Historic Stewart Farm - Crescent Beach - Surrey - Vancouver - B.C.

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On my way back from Point Roberts I decided to stop by one of my favorite places.... Crescent Beach - and on my way  I passed the sign for The Historic Stewart Farm.  I can't tell you how many times I've driven by there and never gone in!  Always wanted to - meant to -.....but never did!  So I did a U-E and...decided to explore!

 

 

                                                            Crescent Beach

Situated in Elgin Heritage Park on the banks of the Nicomekl River features a beautifully restored and furnished 1894 farmhouse, pole barn, root cellar and heirloom gardens and orchard in a lovely pastoral setting.

 This farmhouse thrived as a hay farm for 60 years, but now it is a great representation of what life was like at the turn of the century.    The farmhouse is a shining representation of Victorian rural architecture.

 

The adjacent Hooser Weaving Centre gives a terrific demonstration of the art of textile making, and houses a collection of spinning wheels and looms.  

 

Visiting is like stepping back in time to the days of horse drawn farm tools, hand churned butter and wood stove cooking. 

  

There are guided tours, demonstrations and special events offered year - round....by staff and volunteers dressed in Victorian-style costumes.  Hmm and I was thinking - it would make a wonderful setting for a Wedding!

                     

Closed Mondays and Statutory Holidays. Suggested admission: $2/adult, $1/student, 5 & Under: Free.
Address: 13723 Crescent Road Surrey  BC  Canada  V4P 1J4
Phone:  1 604 502-6456 

I had to add this photo of the bench - what caught my eye was the dedication on the bench which read...   "To the World you may be One Person - But to One Person You are the World" - it really made me pause and reflect........frankly it hit me as being so poignantly true.......

 

  

  

                                             

 

If you or someone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling property in Chilliwack, Hope, Abbotsford, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you would like more information please give Liz  Moras of Landmark Realty Chilliwack a call at- 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@gmail.com.     

Copyright © 2009 By Liz Moras, All Rights Reserved. All photos by Liz Moras. All information provided by this author is only an opinion, it is not guaranteed, may be based on information collected from several sources, and may be time sensitive.  It is not necessarily representative of the opinions of Landmark Realty Chwk. Ltd..   

                               

 

 

 

                                                             

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Gary Woltal
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Liz, beautiful pictures. I love that quote on the bench BTW. It is one of my favorites in how just "one" person can mean so much to another. Glad you took the time to walk over and read the dedication.

Aug 17, 2008 04:06 PM #1
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Thankyou Gary...I don't know that THAT wasn't the best part of my detour!  :-)

Aug 17, 2008 04:34 PM #2
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L. Wayne Denton
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WOW, does God know what others mean to us.  I was thinking earlier how much the emails have meant to me recently and then you post this with that Quote.  Not only that but you also provide pictures that allow dreams to surface that are peaceful and make traveling to other parts of our World desireable.  Thanks for all you have sent.

Aug 17, 2008 05:13 PM #3
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Christina Ethridge
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I love the looks of this ome, Liz! I need to get up your way before Summer goes away!

Aug 17, 2008 05:43 PM #4
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Liz - these photos are beautiful, I love the ocean one and the one with the apples on the tree. Keep it up!

Aug 17, 2008 06:33 PM #5
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Wayne you're a poet! You spin and weave your words so beautifully! You are so welcome.......You've done the same for me and had a Word for me just when I needed it!  :-)

Aug 17, 2008 06:39 PM #6
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Christina do head up North one day soon, its breathtakingly beautiful........but then again I remember being in Idaho and thinking the same thing!  Just a different type of beauty!

Aug 17, 2008 06:40 PM #7
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Robert - those are my two favorites as well!  :-)Thank you...

Aug 17, 2008 06:42 PM #8
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Sylvie Conde
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Liz, you're killing me with this stuff.  I hope you feel up to showing me all this, and more, when I visit you.  You're not making the wait any easier.  I'm not sure I'll want to come back here.

Aug 18, 2008 03:34 AM #9
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Crescent Beach and the Farm look like wonderful places to visit.  Thank you for sharing the quote that was on the bench with us.   Makes me think about how nice it would be to sit on that bench with people in our life that are most important to us.  Thanks! 

Aug 18, 2008 05:49 AM #10
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Sylvie....I can hardly wait for you to come -I make a terrific tour guide!  Shall I start looking for a t/h for you?  :-)  ummm I know a great realtor!

Aug 18, 2008 12:44 PM #11
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Sondra- the setting is sooo beautiful........the quote was special wasn't it?  the benches seem to be so symbolic...remember forrest gump onthe bench?  :-)

Aug 18, 2008 12:46 PM #12
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Katrina LaRocque

Thank you for posting these lovely pictures.  I was lucky to have spent much of my childhood at the Stewart house (though it wasn't known to me by that name) as my Grandparents, the Wards, bought it from the Stewarts many, many years ago and it was from them the property passed to the City of Surrey.  My parents lived in the bunk house when they were first married and my father worked on many of the boats previously (and currently) stored on the property.

I am especially thankful to the kind people of Surrey who saved the property from demolition as it was originally slated to be torn down.  It would have been such a loss.

 

Mar 10, 2009 08:09 AM #13
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Liz Moras Migic
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Katrina - thank you so much for coming to my blog an commenting - its a house I'd driven by many a time on my way to the beach - but the first time I actually stopped and visited...What a wonderful memory for you!  Do you have any other photos of it? :-)

Mar 11, 2009 01:37 AM #14
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