Is That From Eatons?: A Walking Tour of Catalogue Homes
Throughout the early 20th Century the design of neighbourhoods across North America were influenced by plan books published by firms based in cities such as Winnipeg, Seattle and Chicago, while firms such as Eaton’s, Sears, and Aladdin sold plans and delivered the required lumber to your building lot ready for assembly, while others such as the Vancouver-based BC Mills Ltd delivered prefabricated homes.
On this FREE walking tour, heritage consultant John Atkin will explore the surprising wide range of plan book and prefabricated homes found on the streets of Fernie’s neighbourhoods.
John Atkin is a storyteller at heart. With years of research experience and a strong familiarity with heritage in Vancouver and the Kootenay region, he provides building research services for clients that include Statements of Significance, Heritage and Character Assessments, and Conservation Plans.