Fraser Mills, a key piece of Coquitlam history, is a lumber mill begun in the late 19th C. By 1908 a town of 20 houses (plus store, post office…) had developed around the Mill. It is the mill manager’s residence, Ryan House that eventually became Place des Arts. The design was inspired by a 1909 photograph which shows matching houses down the muddy main street that lead to the river and the mill. I framed it with the mill entrance sign from the Carré Heritage Square Site as well as adding a saw blade to show that it was a sawmill town.
1909 Fraser Mills