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New informative plaques on Kelowna heritage buildings

The DeHart House at 1890 Ethel Ave. in Kelowna is one of the historic properties getting a new descriptive plaque.
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December 18, 2014 - 4:06 PM

KELOWNA - New building plaques being installed to describe the origins and occupants of Kelowna’s historic properties are keeping the city’s history alive for new generations.

The descriptive plaques have been installed at the Old Glenn Avenue School at 1633 Richter St., DeHart House at 1890 Ethel Ave., the old Post Office at 274 Bernard Ave., the old Daily Courier headquarters at 1580 Water St. and in the 300-block of Bernard Ave. which is home to Kelowna’s first drug store.

“As Kelowna continues to grow and evolve, it’s important that we remember where we came from too,” mayor Colin Basran says in a media release. “Each old property tells a story of how far our city has come, and I am grateful to the dedicated volunteers and staff who worked to collect these stories for future generations.”

The project is a joint effort of the Community Heritage Committee and City of Kelowna. Details about Kelowna’s heritage buildings and their locations are available at

The Community Heritage Committee continues to work on plans to research and identify further significant Kelowna properties in the months ahead.

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