Date
27-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Images
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Mr. and Mrs. Orville E. Butler

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto284
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.7 x 14.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Orville E. Butler in front of their house. They are standing with an unidentified man in suit pants, shirt and a tie that is blowing in the wind. In the back, nearer the house, there is a table with tea cups arranged on it. Mr. Orville is wearing glasses, suspenders and a…
Administrative History
Orval (or Orville) Elsworth Butler married Florena (or Floriana) Birdin 1928. He worked as a a cabinet maker and carpenter while she worked as a clerk until her marriage at age 44. Orval's first wife was named Catharine. Orval and Florena moved to Burnaby in the 1930s. Orval died at age 79 in 1941.…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9.7 x 14.9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Orville E. Butler in front of their house. They are standing with an unidentified man in suit pants, shirt and a tie that is blowing in the wind. In the back, nearer the house, there is a table with tea cups arranged on it. Mr. Orville is wearing glasses, suspenders and a pocket watch by his waist. The Butlers lived at 8006 Government Road.
Administrative History
Orval (or Orville) Elsworth Butler married Florena (or Floriana) Birdin 1928. He worked as a a cabinet maker and carpenter while she worked as a clerk until her marriage at age 44. Orval's first wife was named Catharine. Orval and Florena moved to Burnaby in the 1930s. Orval died at age 79 in 1941. Florena died in 1973 at age 90. Orval Butler likely built a house at 8006 Government Rd with his first wife, Catherine. Florena later lived in the house.
Names
Butler, Orville E.
Butler, Floriana (Florena)
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 8006 Government Road
Accession Code
HV983.42.5
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
N/A
Date
[193-]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
27-Aug-06
Scale
100
Images
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Orville E. Butler at his house

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto285
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.0 x 25.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Butler family house at 8006 Government Road. On the lawn, Orville E. Butler and a young woman with a hat, possibly his daughter, are sitting on a bench, looking towards the photographer.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.0 x 25.2 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Butler family house at 8006 Government Road. On the lawn, Orville E. Butler and a young woman with a hat, possibly his daughter, are sitting on a bench, looking towards the photographer.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Butler, Orville E.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 8006 Government Road
Accession Code
HV983.42.6
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
N/A
Date
[193-?]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
27-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Images
Less detail

Orville E. Butler at his house

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto286
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-?]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Butler family house at 8006 Government Road. On the lawn, Mr. Orville E. Butler and a young woman with a hat, possibly his daughter, are sitting on a bench, looking towards the photographer.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17.5 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Butler family house at 8006 Government Road. On the lawn, Mr. Orville E. Butler and a young woman with a hat, possibly his daughter, are sitting on a bench, looking towards the photographer.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Butler, Orville E.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 8006 Government Road
Accession Code
HV983.42.7
Access Restriction
Open access
Reproduction Restriction
N/A
Date
[193-?]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2/11/2010
Scale
100
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1925]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 23.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Seaforth School at its original location on Government Road. Eighteen children are lined up along a wooden plank boardwalk at the front of the school. The school building was later moved to Burnaby Village Museum.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 23.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Seaforth School at its original location on Government Road. Eighteen children are lined up along a wooden plank boardwalk at the front of the school. The school building was later moved to Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Names
Seaforth School
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 7881 Government Road
Accession Code
BV985.6022.1
Access Restriction
Open Access
Date
[1925]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
27-May-09
Scale
100
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11 x 16 cm print and 10 x 12.5 cm negative
Item No.
556-216
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a guard dog sign at Foster's Kennels, 7287 Lougheed Highway, Foster's Kennels specialized in training attack dogs, both German shepherds and Doberman pinschers. Shortly after the photograph was taken, the kennel relocated to Langley.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-216
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11 x 16 cm print and 10 x 12.5 cm negative
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a guard dog sign at Foster's Kennels, 7287 Lougheed Highway, Foster's Kennels specialized in training attack dogs, both German shepherds and Doberman pinschers. Shortly after the photograph was taken, the kennel relocated to Langley.
Photographer
McCarron, John
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Kennels
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Names
Foster's Kennels
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - 7287 Lougheed Highway
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11 x 16 cm print and 10 x 12.5 cm negative
Item No.
556-217
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows trainers with a German shepherd at Foster's Kennels on Lougheed Highway.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-217
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11 x 16 cm print and 10 x 12.5 cm negative
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows trainers with a German shepherd at Foster's Kennels on Lougheed Highway.
Photographer
McCarron, John
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Kennels
Names
Foster's Kennels
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - 7287 Lougheed Highway
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Target Concrete Products Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79397
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 6, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11 x 16 cm print and 10 x 12.5 cm negative
Item No.
556-273
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Target Concrete Products Ltd. at 7550 Conrad Street. The company, owned by B. T, Giraud dries, pre-bags, blends sand and cement and produces specialty concrete products.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
October 6, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-273
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11 x 16 cm print and 10 x 12.5 cm negative
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Target Concrete Products Ltd. at 7550 Conrad Street. The company, owned by B. T, Giraud dries, pre-bags, blends sand and cement and produces specialty concrete products.
Photographer
McCarron, John
Names
Target Concrete Products Ltd.
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Conrad Street
Burnaby - 7550 Conrad Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail

