Historical Sign Project, a valuable addition to our community and our tourist industry

Deb Helf's heritage sign on Marshall St

KSAN has always been concerned about the preservation of Kelowna’s historical and heritage home and building.  Several years ago, under the direction and enthusiasm of Marguerite Berry, homeowners were approached about installing signposts on their properties with a short history of their dwellings and who of significance may have lived there in the past.  Research was done to ensure that this information was accurate, and archived photos added as well.  Walking tour brochures were produced allowing residents and tourists to walk our streets and enjoy these beautiful and unique buildings.  KSAN is proud of this project which has brought attention to the importance of the preservation of our historical dwellings.  We hope you will enjoy walking our streets and seeing the work that has been done by so many homeowners to preserve Kelowna’s beautiful old homes.

 

As of Nov. 2016, KSAN has placed 62 historical signs .

As of 2015, KSAN has installed a total of 41 historical signs at various locations in the  Bernard-Lawrence area, the Marshall Street area, on Cadder Avenue, Ethel Street, Park Avenue and Lawson Avenue.  Interest continues with more signs for completion in 2016.

photoIn addition, KSAN in partnership with the City of Kelowna and the French Cultural Centre, has been instrumental in having a Wayfinder Kiosk installed at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Richter Street beside the French Cultural Centre.  This allows tourists and residents to access the self guided walking tour brochures that KSAN has provided.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Walking Tour brochures link the present with the past.  Enjoy our living history when strolling  along our streets and the work done by homeowners to preserve and protect the heritage homes in our KSAN neighbourhoods.

 

Marshall Street Brochure

Abbott Street Brochure

Bernard-Lawrence Walking Tour

The KSAN Heritage Committee has been the powerhouse behind this project. They research the history of each home with the help of the Kelowna Museum and Public Archives and discuss the information that will be included on each sign with the homeowner.

The price of each sign depends on the current production cost .

For more information about this project please contact Marguerite at   margueriteberry4@gmail.com  or KSAN through our Contact Us page.