Two Local Residences Added to Heritage Register
Moffat House and Pitman House, images courtesy Trelle Morrow
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George City Council has approved adding two homes to the Heritage Register in the City, they are the first additions to that register since late 2007.
The homes, the Munro/Moffat house on Moffat Street and the Pitman house which is located on McBride Crescent.
The Munro/Moffat house was built in 1914 for John Munro and was purchased by Alexander Moffat in 1920. It is categorized as a “Prairie Style” log house with special features, such as the diamond shaped window mullions, the large veranda and wood detailing inside which is “much beyond the standard of the day”.
The Pitman house was built in 1921 for the W.J. Pitmann family which owned a music store on 3rd Avenue. The highlights of this home include the Gambrel roof design, symmetrical window pattern on the main façade, and the bevelled exterior siding which the Heritage Commission says is “typical of the period.”
Having a home added to the Heritage register won’t protect the buildings from demolition or alterations, but it will allow the City to keep track of properties with heritage value in the community, and to monitor alterations to buildings.