Release: Save Ron Thom’s 1962 Forrest House in West Vancouver Petition

Please sign this petition to save the famous Canadian architect Ron Thom’s 1962 Forrest House in West Vancouver which is slated for Demolition on January 16th, 2020.

The Forrest House

  • 1143 Eyremount Dr, West Vancouver, BC CANADA V7S 2C4
  • Thompson, Berwick, Pratt
  • Ron Thom/Dick Mann (project architects)
  • Masterpiece built in 1962
  • Won the Massey Medal for Best Architecture in CANADA in 1964

Slated for DEMO~ JAN 2020

A group of Binning Friends are up in arms and going to the Mayor and Council meeting this week to plead the case before they have a long Holiday break. Mayor and Council meet again on January 13th ~ but the demolition halt expires on January 16th so it is a very short few days before the wrecker’s ball comes and then it is too late. This would be the saddest crime against culture to start the New Year 2020.

These West Coast Modern Houses are our UNIQUE culture. It is OUR CULTURE.

There are at least 10 houses that deserve protection and the Forrest house is in the top #3. It should be owned by people that will really care for it. Then, perhaps together with several other special houses, it could be a part of a very interesting community attraction with an Artist-In-Residence program, bringing a dynamic and stimulating mix of people to West Vancouver.

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3 comments

  1. West Vancouver Council should consider that possibly the West Vancouver Museum most lucrative annual event is the “West Coast Modern House Tour”.
    This will have a pretty poor turn out when no “West Coast Modern Houses” are still standing.
    West Van is famous in concept for being forward thinking in architecture. These early examples must be retained.
    Progress is nothing without History.

  2. This is serious art the house is spectacular not just a good example of the period
    Sadly it sold in the peak of the market a few years ago so the owner will have difficulty getting his money back unless he destroys it

    Arrrgggg west coast modernism is the only real
    Architectural heritage we can call our own

    West van should offer the owner tax abort mental on a development site other than this to incentivize the developer to take a loss
    Sell this a current market value and give him
    Tax incentives on other site

    DO Something to save it’s crazy special

    Please

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