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Coquitlam Heritage Society collection

  • CA CCOQ C4
  • Collection
  • 1990-2013

The collection consists of material accumulated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society over the course of its existence. The collection includes the following: records related to Fraser Mills (later the Canadian Western Lumber Company, then Crown Zellerbach) including ledger books, journals, statements, photographs, and various other records; records related to the lumber industry in Coquitlam; photographs of historic Coquitlam; glass plate negatives by W.J. Moore and Richard Broadridge; material related to the administration of the Coquitlam Heritage Society itself; and miscellaneous records related to Coquitlam's history

Coquitlam Heritage Society

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire Centennial Scrapbook

The item consists of a scrapbook prepared by the International Order of the Daughters of the Empire- Centennial Chapter No. 3041 to mark the occasion of the centennial. The scrapbook contains a copy of the order's charter, along with newspaper clippings, photographs, event programs, and invitations.

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Centennial Year Chapter No. 3041

Binder 4 - Assorted historical records pertaining to life in Maillardville

The file consists of assorted historical documents from many different donors related to life in Maillardville, including product catalogues, dairy labels, stamps, postcards, greeting cards, newspaper articles, invitations, certificates, Canadian Western Lumber Company records, Crown Zellerbach records, calendars, school badges, school report cards, church programs, history essays, newspaper articles, police department records, tax statements, a liquor permit, insurance books, a book of poetry, a marriage certificate, and two small gospel books.

Debenture Certificates

The file consists of debenture certificates issued in accordance with Coquitlam Loan Bylaw, 1892. The file includes numbered certificates from #3 to #200.

Corporation of the District of Coquitlam

Binder 5 - Assorted photographs of Fraser Mills, Maillardville Houses, the Fraser River, and Lumber Mills around British Columbia and Washington

The file consists of photographs from the 1940s and 1950s of Maillardville and Fraser Mills, as well as assorted colour photographs of Fraser Mills, and assorted B&W photographs of lumber mills around BC and Washington State, including: Sooke Forest Products, Ladysmith Forest Products, Weldwood Empire Lumber - Squamish, Carrier Lumber - Mackenzie, B.C. Forest Products - Mackenzie, West Fraser Lumber - Quesnel, Northwood Lumber - Prince George, Weyerhauser - Cottage Grove, Simpson Timber - Shelton Washington, Weyerhauser - Everett Washington, and Doman - Cowichan Bay)

The file also includes colour photographs of houses in Maillardville taken by Antonio Paré as part of the preparation of his book, "My Mémoirs of le Vieux Maillardville." Most colour photographs seem to have been taken in 1992.

Mackin House Renovations and Maillardville Houses

The file consists of photographs of the Mackin House renovation process as well as photographs of the opening ceremonies in 1993. The file also includes photographs of the houses of various families in Maillardville taken in 1976. The original owners are indicated on an accompanying list in the box. The file also includes copies of photographs taken of various events held at Mackin House.

Assorted photographs of Canadian Western Lumber Co. reps, Lady of Lourdes Church and School, Port Coquitlam, May Day, social gatherings in Maillardville, and the Theroux Family

The file consists of assorted photographs from various donors featuring Canadian Western Lumber Company reps at BC Children's Hospital; Port Coquitlam scenes; Theroux Family portraits; Lady of Lourdes school photographs; a Maillardville police detachment; May Day parades; social gatherings in Maillardville; and Maillardville's first restaurant.

Filiatrault photographs

The file consists of photographs of various houses in Maillardville as well as a series of photographs from a large community gathering that included carnival games and dancing.

Fraser Mills Coast Lumber Project process photographs

The file consists of photographs showing the demolition and construction progress of Crown Zellerbach's coast lumber project. The company assigned the Coquitlam Photo Studio to provide construction progress photographs as directed by the Crown Zellerbach representative. The file also includes the purchase orders for the photographs.

Coquitlam Photo Studio

Transferring the Stone

The file consists of a series of videos documenting the "Transferring the Stone" ceremony that commemorated the transfer of stone from the AOH Celtic Cross at Grosse Ile, Quebec to Coquitlam, B.C. The ceremony was held at Place des Arts on October 5, 2009. Grosse Ile served as a quarantine station during the Irish migrations in the late 1840s and the stone represents the struggles faced by Irish immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was placed at the altar of Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church.

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