Norman MacKenzie House (President's Residence)
- 6545 Northwest Marine Dr.
- Original construction: 1950
- 1950: Sharp & Thompson, Berwick, Pratt
1983: Werner Foster
- 1950: $83,980
- Sources of funds:
- 1950: UBC
1983: $100,000 UBC funds and $400,000 private donations
- Person after whom named:
- Norman Archibald MacRae ("Larry") MacKenzie,
UBC president 1944-1962; the house was built for him and he and his family
lived in it 1951-1962.
- Use history:
- 1951-1969 and 1983- residence for UBC presidents
1969-1975 Division of Adult Education of the Faculty of Education
1975-1983 headquarters for UBC Botanical Garden
- Architectural features:
- In 1983 renovated in Mediteranean villa
style. Extended gabled roof cut over the entrance and a port-cochere added.
Asphalt roof shingles replaced by clay tiles. Two small glass additions
and a 7' high wall surrounding a part of the building. Exterior - terra-cotta
- President Walter Gage, being a bachelor decided not to
move out of his apartment when elected in 1969 and the building was used
as office space until renovated for president George Pedersen in 1983.
- University Archives; N.A.M. MacKenzie Papers; Board of Governors
Minutes; UBC President's Office; Fine Arts Pamphlet Files.
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