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 Prince George Heritage Commission 

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Heritage Places Award

The Heritage Places Award is presented annually, by the Prince George Heritage Commission, in recognition of the significant places in the history, growth and identity of Prince George.  The following is a list of places that have received the award:

If you know of a place that has contributed to the historic identity of Prince George please call 250-561-7640 or email clivingstoneleman@city.pg.bc.ca

Dr. Valerie Giles presenting Crescents Neighourhood with award

Dr. Valerie Giles, member of the Prince George Heritage Commission presenting
the 2013 Heritage Places Award to Doug Jeffrey from the Crescents Community
Association.

Heritage Register

The City is creating an official register of heritage properties based on its existing heritage inventory and submissions from the public.  The following information answers questions commonly asked about heritage registers.

What is a heritage register?
A heritage register is an official list of properties identified by the City of Prince George as having heritage value or character.

What does it do?
A heritage register is intended to:

  • Officially list the heritage resources of Prince George.
  • Give notice to property owners and potential buyers of heritage factors (e.g. historical, architectural, and aesthetic) which may affect development options for a listed property; and
  • Enable monitoring of proposed changes to properties through the local government licensing and permit application process.

Inclusion of a property on a community heritage register does not in itself constitute permanent heritage protection.  The register may, however, be used to "flag" properties for possible future protection.

Heritage Register Nomination Form: click here

 

Heritage Register Properties

 Currently there are five (5) properties on the Prince George Heritage Register.

  • South Fort George School House (755 - 20th Ave in Fort George Park adjacent to The Exploration Place)
  • Old Liquor Store (1188 Sixth Ave, Prince George, BC)
  • Old Post Office (1294 - 3rd Ave, Prince George, BC)
  • Cameron Street Bridge
  • The Nechako Crossing

Heritage Register Report to Council: click here

Statements of Significance for these properties are listed here:
South Fort George School House click here
Sixth Avenue Liquor Store click here 

Properties Protected under the Heritage Alteration Bylaw

  • South Fort George School House (755 - 20th Ave in Fort George Park adjacent to The Exploration Place)
  • Old Liquor Store (1188 Sixth Ave, Prince George, BC)
  • Old Post Office (1294 - 3rd Ave, Prince George, BC)
  • Ewart / King House (7th Ave, Prince George, BC)

Heritage Alteration Bylaw No. 8390 click here

Take a Walk Through History - Downtown Walking Tour brochure

The Downtown Walking Tour brochure is your guide to the 22 interpretive signs located throughout downtown Prince George.  Pick up a brochure and follow the map for a walk through history!  Brochures are available at City Hall, the Bob Harkins Branch of the Public Library and TourismPG.

 
Guided tours of Historic Prince George can be arranged through the Prince George Public Library at 250-563-9251.

Heritage Week 2013 - Trelle Morrow lecture on Prince George Architecture 1950 - 1970

Many interesting events and projects took place during Heritage Week in Prince George.  Enthusiasm was high following an excellent talk by local architect and historian Trelle Morrow.  Trelle spoke about architecture from 1950 - 1970 during a time when "form followed function" was one of the great dictums of Modern architecture.  Prince George is home to many examples of buildings designed with Modern era influences.  Trelle provided an interesting perspective on many of the public and private buildings he designed during this 20 year span.  A big thanks to the Prince George Public Library for hosting this lecture.

Other Heritage Week events included:

  • production and distribution of a Heritage Homes post card
  • heritage homes display at the Public Library
  • presentation of the Heritage Places Award to the Crescents Community Association
  • presentation of the Heritage Commission's 2012 Annual Report to City Council

 Trelle Morrow presentation
Jeff Elder, Chair, Prince George Heritage Commission with retired architect Trelle
Morrow speaking on Modern era influences in architecture from 1950 - 1970. 

Prince George Heritage Context Study - 2010

Thanks to the efforts of the Prince George Heritage Commission and the City of Prince George, the City now has a Heritage Context Study Report. The project was conducted as a case study by the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Tourism Culture and the Arts to develop a solid methodology for Context Studies in British Columbia.  Both the Heritage Commission and the City of Prince George are very grateful to the Province for providing the time and expertise towards the development of a Heritage Context Study Report for Prince George.  Background on the Prince George Heritage Context Study is available here for download, and the Study itself can be found under the Reports section of this webpage. 

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Introduction

The Mission of the Prince George Heritage Commission is “To protect, conserve and interpret the heritage resources within the City by supporting, encouraging, and facilitating their proper conservation, maintenance and restoration”. The Commission may advise the Council on any matter relating to heritage conservation as set out in Part 27 of the Local Government Act.

The Commission shall investigate and report to Council on any building, structure, land, water, natural feature or flora within the City which the Commission considers may have historic, architectural, archaeological, geological, scenic or other heritage significance to the City of Prince George, or any such site referred to it by Council.

The Commission may undertake heritage education and awareness including raising funds for support of such activities and promoting the conservation of historic photos and heritage artifacts as public art. The Commission may review any matter and make recommendations to Council regarding input to any issue relating to any heritage outside the City, as it determines is appropriate within the context of supporting heritage conservation in general.

(The Commission meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 12:00 pm in City Hall)

Commission Bylaw

The Prince George Heritage Commission is a body appointed by City Council. Its mandate and governance is outlined in bylaw #8133.

Strategic Plan

In 2006 the former Community Heritage Commission (now Prince George Heritage Commission) contracted the consulting firm of Donald Luxton and Associates to create a Heritage Strategic Plan. Click here for a pdf of the strategic plan.

Prince George Heritage Commission Members

Up to nine volunteer Heritage Commission members are appointed annually by City Council. Application forms are available in December and are historically due by the end of January or the beginning of February. Exact submission dates are established in December of each year. Applications can be considered throughout the year if space is available on the Commission. Contact the City Manager’s office for more information about volunteering to sit on the Prince George Heritage Commission (250-561-7602).

The current Heritage Commission members are:

  • Jeff Elder (Chair)
  • Shirley Gratton (Vice Chair)
  • Ranjit Gill
  • Ashley Elliott
  • Kirk Gable
  • Betty-June Gair
  • Valerie Giles
  • Terri McConnachie

Other attendees include:

  • Cheryl Livingstone-Leman (Staff Liaison)
  • Rachael Ward (Legislative Support Clerk)
  • Bob Campbell (Standing Guest as Curator of The Exploration Place)
  • Julie Creaser (Standing Guest as Community Outreach Librarian)
Prince George Heritage Register
 How does the Prince George Heritage Program work?
 What is a Heritage Site?
 What is a Heritage Inventory?
 What is a Heritage Register?
 What is a Heritage Designation?
 How can I nominate a Site for the Registry?

 

Minutes

These minutes are posted here for your convenience only and are not legal versions. The legal versions are available from Administration at City Hall, 1100 Patricia Blvd., Prince George, BC. All minutes are in PDF.  

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Reports

All reports linked below are in PDF.

Contacts
Full Name: Jeff Elder
Job Title: Prince George Heritage Commission Chair
Business Phone: 250.960.4439
E-mail Address: jelder@rdffg.bc.ca


 
Full Name: Cheryl Livingstone-Leman
Business Phone: 250.561.7640
E-mail Address: clivingstoneleman@city.pg.bc.ca


 

 

 







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