The interior renovation of a midcentury modern gem, a strata addition to an Edwardian home and the devoted maintenance of a 1912 "foursquare" house are among North Vancouver's heritage achievement awardwinners announced earlier this week.
Both the District and City of North Vancouver handed out awards in council chambers Monday, in recognition of Heritage Week, Feb. 17-23.
There were no heritage awards in District of West Vancouver this week. Instead, the municipality recognizes heritage achievement at its Community Awards in the fall.
This year, the district presented seven awards to recognize both heritage advocacy and preservation of district heritage homes.
Award recipients are selected by the district's community heritage committee, whose members include architects, building restoration specialists, a historian and local heritage advocates.
Recognized for heritage advocacy were Len Corben, author of A Century Plus of North Shore Sports Stories; Selwyn Pullan, photographer of modern heritage on the North Shore, and archival researcher A.L. (Dick) Lazenby.
Receiving awards for maintenance and renovations to a heritage register residential structure were homeowner Susan McKilligan and Synthesis
Design (Ken Best, architect) for the interior renovation of the Moon Residence, a circa 1950 West Coast modern style home by Fred Thornton Hollingsworth, the architect most responsible for the look of post-war North Vancouver. Also honoured were Otto and Shelia Wetzlmayr, owners of the Kerr House at 606 E. Windsor Rd. Marianne Goco and Christopher
Ramsay were recognized for the maintenance of their 1919 heritage home.
In the city, the heritage advisory commission singled out three projects: the restoration of Cairns
House, a modest "foursquare" Edwardian era house at 615 Mahon Ave. in the Ottawa Gardens Heritage Conservation Area; a deck addition and exterior restoration of the heritageregistered
Ralph Brown Residence, at 937 Moody Ave., and the addition of a strata unit and rehabilitation of the Drysdale Residence, at 266 West Sixth St., also on the heritage registry.