Seaforth Elementary School

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto79621
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 22, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11 x 16 cm print and 10 x 12.5 cm negative
Item No.
556-361
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows bicycles parked outside Seaforth Elementary School 7881 Government Street near Piper Avenue. The older part of the school was constructed in 1922, newer portions contructed 1953-1958.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 22, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Item No.
556-361
Accession Number
2013-13
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 11 x 16 cm print and 10 x 12.5 cm negative
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows bicycles parked outside Seaforth Elementary School 7881 Government Street near Piper Avenue. The older part of the school was constructed in 1922, newer portions contructed 1953-1958.
Photographer
McCarron, John
Subjects
Buildings - Schools
Transportation - Bicycles
Names
Seaforth School
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 7881 Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Interview with Annie Boulanger by Rod Fowler April 9, 1990 - Track 6

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Annie Boulanger’s family history, her parents’ origin, work and move to Burnaby, what the Napier Street area looked like in the 1950s and the Government Street neighbourhood in the 1960s, her education and teaching career, and her marriage. She explains why Go…
Date Range
1925-1970
Length
00:07:42
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Annie Boulanger’s family history, her parents’ origin, work and move to Burnaby, what the Napier Street area looked like in the 1950s and the Government Street neighbourhood in the 1960s, her education and teaching career, and her marriage. She explains why Government Street has a jog in it at Brighton.
Date Range
1925-1970
Length
00:07:42
Subject
Occupations - Teachers
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Government Road Area
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
April 9, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Annie Boulanger, conducted by Rod Fowler. Annie Boulanger was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about Annie Boulanger’s volunteer community work in Burnaby, including initiating the teaching of french and gymnastics at Seaforth School where her children attended, doing historical research and oral histories for Burnaby Heritage Village and the SFU Archives, becoming a long term member of the Burnaby Writers’ Club, being a member and President of Burnaby Arts Council, and member of the Parks Board's Centre for the Performing Arts Committee (1987). The interview focuses attention on the Arts Council’s financial difficulties between 1985 and 1990, and the need for a comprehensive approach to supporting the arts through a municipal arts policy. Annie Boulanger also talks about her parents’ history, their home on Napier Street and her later home on Government Road, her education and teaching career, and her arts journalism. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Annie Urbanovits Boulanger’s parents emigrated from Hungary to Toronto, Louis in 1925 and Irene in 1930, where they married. Louis and Irene Boulanger moved to Vancouver where Louis worked in the Vancouver Shipyards during WWII and then for Nichols Chemical Company in Barnet for 15 years. While the Urbanovits family lived in Cloverdale, Louis commuted to Kask’s Camp in Barnet, until they moved to Burnaby in 1951 to an old farm purchased on Napier Street. Between 1951 and 1956 Annie completed her BA degree, majoring in chemistry and english with a minor in physical education, and obtained her teaching diploma at UBC. She taught for 4 years in various locations in BC before marrying and moving to Manitoba and Ottawa. She and her husband and five children (two more children to come later) returned to Burnaby in 1964 to a home on Government Street to be close to family. Annie Boulanger became involved in the community first through her children’s school, initiating and teaching french classes in Seaforth School in 1969, and supporting the development of gymnastics in school and as a municipal program. Her interest in Archives lead to doing oral histories for John Adams, curator of Heritage Village [Burnaby Heritage Village], and for SFU Archives. She became a long time member of the Burnaby Writers’ Club in the 1970s, taking a course in writing non-fiction from Chris Potter. In 1983 Annie Boulanger joined the Burnaby Arts Council, becoming President in 1985. She was involved in lobbying the municipality for better monetary support and facilities for the arts and for the creation of a Municipal Arts Policy. She has continued to promote the arts in Burnaby through her appointment to Burnaby’s Visual Arts Advisory Board in 1997, her arts journalism, writing regular book and theatre reviews for the local newspaper, and other activities. She was a member of the Burnaby Centennial Committee and was one of the editors of the book “Burnaby Centennial Anthology”.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:41:53
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Boulanger, Annie
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-022_Track_6
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with Annie Boulanger

