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The HCA is not a ‘done deal’ – we need your support this Tuesday, June 13 at City Hall While it may seem that the June 13th public hearing is a formality to confirm New Westminster’s first HCA in Queen’s Park – it’s not! We need a majority vote for the HCA from members of […]

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  Mid-century modern generally covers the years after WWII (though in some cases from the mid-thirties) through to the mid-sixties. The term was coined by author Cara Greenberg for her 1984 book, “Mid-century Modern:  Furniture of the 1950’s.” New Westminster has been long renowned for its large collection of older Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor Revival and […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society - Westham, Captain W. H. Philpott House (1905)

In 1905, Master Mariner, Captain W.H. Philpott, built his family home, “Westham”, at 433 Carnarvon Street. Designed in the Edwardian-style, the house featured a stunning view of the Fraser River and remained in the family for over 60 years. In the mid-1960s, this charmingly shingled family home was converted into boarding-house suites. The ghost of […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society

If you missed our 4-page colour insert in May 18th edition of The New West Record, take a ‘sneak peek’ at this year’s fabulous homes.  

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society - Riddell House Demo

The Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area: Protection and incentives make this a win-win proposal If City Council does not approve a Heritage Conservation Area (HCA), we will be back to the status quo – where no house (other than a few designated properties which have significant restrictions on what exterior alterations can be made) will […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society - Wood House

The Wood House is a fine example of post-war construction in the aptly-named Victory Heights neighbourhood that served as an affordable base for returning soldiers eligible for housing grants from the Veterans Land Administration (VLA). Many of these homes were built in the late 1940s and early 1950s to house young families eager to get […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society - Ethel Simpson House

City Council working to address concerns of homeowners with small homes in the proposed Queen’s Park Conservation Area After three years of research and discussion, the City-appointed Queen’s Park Working Group (a group of 12 residents who represent a cross-section of Queen’s Park stakeholders, including representation from the Queen’s Park Residents Association, the New Westminster […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society - Dr. Allan and Phyllis Kergin House (1954)

  An imaginative renovation breathes new life into a fifties bungalow – while maintaining the original roofline and front façade to minimize the impact on the  neighbourhood streetscape. Back in the mid-fifties, Dr. Allan J. and Phyllis E. Kergin owned what was then an unassuming 1954 bungalow. By 2010, the owners at that time hired […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society - Henry L. and Ella Edmonds House (1910)

H.L. Edmonds commissioned local architect Charles Henry Clow to design this handsome house. Built in 1910, it features elements of the Prairie style with Craftsman touches; including gabled dormers, a large second storey porch and an exceptionally deep, full-width front porch. Henry Lovekins Edmonds and Ella Katherine Pringle wed in 1908 and moved only a few […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society

  According the City’s statistics for the five years from 2011-2015, 12 houses (total) were demolished – in 2016 alone, there were 7 demolitions requested (five approved, two denied).  If we continue at that rate, Queen’s Park will lose 35 houses in the next five years. by Maureen Arvanitidis New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society Member, […]

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