Each property on the Heritage Register has a Statement of Significance, a document that identifies key historical elements and provides a summary of design characteristics that should be retained or restored in order to respect the heritage value of buildings.
The Heritage Register currently contains the following six sites:
South Fort George School House, 755 - 20th Avenue (adjacent to The Exploration Place)
Located adjacent to The Exploration Place, the South Fort George School House is significant because it is the first school building is South Fort George and the first in this section of BC. The building is a simple all wood construction very common to the time (1910). Although the building has been moved from its original location it is still close to the South Fort George area where it was originally built. Learn more about this historic building by reading the South Fort George School House Statement of Significance.
Sixth Avenue Liquor Store, 1188 Sixth Avenue
The Sixth Avenue Liquor Store consists of the south and west-facing façades of the original BC Government liquor store that operated at 1188 Sixth Avenue from 1949 to 1986. The façades are a Designated municipal heritage site under Heritage Designation By-Law No. 4894, 1987. The building has become a leading example of heritage preservation in the City of Prince George. It has weathered multiple owners, controversy, degraded condition, rehabilitation and repurposing. It still stands in its original location and retains its character-defining elements. Learn more about this historic building by reading the Sixth Avenue Liquor Store Statement of Significance.
Old Post Office, 1294 - 3rd Avenue
The Federal Government Building is a one-story 58' by 96' Art Deco-influenced brick and cut-stone structure located at 1294 Third Avenue, at the northeast corner of the intersection with Quebec Street. Commonly referred to as the Old Post Office, it was built in 1939 as the first permanent location for postal, customs and other federal public services in the city of Prince George. The Federal Government Building mixes Art Deco and Modern Classical architectural features with the monumentality in design favoured by federal government architects. Although the interior of the building has been modified over time, the exterior today remains much the same as it did when the building was constructed in 1939. The building remains a lasting symbol of 20th century federalism in Prince George. Its remaining heritage value lies in preserving and/or restoring its original façade and exterior elements. The building is a Designated municipal heritage site under Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 5538, 1990.
Learn more about this historic building by reading the Federal Government Building Statement of Significance.
The Nechako Crossing, 3.7 - 4 km from the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers
The Nechako Crossing is a river-crossing site that has continuously served the community of Prince George, and housed various river-crossing infrastructures, since 1910. The Crossing played an integral role in the development of early Prince George and surrounding communities. It connected the early community of Central Fort George, on the south shore, with important northern trading and freighting routes on the Crooked River, Parsnip River, Findlay River, Peace River Watershed, and Arctic and Pacific Watersheds.
Learn more about this historic site by reading the Nechako Crossing Statement of Significance.
Munro /Moffat House, 153 North Moffat Street
This prestigious log house was constructed at the corner of Moffat Street and Hammond Avenue, 1914, in Prince George. At the time, this site was located in Central Fort George, a town site developed by George Hammond in 1910, three miles from South Fort George. The Munro/Moffat residence is valued as the home of John Munro and Alex B. Moffat, two prominent and competing bankers in the community. The Munro family resided here until 1921, when the residence was purchased by Alex B. Moffat and family, well-known members of the community, who occupied the house until 1958. The Munro/Moffat residence has significant architectural value, since John Munro was a competing banker in the community, he chose to make the interior of the house rich with wood detailing and décor, much beyond vernacular architecture of the day.
Learn more about this historic building by reading the Munro/Moffat House Statement of Significance.
Pitman House, 2387 McBride Crescent
The location of the Pitman House is in the prestigious Crescents Neighbourhood of the city. This neighbourhood was formulated in the 1913 Brett & Hall design for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway community of Fort George. The Pitman House is valued as the home of the W.J. Pitman family, community members who were well-known for their musical talents and community involvement. The Pitman House is a 2-Storey structure revealing similar characteristics to the Dutch Colonial style, which originated with the Dutch settlers in New York. In the 1920s and 1930s, this theme was one of several ethnic and classical revival styles which appeared in the Crescent area of Prince George, and indeed over the nation. Learn more about this historic building by reading the Pitman House Statement of Significance.