When I left you on Monday financier Austin C. Taylor had just purchased the estate. Taylor was the president of Bralorne Gold Mine. (A little side note. My father's older brother and my mother's oldest brother both worked at Bralorne. So, in a roundabout way, I have a connection to The Shannon.) Taylor stayed at The Shannon for forty years until his death in 1965.
The Shannon was purchased by developer Peter Wall and he hired Arthur Erickson to make some changes. 1974 the Erickson Massey Architects - including legendary architect Arthur Erickson - developed 162 units in a series of two storey buildings that surround the property.
The interior of the mansion has been used for the movie industry as well as certain areas are at the use of the tenants that live in the units in the mansion. The new proposal would change all that and make these areas individual strata units.
Friday I have some more photos of the grounds of The Shannon or Shannon Mews as it is now called. I will also tell you about Benjamin Tingley Rogers.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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