Hazpro was proud to recently complete some work at the Emily Carr House, a National and Provincial Historic Site.
One of Canada’s most important artists and writers, Emily Carr’s legacy is felt throughout the country, with a special significance on the West Coast. Her childhood home, located at 207 Government St, is open to the public and has antiques and artifacts from the original time period on display.
Emily Carr’s parents built the house on Government St (originally Carr Street) in 1863, and from 1871 onwards, Emily spent her childhood alongside her eight siblings at the house. Today, the house and grounds can be visited by the general public between May 1st and September 30th, and is also available to rent for private tours, events and functions.
Jan and Michael Ross are the curators/caretakers of the home, having lived in it for over 20 years, raising their own children in the special house in the process. Keeping the home running and as close to original as possible is a passion project for the family, whose enthusiasm and care for the property is unequaled.
David Coulson of David Coulson Design Ltd. has been assisting the Ross’s and Provincial Government for that same 20 plus year period providing needed restorations and repairs, energy upgrades, paint and even displays. A glass enclosed tea room and public washrooms were designed and built to the rear by Coulson Design providing a comfortable setting for the thousands that visit every season. Further energy upgrades were required recently so Hazpro was called in to create a clean slate in the attic.
The team at Hazpro is thankful to have contributed to such an important landmark for the community, and want to thank Jan and Michael for being such helpful, accommodating and understanding hosts.