Unless a home is passed on within the same family from one generation to the next, its history is often lost.
This is not the case for a heritage home in North Vancouver.
As the North Shore Heritage Preservation Society notes, the home at 618 East 9th Street “comes with its own history in the form of a booklet”.
According to the group, the book provides “names, photos and newspaper clippings of each family who lived there” in the past.
“It is a gift that keeps on giving and a wonderful legacy for future owners of this lovely Grand Boulevard cottage,” the organization states.
The North Shore Heritage Preservation Society posted a story about the home on its website as part of the celebration of Heritage Week in B.C. from February 15 to February 21.
The group shared an image of the first page of the booklet, which reads: “I am not an ordinary house.”
“I am a home with Tradition and History,” the page declares, as it recalls the first residents of the home.
First was the Macaulay family, who lived there from 1910 to 1914.
Then came the Tansley family, 1914-1931; Digbey, 1931-1958; McLeod, 1958-1972; Lawrence, 1972-1977; and Bohline, 1977-1981.
The heritage organization did not indicate if the booklet goes on to record families that came after 1981.
The group stated that 618 East 9th Street “underscores the fact that a heritage house is more than just a structure with some architectural features”.
According to Redfin, an online real-estate brokerage site, the property was last sold on December 13, 2011 for $855,000.
Real-estate site Zillow recorded two previous sales, and both were in 1991 for the same price of $254,000.
B.C. Assessment placed the 2021 value of 618 East 9th Street as of July 1, 2021 at $1,714,000.
According to the provincial assessment agency, the home comes with three bedrooms and three baths.
Do you want to research the heritage of your own home?
The North Shore Heritage Preservation Society provides a guide here.