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Irving House

 
 
Irving House Marker image. Click for full size.
B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
1. Irving House Marker
Inscription.  Arriving in British Columbia from the United States in 1859, Scottish-born Capt. William Irving pioneered the riverboat trade of the lower Fraser River. In 1862-64, Royal Engineers built his fine home of California redwood in the popular San Francisco Gothic Revival style. It stands almost unchanged, an expression of the prosperity and tastes of the 19th century commercial classes.
 
Erected 1974 by Province of British Columbia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 49° 12.479′ N, 122° 54.375′ W. Marker is in New Westminster, British Columbia, in Metro Vancouver. Marker is at the intersection of Royal Avenue and Merivale Street, on the right when traveling east on Royal Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 Royal Ave, New Westminster BC V3L 1H7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Fire (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The New Westminster Court House and Land Registry Office
Capt. William Irving House image. Click for full size.
David Stanley via Flickr (CC BY 2.0), September 15, 2021
2. Capt. William Irving House
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(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Salmon! (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Sadie Marks (approx. 15.8 kilometers away); a different marker also named Carnegie Library (approx. 16.3 kilometers away); Chinese Freemasons Building (approx. 16.5 kilometers away); Historic Port Elgin (approx. 16.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Irving, William. Biography of the master mariner and shipbuilder. (Dictionary of Canadian Biography) (Submitted on February 20, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Irving House Museum (1865). Details and history of the 14-room, 4,700-square-foot house. (Rob McCullough, manager, Museums and Heritage Services, City of New Westminster) (Submitted on February 20, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 20, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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Sep. 28, 2022