The Hollies, as MacDonald's home become known as, features columns, porticos, pediments and other classical details that demonstrate the Neo-Classical Revival style. The house reminds me of the mansions on plantations in the old southern states.
Many of the first generation of home owners in Shaughnessy worked for CPR and George MacDonald was no different. He was a CPR official who made a fortune from mining and timber.
In 1922 MacDonald sold the house to Robert Mann of the Canadian National Railway.
More recently the home was changed back to a private residence. This reflects the efforts to reassert the viability of single-family homes in Shaughnessy.
Karen Magill, George MacDonald, Vancouver, Reader's Rockin' Radio, the Hollies, CPR, Saga Books, British Columbia