Architecture
May 15, 2019

VHF Heritage House Tour – Jun 2

Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Heritage House Tour

The 2019 self-guided tour offers an exclusive look inside ten historic Vancouver houses across five neighbourhoods and six decades of design, from the 1890s to the 1950s.

The adaptability of older houses and buildings is also a theme on this year’s tour with both historic and recent examples: two heritage homes converted for school use, starting in the 1930s but with recent chapters.

See how a charity utilizes a special historic house that was saved from demolition by community efforts and now offers a welcoming environment. Nearby, a former duplex  converted into a bed & breakfast and venue for same-sex marriages.

Also modern interventions such as a basement suite addition, a concept that has added living space and housing options to Vancouver homes for decades. Another stop will show a sensitive second floor addition on a character bungalow, expanding family accommodation while retaining original features.

Not to be missed design highlights include the Mid-Century Modern masterpiece created by architect Barry Downs in 1959 for his own family and the 1910 Hirschfeld House in handsome Arts and Crafts style.

A pre-tour lecture. The Ever Changing House: A History of Adaptability with historian John Atkin will explore the many ways older homes have been adapted through the decades in Vancouver.

 

Sunday, June 2

10 am – 5 pm

$40 or $30 with valid student ID (not including taxes and postage)

Tickets here or call 604 264 9642

 

Pre-tour Lecture: The Ever Changing House: A History of Adaptability

Monday, May 27th, 7:30 pm – 9pm, $16 or $10 for students and 2019 Heritage House Tour ticket holders

 

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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation‘s annual fundraising event returns, hosted this year by the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada at the historic Seaforth Armoury.

City Drinks will include music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and Seaforth archivist James Calhoun speaking of the regiment’s long history in Vancouver.

Join VHF for this special evening to celebrate our city’s historic places and support the Foundation’s educational programs and projects.

VHF City Drinks

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018
7-10pm
Officer’s Mess, Seaforth Armoury
1650 Burrard St, Vancouver

Tickets can be purchased via the VHF website.

 

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