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Lenkurt Electric Company

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto34690
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1957]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
099-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of aerial view of the Lenkurt Electric Company at 6960 Lougheed Highway (later renumbered 7018 Lougheed Highway). A sign on the top of the building reads, "Lenkurt." An information sheet from the Company Relation Division of Lenkurt attached to the back of the photograph reads, "Aerial…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1957]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
099-001
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of aerial view of the Lenkurt Electric Company at 6960 Lougheed Highway (later renumbered 7018 Lougheed Highway). A sign on the top of the building reads, "Lenkurt." An information sheet from the Company Relation Division of Lenkurt attached to the back of the photograph reads, "Aerial view of a 34,000 square foot building including a 19,000 square foot extension to the existing 15,000 square foot plant of Lenkurt Electric Co. of Canada Ltd. in North Burnaby, B.C., as at May 10th, 1957. / The building is situated on 20 acres of land and faces north onto Lougheed Highway."
Photographer
Commercial Illustrators Industrial Photographers
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Automobile Parking Lots
Buildings - Industrial
Names
Lenkurt Electric Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp and annotation on back of photograph reads, "TA. 8817 / Commerical Illustrators / Industrial Photographers / 601 Denman St., Vancouver 5, B.C. / File No. 1080-1"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - 7018 Lougheed Highway
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84893
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-014
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby north of Lougheed Highway and west of Sperling Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-014
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby north of Lougheed Highway and west of Sperling Avenue.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:119 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:118 to the west and BC5061:120 to the east
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Lake City Area
Government Road Area
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby Lake Area

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-028
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby with Burnaby Lake to the south and Broadway to the north.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-028
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby with Burnaby Lake to the south and Broadway to the north.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5062:23 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5062:24 to the west and B.C. air photograph BC5062:22 to the east
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Government Road Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-422
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Haddon family home at 7870 Government Road between Lozells Avenue and Piper Avenue. Three adults and a young child are standing in at the front door.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1919 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-422
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Haddon family home at 7870 Government Road between Lozells Avenue and Piper Avenue. Three adults and a young child are standing in at the front door.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 7870 Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-423
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Robert Haddon at the back of the family home at 7870 Government Road between Lozells Avenue and Piper Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1924 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-423
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Robert Haddon at the back of the family home at 7870 Government Road between Lozells Avenue and Piper Avenue.
Names
Haddon, Robert
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 7870 Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-424
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Haddon family boys. Left to right: Gordon Haddon (brother), Jimmy Haddon (cousin), and Douglas Haddon (brother). This photo was taken looking south from behind the family home at 7870 Government Road between Lozells Avenue and Piper Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-424
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Haddon family boys. Left to right: Gordon Haddon (brother), Jimmy Haddon (cousin), and Douglas Haddon (brother). This photo was taken looking south from behind the family home at 7870 Government Road between Lozells Avenue and Piper Avenue.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Names
Haddon, Douglas
Haddon, Gordon
Haddon, Jimmy
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 7870 Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-425
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph looking east on Government Road from the Haddon family house. One of the men in the photo is Robert Haddon. The other two people are unidentified. Note the loose gravel roadway and the bridge over Eagle Creek.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1912 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-425
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph looking east on Government Road from the Haddon family house. One of the men in the photo is Robert Haddon. The other two people are unidentified. Note the loose gravel roadway and the bridge over Eagle Creek.
Subjects
Structures - Bridges
Geographic Features - Streams
Geographic Features - Roads
Names
Haddon, Robert
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Eagle Creek
Burnaby - Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-426
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left) Gordon Haddon and (right) Jimmy Haddon, his cousin, at Burnaby Lake where Eagle Creek flows into it. At the left is the dock at the foot of Piper Avenue. The water was deep and good for swimming.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1925 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-426
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left) Gordon Haddon and (right) Jimmy Haddon, his cousin, at Burnaby Lake where Eagle Creek flows into it. At the left is the dock at the foot of Piper Avenue. The water was deep and good for swimming.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Geographic Features - Creeks
Structures - Piers and Wharves
Sports - Swimming
Names
Haddon, Gordon
Haddon, Jimmy
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Eagle Creek
Burnaby - Piper Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Begining construction on the Lozells Community Hall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36420
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 11 cm print
Item No.
267-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the begining of construction on the Lozells Community Hall.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
267-001
Accession Number
BHS991-34
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 11 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the begining of construction on the Lozells Community Hall.
Subjects
Construction
Buildings - Recreational - Community Halls
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Print is a colour copy of a sepia original
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Lozells Avenue
Burnaby - Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Construction on Lozells Community Hall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36421
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 11 cm print
Item No.
267-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the middle of construction on the Lozells Community Hall.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
267-002
Accession Number
BHS991-34
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 11 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the middle of construction on the Lozells Community Hall.
Subjects
Construction
Buildings - Recreational - Community Halls
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Print is a colour copy of a sepia original
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Lozells Avenue
Burnaby - Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Lozells Community Hall near completion

