The Houses of the Town
After the delights of seeing some of Powell River’s public buildings, walking along the streets of the town looking at the houses is great fun. There are many very fine homes to enjoy looking at. Managers’ houses were situated in the best locations, and so the better, larger homes are grouped together in a steep neighbourhood overlooking the harbour. Many of these homes have been restored.
The worker’s houses – mostly made up of various attractive “bungalow” designs – are on the streets further up the hill. Spotting the several standardized patterns of the houses scattered through the town and seeing how they have been modified over the years is like sorting out a great architectural puzzle. Some houses have been altered over the years; others have been maintained in near-original condition.
The Townsite Heritage Society of Powell River was formed in 1992, and encourages the restoration of the many homes that make up all the neighbourhoods of the town through workshops, tours and publications, and gives well-deserved awards recognizing the great efforts that residents put into maintaining and restoring the classic bungalows of Powell River.
To see more photographs of the hundreds of bungalow style homes in Powell River, please visit our sister site “Classic Bungalows” at: http://classicbungalows.com/2012/01/30/bungalows-in-a-planned-community-powell-river-british-columbia/