Sunday June 3rd, 2018
10am to 5pm
The Heritage House Tour returns this June with more beautiful pre-1940s homes across Vancouver. Take advantage of late spring weather and join us in spending the day touring inside significant and architecturally important heritage and character homes. Learn about the history of our neighbourhoods, see impressive architecture and experience how homeowners live with heritage in 2018. There will also be opportunity to learn about energy efficiency upgrades of older homes, and speak with homeowners and professionals in heritage and design. In 2018 there are sure to be some favourites including a First Shaughnessy standout that historic manor lovers will appreciate. Built in the 1920s, it features intricate half-timbering and a handsome entry, which opens into a grand foyer complete with fireplace. We will also visit a restored 1912 home in Grandview and an Arts & Crafts gem in Point Grey among others.
This course earns 6 Non-core LUs AIBC
Pre-tour lecture – Pacific Pre-Raphaelites: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Vancouver 1890-1930
Join us to explore the craftsmanship of the Arts and Crafts movement in Vancouver that saw the meeting of international influences with local art and place. Architectural historian Jim Wolf will present how the city’s buildings and design industry were shaped by talented local architects and allied crafts men and women. Together they created sublime beauty inspired by the teachings of William Morris but also the natural environment of British Columbia and the craft of local First Nations, introducing Vancouver to stained glass skunk cabbages and art nouveau cedar canoes friezes. Whether it was art glass, woodwork, wallpaper or even imported furnishings, stylish citizens sought out the very best to adorn their homes. The legacy of this early design movement can be seen across the city today in many buildings and homes, including homes featured this year on the Heritage House Tour.
Tuesday May 29, 2018
7:30pm to 9pm
University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave
Register here, $15 / $9 (with a valid student ID)