John and Clara Dadson Residence

4926 53rd Street
Delta, BC

Built: 1933
 

John H. Dadson and his wife, Clara, had this house built in 1933. John was a former employee of the Canadian National Railway from Winnepeg and spent his retirement years here until his death in 1949.

Status: Still Standing

Dadson Residence - 2020
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Local folklore makes a claim about this house, but there is no evidence to substantiate the belief. Later owners were told that the house had been moved and a source who had lived in the neighbourhood in the 1930s and 1940s said that the house had been turned around. Since the design makes it unlikely that the house was turned around, the move probably brought it closer to th road, closer than the sixty feet originally required in Delta Manor.