Another Vernon family has been recognized for its commitment to heritage.
The City of Vernon has acknowledged the restoration work Sean Chippendale and his family did to their home at 4704 20th Street.
“The north wing of this 1893 house was constructed of squared logs,” said Mayor Rob Sawatzky.
“In 1910, the south section was made of poured concrete, and siding was applied to the existing structure. The covered porch now ties the two sections together.”
It was the home of Elwood Rice, former Vernon mayor and a prominent horticulturist.
In 2005, Vernon city council awarded a heritage restoration grant of $3,000 to assist with exterior restoration work to the house.
The city’s heritage restoration grant program applies to properties listed on the heritage register in order to assist owners with the cost of restoring the exterior, foundations and roof structures of heritage buildings.
Applications are to be submitted prior to March 30 each year.