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Written/sketched 2003: I don't know anything about this interesting Colonial bungalow, at 3350 Benvoulin Road, except that it is currently tenanted and used for growing vegetables for roadside sale while the property on busy Benvoulin Road awaits probable redevelopment. It does not appear on the Kelowna Heritage Resource Inventory.

It interests me partly because it is in that style of tall, hipped-roof building popular among English immigrants and orchardists in the early years of the 20th century. There are only a handful of such Colonial bungalows, with design routes tracable directly back to British India, in the province. The best-restored one is not far away--Guisachan House at 1073 Guisachan Road, built in 1891 for Lord and Lady Aberdeen by Eustace Smith and David Lloyd-Jones. The other group of surviving buildings are in the archetypal remittance-man's colony, Walhachin.

"Guisachan House," built by Lord and Lady Aberdeen in Kelowna in 1891, is now restored and used as a restaurant. It is the purest example of a British colonial bungalow in B.C. Photograph from the Kelowna Centennial Museum collection, 12260, part of the Living Landscapes series on the web.

(Historical information from Kelowna Heritage Resource Inventory, 1983, p. 14]

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