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McLean Residence

Photo Credit: Thomas Rasmussen

Address

356 W 11th Ave, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Mount Pleasant

Type

Residential

Protection

D

Significance

A

Description

This Mount Pleasant terracotta and stone house stands out as a fine example of Edwardian architecture. The house was designed by architects Campbell and Bennett for Murdoch C. McLean, a customs inspector, in 1910. The house reflects Mr. McLean’s comfortable middle-class place in society and has many features found in stately Shaughnessy homes.

Oliver and Janet Barber lived in the house until 1926. Barber, along with his brother, Alex, developed properties in 1911, including storefronts with apartments above in the 900 block of East Broadway and two other single-family residences. Following a few short-term tenants, Mr. S. Norman lived in the house until the mid-20th century.

‘The McLean Residence’ is an excellent and rare example of the type of architecture which appealed to upper middle class residents of British ancestry during the Edwardian building boom.

In 2009, a modern addition to the rear and west side of the house were added. The McLean Residence was a stop on VHF’s 2013 Heritage House Tour.

Source

City of Vancouver, VHF 2013 Heritage House Tour Brochure