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36422
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 11 cm print
Item No.
267-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Lozells Community Hall near completion.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
267-003
Accession Number
BHS991-34
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 11 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Lozells Community Hall near completion.
Subjects
Construction
Buildings - Recreational - Community Halls
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Print is a colour copy of a sepia original
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Lozells Avenue
Burnaby - Government Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Volunteers clearing site for Lozells Hall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37058
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.7 cm print
Item No.
315-521
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of volunteers clearing the site for the original Lozells Community Hall.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1920] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-521
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of volunteers clearing the site for the original Lozells Community Hall.
Subjects
Transportation - Horses
Land Clearing
Names
Lozells Community Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - Lozells Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Volunteers building Lozells Hall

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37059
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1, 1924 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.7 cm print
Item No.
315-522
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of volunteers involved with the building of the original Lozell's Hall.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1, 1924 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-522
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.7 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of volunteers involved with the building of the original Lozell's Hall.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Persons - Volunteers
Names
Lozell's Hall
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - Lozells Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Interior of Lenkurt Electric Company

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto45616
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1976, published November 17, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Item No.
480-510
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of Lenkurt Electric's main manufacturing plant on the Lougheed Highway in Burnaby. Workers are at their desks, with their heads down, busily working. At the time of this photograph; "...1,400 employees make it one of the top secondary industries in B.C".
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 1976, published November 17, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-510
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of Lenkurt Electric's main manufacturing plant on the Lougheed Highway in Burnaby. Workers are at their desks, with their heads down, busily working. At the time of this photograph; "...1,400 employees make it one of the top secondary industries in B.C".
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial - Factories
Names
Lenkurt Electric Company
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping attached to verso of photograph reads: "Unit production at Lenkurt Electric's head office, research and development facility and main manufacturing plant on the Lougheed Highway in Burnaby is carried out on a semi-production basis, with a number of selected components mounted at each station. A total of 1,400 employees make it one of the top secondary industries in B.C."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7018 Lougheed Highway
Burnaby - Lougheed Highway
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Interview with John Kirbyson by Kathy Bossort September 28, 2015 - Track 1

