Percy and Daisy Lord Residence

4837 Georgia Street
Delta, BC

Built: 1945
 

A post-World War II home, which nevertheless has interesting design feature that fit well with the other heritage homes on the street. The stucco exterior notwithstanding, an effort was made here to introduce some unique detailing. The arched front window, the moulded trrim, the decorative brickworkat the top of the chimney, and the variations in surface planes are all attractive elements on the exterior that bring this house out of the ordinary - provided, of course, that one can see it past the effective screen of of shrubbery.

Status: Still Standing

Lord Residence - 2009
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A relative newcomer on the street, the house was built in 1945 for Percy and Daisy Lord, who owned a variety store on Delta Street in the late 1940s and 1950s. They had originally come to Ladner in the 1930s lured by the poultry-raising experiment in Delta Manor. Percy Lord was also an agent for BC Electric in Ladner andlater had his own electrical repair business. in 1948 Percy Lord died as a result of injuries received when hit by a car 0n 48th Avenue. Daisy Lord continued to operate the store, but she also took in female boarders, a familiar pattern for widows at the time.
 
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