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Major William B. Burnett Home

Lethbridge

Other Names:
Burnett Home
Burnett House

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place


Heritage Value


Character-Defining Elements


Location



Street Address: 622 - 6 Avenue South
Community: Lethbridge
Boundaries: Plan 96 Y, Lot 1 and a portion of Lot 2
Contributing Resources: N/A

ATS Legal Description:
Mer Rge Twp Sec LSD
4
4
4
4
21
21
21
21
8
8
8
8
31
31
31
31
11
12
13
14

PBL Legal Description (Cadastral Reference):
Plan Block Lot Parcel
96 Y
96 Y


2
1



Latitude/Longitude:
Latitude Longitude CDT Datum Type
49.690787 -112.836791 Secondary Source NAD83

UTM Reference:
Northing Easting Zone CDT Datum Type

Recognition

Recognition Authority: Province of Alberta
Designation Status: Registered Historic Resource
Date of Designation: 1994/05/25

Historical Information

Built: 1910/01/01 To 1910/01/01
Significant Date(s) N/A
Theme(s)
Historic Function(s): Residence : Single Dwelling
Current Function(s):
Architect:
Builder:
Context: HISTORICAL INTEREST SUMMARY

The home of Major William B. Burnett, was completed in 1910. Major Burnett, in addition to being an early and prominent resident of Lethbridge, had a rather interesting career. He was born in Ontario in 1852, and enlisted in the army in 1868. He served with several cavalry regiments and saw some action during the Fenian Raids. He raised quickly through the ranks becoming first a Regimental Sergeant Major before being commissioned as an officer. He eventually achieved the rank of Major before retiring, and moving to western Canada.

Following his arrival in Lethbridge in 1895, he worked for the C.P.R. and later Canadian Customs. He was a noted local antiquary with a large collection of military medals and a very active and important member of the International Order of Odd Fellows. His work with this fraternal organization was perhaps his most important contribution to the Lethbridge community.

The house itself is a good example of residential architecture of the period and reflects the modest prosperity of Major Burnett and family.

Source: Site Information Summary

Additional Information

Object Number: 4665-0591
Designation File: DES 1782
Related Listing(s):
Heritage Survey File: HS 10044
Website Link: N/A
Data Source: Alberta Culture and Community Spirit, Historic Resources Management Branch, Old St. Stephen's College, 8820 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P8 (File: Des. 1782)
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