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory556
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about John Kirbyson’s early life, his family’s move to Burnaby in 1969, his connection to the outdoors, and his experience as a student at SFU earning his bachelors degree in Physical Geography. He also talks about hiking on Burnaby Mountain and working for the City…
Date Range
1954-1978
Length
0:09:35
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about John Kirbyson’s early life, his family’s move to Burnaby in 1969, his connection to the outdoors, and his experience as a student at SFU earning his bachelors degree in Physical Geography. He also talks about hiking on Burnaby Mountain and working for the City of Burnaby while going to school.
Date Range
1954-1978
Length
0:09:35
Name
Crampton, Colin
Simon Fraser University
City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Subject
Education
Occupations
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
September 28, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Kirbyson conducted by Kathy Bossort. John Kirbyson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about John Kirbyson’s education and career as parks planner for the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, and the development of the 1999 Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area Management Plan. The interview explores how parks management balances environmental and recreational values and safety, and the importance of good guidelines and public input in the parks planning process. John Kirbyson also talks about recreational activities and various developments on Burnaby Mountain in the 1990s, such as the Kamui Mintara sculptures.
Biographical Notes
John Kirbyson was born in Vancouver in 1954, to Arnold and Winnifred Kirbyson. After several years spent in Winnipeg and Calgary, the Kirbyson family moved to Hunter Street in Burnaby in 1969 where John remembers living near the City’s nursery. John earned his BSc degree at SFU in Physical Geography (1973-1978) and then worked for the City of Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services between 1978 and 2005, where he moved from labourer to management positions. Supported by the City, he returned to SFU to earn his Masters degree in the School of Resource and Environment Management in 1991, his thesis being on restoration of Deer Lake. He was Manager of Parks Planning, Design and Development in the 1990s at the time that land on Burnaby Mountain was transferred from SFU to the City of Burnaby, and had the opportunity to direct the development of the first management plan for the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area. From 2005 to 2010 John was Manager of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Dept. in Penticton, after which he has worked as an environmental consultant for Lees & Associates Landscape Architects and Planners. He is married to wife Linda and has three children: Linnaea, Jeremy and Colin.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:33:43
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Kirbyson, John W.
Interview Location
John Kirbyson's son's home in Langley
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-002_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track one of interview with John Kirbyson

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Aerial photograph of Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84892
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-013
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby north of Lougheed Highway.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-013
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby north of Lougheed Highway.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:118 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:117 to the west and BC5061:119 to the east
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Parkcrest-Aubrey Area
Ardingley-Sprott Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Government Road Area
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84894
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-015
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby north of Broadway and west of Sperling Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-015
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby north of Broadway and west of Sperling Avenue.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:120 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:119 to the west and BC5061:121 to the east
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Lake City Area
Government Road Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84896
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-016
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby north of Broadway and west of Sperling Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-016
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby north of Broadway and west of Sperling Avenue.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5061:121 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5061:120 to the west and BC5061:122 to the east
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Lake City Area
Government Road Area
Burnaby Mountain Area
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby Lake Area

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84908
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-026
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby with Lougheed Highway in the north west corner, the Trans Canada Highway in the south east corner and Burnaby Lake appearing from the west.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-026
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby with Lougheed Highway in the north west corner, the Trans Canada Highway in the south east corner and Burnaby Lake appearing from the west.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5062:25 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5062:26 to the west and B.C. air photograph BC5062:24 to the east
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Government Road Area
Burnaby Lake Area
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby Lake Area

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84909
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-027
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby with Lougheed Highway to the north and Burnaby Lake to the south.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-027
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby with Lougheed Highway to the north and Burnaby Lake to the south.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5062:24 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5062:25 to the west and B.C. air photograph BC5062:23 to the east
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Sperling-Broadway Area
Government Road Area
Burnaby Lake Area
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Aerial photograph of Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto84911
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
561-029
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby with Lougheed Highway running west to east through the middle of the photograph and the Trans Canada Highway in the lower left segment.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Allan Amundsen collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
561-029
Accession Number
2014-08
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
No reproduction permitted
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Burnaby with Lougheed Highway running west to east through the middle of the photograph and the Trans Canada Highway in the lower left segment.
Photographer
BC Government Air Photographs
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
This photo is indentified as BC5062:22 and connects with B.C. air photograph BC5062:23 to the west and B.C. air photograph BC5062:21
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lake City Area
Government Road Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Lyndhurst Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
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Boys in front of Northeast Farmers' Institute

