mount pleasant heritage group logo (2014)
Logo illustration for the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group based in Vancouver, BC. The iconic image of the 1889 James Black House, and is used on the blog, various publications and signage for the non-profit group.
The original illustration is watercolour and ink, 5″ x 5″ on archival Stonehenge paper.
The image is of the James Black House, also referred to as the Lindsay Residence. The house is a Victorian-era building at East Sixth Avenue at Main Street, in Vancouver BC and is possibly the oldest house outside of the downtown core. Heritage Vancouver has referred to the house as “the old monarch” and features clues to her former glory including triple-assembly windows and a shingled main gable with lunette window and original facia details.”
“The image used by the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group on our blog and published information is an artwork of the 1889 James Black House, also referred to as the Lindsay Residence. It is a Victorian building at East Sixth Avenue and is possibly the oldest house outside of the downtown. It was referred to by Heritage Vancouver as “the old monarch”, who wrote that “Clues to her former glory are still visible, including triple-assembly windows, and a shingled main gable with lunette window and original fascia details.”
You might notice this logo around the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood as part of the “Treasured Buildings Walking Tour” project and on signage during the month of February in 2015 and 2016 for the annual Heritage Week in Vancouver. Research and signs are developed by members, local historians and volunteers of the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group. There are many heritage buildings in the Mount Pleasant area that are featured as part of this project – each site displays a small sign designating the property as a treasured and/or architecturally significant building that enhances the character of our community.
For additional information, please visit www.mountpleasantheritagegroup.org.