Photo Credit: Barry Bogart
2886 W 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC
2886 West 29th Ave. was built for $4,000 in 1919 by Ollan Bugg, its original and long-term owner. The Bugg family lived here until at least 1955, when records cease to be publicly available. Ollan worked for the Canadian Produce Company and later became President of Lions Gate Produce. He lived here with his wife Emma and son Leonard, who also worked at Lions Gate Produce.
The home is an example of a side-gabled Craftsman-style house and retains original exterior features. The front porch spans the width of the house, framed by granite porch posts and an imposing roofline. Above the main level porch, there is a small sleeping porch on the second storey, a feature associated with this style.
This property is located in the western edge of Arbutus Ridge neighbourhood, almost in Dunbar-Southlands. Prior to 1912, West 29th between Camosun and Trafalgar was named Buckland Road as Gertrude and Charles Channing Buckland were early property owners in the area. Buckland later became president of the Vancouver Milling and Grain Company.
In the early 1900s, Arbutus Ridge was home to Vancouver’s wealthy middle class who were mostly of European descent. Today it is becoming an increasingly diverse community with the majority of residents born outside of Canada. The neighbourhood also has a large senior population, much like Kerrisdale.
British Columbia City Directories 1860-1955, VanMap, Heritage Vancouver Building Permits Database, Elizabeth Walker: Street Names of Vancouver