Fonds AM713 - Richard B. Gilman collection

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Richard B. Gilman collection

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0.01 m of textual records

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Richard B. Gilman was the son of Ellis Philip Gilman, a mining engineer and real estate developer. Between 1906 and 1909, Philip Gilman purchased a block of land on the south side of English Bay known as Thorley Park. Upon this site, Gilman decided to build his family home. The Victoria architect, Samuel Maclure, was commissioned to design the home, which was built between 1910 and 1912. The family resided there until they returned to England in 1922. The next owner, Reginald Brock, named the mansion "Brockholm", which he retained until 1938. In 1975, "Brock House" was developed as a recreation centre for Vancouver senior citizens. Richard Gilman, who moved to England with his family, returned to Ontario after World War II. He worked as a County Education Superintendent.

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The collection consists of two photocopies of typescripts describing the history of Philip Gilman and the building of Brock House.

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Donated by Richard Gilman in 1980.


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Folder formerly located at 580-E-07 fld 09.

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  • Box: 580-D-02 fld 14