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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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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society - Queen's Park HCA

Show your support for the proposed HCA by: 1.Writing a letter or emailing the Mayor (jcote@newwestcity.ca) and Councilors (clerks@newwestcity.ca) State your support for the proposed Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) in Queen’s Park Add a few brief lines (or more) about why you support the HCA Please include your New Westminster address 2. Attending this Monday’s […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society

Save More Heritage Homes by Theresa McManus | tmcmanus@newwestrecord.ca (re-printed from the Thursday, March 9, 2017 edition of The Record; photos added from Monday, March 6 city council meeting presentation by NWHPS) Group wants more homes to get ‘advanced protection’ Heritage advocates are encouraging the city to expand the number of houses that will be given […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society - Love It or List It Vancouver at Gifford House

Debora and Paul reflect on renovating the busiest rooms in their home – on national television Homeowners Paul Fuoco and Debora Sutherland loved their Hollywood Regency home of four years. After updating the mechanicals, they knew it was time to tackle key rooms. “We were fans of the show and had a real issue with […]

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New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society

New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society mixes things up for this year’s homes tour  Theresa McManus | New West Record May 11, 2016   A hipster vibe, a sense of heritage and some unexpected locales are all part of this year’s Heritage Homes Tour. The New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society is holding its 37th annual tour […]

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In the midst of planning for this year’s May 29th Heritage Homes Tour, NWHPS’s Board had reason to celebrate City Council’s decision to proceed with a Queen’s Park neighbourhood heritage conservation area (HCA) implementation plan. NWHPS members Maureen Arvanitidis (president) and directors Deane Gurney and Steve North (also representing Queen’s Park Residents Association) have been part […]

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