Cecil Green Park House

6251 Cecil Green Park Rd.
Original construction 1912
Restoration 1967
Restoration 1989
1912 Samuel Maclure
1989 A.B. Hlynsky, Architects
1912 - n/a
1967 - $135,000 plus $65,000 for furnishing
1989 - $1.3 million
Sources of funds:
1912 Edward Davis (founder of Davis & Co. law firm)
1967 Cecil and Ida Green
1989 Ida Green's 1986 bequest
Name history:
Originally named "Kanakla" (West Coast native word meaning "house on the cliff").
Later known as "Langara" (1940-1951) and "Yorkeen" (1951-1967).
Now named for Cecil Green, UBC alumnus and co-founder of Texas Instruments who reimbursed UBC expenses in 1967.
Use history:
Originally Edward Davis' residence.
Sold to Elizabeth Schwitzer in 1940.
Sold to senator Stanley McKeen in 1951.
Bought and owned briefly by St. Mark's College.
1967- Alumni Association and various offices in accordance with Cecil Green's wish that it be used to foster town-and-gown relationship. Popular venue for weddings, receptions, banquets, meetings and other social events.
Architectural features:
Tudor revival / arts and crafts. Numeruous dormers, stone chimneys and half-timbering.
Used as location for filming of 1989 movie "Cousins" starring Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini.
UBC Essays; Fine Arts Pamphlet Files.

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