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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Burnaby > Flodin House
Flodin House
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created by HagensborgViking on 6/21/2004 12:16 AM
last modified by HagensborgViking on 7/21/2004 4:33 AM
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Was being demolished, now saved.
Accessibility: Was moderate, now occupied
Recommendation: No longer accessable, private residence
 Physical Information
7997 18th Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia
Owner: City of Burnaby
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Now a private residence.
    Unique Dutch Colonial home with craftsman influences, stunning details in unaltered interior.
     Security Measures
  • part-time guard
  • well sealed, very nosey and vigilant neighbours
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1929
    Closed: 2003
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    Built in 1929 for Erik and Carrie Flodin by Olund Bros. Construction Co. on a two acre parcel in East Burnaby. Classified as a Dutch Colonial, the stately orchard house was owned by the Flodin family until 1967, when the plot was purchased by The Stobart family. The land was then subdivided into three lots, the garage was moved onto the house's lot (behind the house) and the two remaining lots sold to developers. The Stobarts remained in the Flodin House until recently, when widowed Janey Stobart sold the well maintained home and grounds to a Surrey developer. A demolition permit was granted and the house's fate seemed to be sealed. However, a local resident who recognized the home as being the last unaltered heritage home on the street was quick to generate a petition and mass publicity, forcing the City of Burnaby to buy the house off of the developers, pick it up and move it to a city owned lot one block away. It has since been fully restored, registered in the heritage buildings database, and given a legal heritage designation.
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     Future Plans
    Within days of being demolished, the permit was frozen and the City pulled the home out of the path of the bulldozer. Now an occupied private residence
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    Wed, Jul 21st, 2004
    posted by HagensborgViking

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    Flodin House
    Mon, Jun 21st, 2004
    posted by HagensborgViking
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    News article
    Mon, Jun 21st, 2004
    posted by HagensborgViking
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    Photography 6 / 10
    Coolness 6 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/15/2011 4:12 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 15 11 at 16:12, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 15 11 at 0:29, HagensborgViking added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 9 06 at 17:08, Mickael validated this location
  • on Feb 7 06 at 3:11, HagensborgViking made this location public
  • on Jul 21 04 at 5:06, HagensborgViking updated a story
  • on Jul 21 04 at 5:06, HagensborgViking updated a story
  • on Jul 21 04 at 5:05, HagensborgViking updated a story
  • on Jul 21 04 at 4:33, HagensborgViking changed the main information
  • on Jun 21 04 at 1:38, HagensborgViking updated a gallery picture
  • on Jun 21 04 at 1:37, HagensborgViking updated a gallery picture
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