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-428
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of boys in drill team sashes, probably rehearsing for May Day. Identified: (front row, 2nd from left) Gordon Haddon. This photograph was taken in front of the Northeast Farmers' Institute (later called Lozells Community Hall) at 3325 Lozells Avenue in Charles Rummel Park.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-428
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of boys in drill team sashes, probably rehearsing for May Day. Identified: (front row, 2nd from left) Gordon Haddon. This photograph was taken in front of the Northeast Farmers' Institute (later called Lozells Community Hall) at 3325 Lozells Avenue in Charles Rummel Park.
Subjects
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Haddon, Gordon
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Charles Rummel Park
Burnaby - Lozells Avenue
Burnaby - 3325 Lozells Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-421
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Seaforth School parents, teacher, and students. Identified: (far left) Mrs. Jean Ker Haddon (mother); (2nd from right) Gordon Haddon. Teacher: Miss Postill (not identified). Taken at Seaforth school in 1922, the year it was built. The reprised schoolhouse was later relocated to Burna…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-421
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Seaforth School parents, teacher, and students. Identified: (far left) Mrs. Jean Ker Haddon (mother); (2nd from right) Gordon Haddon. Teacher: Miss Postill (not identified). Taken at Seaforth school in 1922, the year it was built. The reprised schoolhouse was later relocated to Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Haddon, Gordon
Haddon, Jean Ker
Postill, Miss
Seaforth School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 7881 Government Road
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Opening day of Seaforth School in Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36608
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
J. P. Dickson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 18.5 x 23.5 cm (sight) in mat 30 x 35 cm
Item No.
308-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage - Oversize Box 3
Scope and Content
Photograph of the official opening of Seaforth School on Government Road at Piper Avenue. Teachers, students, parents and staff are all standing on the steps of the school as well as in a long row out front. Individuals have been identified as; (from top of stairs) the school's first teacher Mrs. P…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
J. P. Dickson fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
308-001
Accession Number
BHS992-51
Storage Location
A/V Storage - Oversize Box 3
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 18.5 x 23.5 cm (sight) in mat 30 x 35 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the official opening of Seaforth School on Government Road at Piper Avenue. Teachers, students, parents and staff are all standing on the steps of the school as well as in a long row out front. Individuals have been identified as; (from top of stairs) the school's first teacher Mrs. Postill, (next step, left to right) [unidentified], Evelyn Jenkins, (next step) Dorothy Pipe, Myrtle Jackson, (next step) [unidentified], (next step) Beulah Tobaert, [unidentified], [unidentified], (next step) Madaleine Tobaert, Stewart Pipe, Arthur Haddon, (next step) [unidentified], [unidentified], Gordon Haddon, Russell Pipe, (next step) Jimmie Haddon, Douglas Haddon, George Johnston. Seated on the bottom steps are; unidentified and Douglas Haddon. Standing on the ground to the right of the seated boys are; (back row) [unidentified], [looks to be Claude Hill], [unidentified]. Standing in front of them are Kathleen Pipe, [unidentified] and Jack Jenkins. Standing on the ground to the left of the staircase are all unidentified except for the woman wearing a hat who has been identified as Mrs. Haddon (Myrtle and Jimmie's mom).The school building was later moved to Burnaby Village Museum.
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Seaforth School
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Item no. BV985.6022.2 is a laser copy of this original
Individuals were identified from handwritten notes on recto of item BV985.6022.2 (laser copy of original)
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 7881 Government Road
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
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Seaforth School, Grades 1 - IV

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37337
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1946
Collection/Fonds
Seaforth School collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.7 cm
Item No.
355-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of twenty-four children sitting and standing in rows outside with their teacher. A label on the back of the photograph states that the students are from Seaforth School, Grades 1 - IV. The students are identified as follows: Back row (l to r), Miss MacDonald (teacher), Betty Cook, Kenny …
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1946
Collection/Fonds
Seaforth School collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
355-001
Accession Number
BHS997-14
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of twenty-four children sitting and standing in rows outside with their teacher. A label on the back of the photograph states that the students are from Seaforth School, Grades 1 - IV. The students are identified as follows: Back row (l to r), Miss MacDonald (teacher), Betty Cook, Kenny Good (?), Loretta Beaton, Billy Clarke, Harvey Harding, Gordon Heather and Arthur Savage. Middle row (l to r): Albert Drappier, Clara Clarke, Betty Savage, Barbara Jean Piper, Nevella Bird, Frances Westin, Kenny Beaton, Gordon (?), and Graeme Smith. First row (l to r): Dennis Clarke, Brian Sherry, Lillian Savage, Beverly Gamble, David Werts, Charlie Sunderland, Billy Beaton.
Photographer
Layton
Subjects
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Seaforth School
MacDonald, Mary
Cook, Betty
Good, Kenny
Beaton, Loretta
Clarke, Billy
Harding, Harvey
Heather, Gordon
Savage, Arthur
Drappier, Albert
Clarke, Clara
Savage, Betty
Piper, Barbara Jean
Bird, Nevella
Westin, Frances
Beaton, Kenny
Smith, Graeme
Clarke, Dennis
Sherry, Brian
Savage, Lillian
Gamble, Beverly
Werts, David
Sunderland, Charlie
Beaton, Billy
Notes
Title based on label on verso of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Government Road
Burnaby - 7881 Government Road
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Lozells (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Government Road Area
Images
Less detail

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