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1426 Angus Drive

Photo Credit: City of Vancouver archives online- heritage inventory images from 1985
Photo Source: CVA790-1189_141

Address

1426 ANGUS Dr, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Shaughnessy

Type

Residential

Protection

D

Significance

C

Description

This 1930 house was once home to philanthropist Gertrude Jean Southam , also known as Jean MacMillan Southam, who was also the daughter of timber baron H.R. MacMillan. Southam, along with her husband Gordon, supported a variety of local, national, and international organizations through their philanthropic support, focusing largely on the arts.

Southam’s father is the namesake of the HR MacMillan Space center as it was his $1.5 million donation in the 1960s that allowed the City of Vancouver to add a planetarium to the centennial Museum of Vancouver. Southam later made a donation that enabled the construction of the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory, named for one of her sons.