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Is the house next door a heritage home?

Rebecca Clark and Jim Millar, of the Port Moody Station Museum, welcome the public to a heritage house tour this Sunday, Feb. 24 to mark Heritage Week in B.C. and the city
Rebecca Clark and Jim Millar, of the Port Moody Station Museum, welcome the public to a heritage house tour this Sunday, Feb. 24 to mark Heritage Week in B.C. and the city's centennial.
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Take a walk through time by visiting homes representing the architecture of Port Moody from the early 20th century to the 1960s.

This Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Port Moody Station Museum will be hosting heritage tours to mark Heritage Week and the city's centennial.

Participants will be able to visit 10 PoMo homes that are notable for their age and architecture. Although some of the homes will have been updated, they will still be a flashback to the past, says museum curator Jim Millar.

The self-guided tour includes many homes from the Moody Centre neighbourhood built between 1900 and 1930. To give visitors a full perspective of the development of Port Moody and the impact post-war neighbourhoods had on the city, homes from the Seaview, College Park and Glenayre neighbourhoods are also included, according to a museum press release.

Including the later homes in the tour will round-out people's understanding of Port Moody's history, Millar further stated.

“People don’t often associate post-war homes with heritage. However, it is getting harder and harder to find these homes in their original state. The homes in these neighbourhoods reflect a unique style of architecture and a shift in thinking about what a home or neighbourhood should be.”

In addition to the house tours, participants will be served tea and treats at Moody Elementary courtesy of the school Parent Advisory Council.

Tickets are $30 including HST and can be ordered at www.portmoodymuseum.org or at the Port Moody Station Museum. For more information contact the museum at info@portmoodymuseum.org or 604-939-1648.

The tour sponsor is Heritage Canada.

 

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