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Eastman House

2087 Byron Street, Oak Bay, Colombie-Britannique, V8R, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1995/02/02

Exterior view of 2087 Byron Street, 2005; Corporation of the District of Oak Bay
front facade, north elevation
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Autre nom(s)

Eastman House
Eastman Residence
Fannie Eastman House

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction

1892/01/01 à 1893/01/01

Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2007/01/16

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

Eastman House was originally a gable-roofed, 500 square foot home. It had two rooms with a lean-to kitchen in the rear. This very small home, without the deteriorated lean-to kitchen, was preserved as a small front wing of a much larger, sensitively designed, new home, built in 1990 to the rear of the property, and joined carefully to the original home by a small hallway with a new front door.

Valeur patrimoniale

Eastman House is valued as the smallest home in Oak Bay, built of wood-frame construction in 1892-93. The house is representative of homes of many early residents who were of modest circumstances. Fannie Eastman was a washerwoman. Her son, Samuel, was a coachman, who later married into the Winter family. The Winter family were Victoria's pre-eminent operators of horse drawn coaches, including transportation for Government House.
This house serves as an important reminder of the development of this area - from agricultural to residential - prior to becoming a part of the Municipality in 1906.This house is also valued for being an excellent example of how even very modest heritage buildings can be saved, preserved and utilized as a viable part of the Municipality's stock of heritage resources.

Source: The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay

Éléments caractéristiques

Key elements that define the character of Eastman House include:
- The very small size of the original structure
- The side-gabled roof
- Original drop siding
- Symmetrical front facade, with central doors and flanking (restored) windows
- Authenic tongue and groove interior walls over wallpapered walls




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (C.-B.)

Loi habilitante

Local Government Act, art.967

Type de reconnaissance

Désignation patrimoniale

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

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L'architecture et l'aménagement

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Logement unifamilial


Architecte / Concepteur




Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

The Corporation of the District of Oak Bay

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Identificateur féd./prov./terr.




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