North Shore Heritage would like to remind homeowners to ensure their homes are equipped with working carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in addition to smoke detectors. This is especially important for older homes that may have ageing gas furnaces.
North Shore Heritage held its annual Christmas party at the stunning O’Boyle Residence (4121 Prospect Road) on Thursday, December 13, 2018.
The City of Vancouver is using financial incentives to make demolition less wasteful. Their 'Green Demolition Bylaw’ requires "Heritage homes built before 1950 and all homes built before 1910 (…) be deconstructed with a minimum of three tonnes of wood salvaged.”
When Carol Howie and her family decided to sell their 1913 craftsman home on West Vancouver’s Gordon Avenue, they feared the heritage home, known as Vinson House, would be purchased for its lot value and bulldozed. Instead, the home has been given a brand new lease on life.
The North Shore Heritage Preservation Society is lamenting the loss of a historical house on Brissenden Park that was recently demolished by the District of West Vancouver.
Residents of the District of North Vancouver who have completed an improvement to the exterior of their heritage home in the last year might be eligible to apply for a grant of up to $500 towards those costs.
The District of North Vancouver has spent the last several months consulting with individuals in the heritage community and has come up with a Draft Heritage Strategic Plan.
Visitors to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park are familiar with the BC Mills House Museum, which has sat near the entrance to the park since 1995, but how many know its history?
The West Vancouver District Council has announced the members of the newly formed Heritage Advisory Committee.
North Shore Heritage held its summer social event in the lovely garden of the Roberts Residence (1405 Doran) on Sunday, July 15.
North Shore Heritage Preservation Society held its annual general meeting March 14 at the North Shore Museum and Archives’ Community History Centre in Lynn Valley.
Over the past decade or more, the relentless demolition of our built heritage has been the cause of great concern and regret to our community. Why does this matter? Because heritage buildings give communities a deep sense of history and identity, known in the jargon as a “sense of place.”