Learn about the Swanson's 1930's historical home and property.
Heritage Area: Newton
Site #: 190
Location: 6571 King George Boulevard
Registered: Dec. 4, 2000
Significance: Architectural, Historical
Description: Adolph and Ruth Swanson bought the property in 1927, cleared the site and started building the house in 1932. George and Rita Johnson bought the property around 1960, converting the farm into a trailer park. Rita Johnson served many years as a politician, first on Surrey Council, and later as an MLA and the first woman premier of B.C. The Craftsman bungalow features an open front veranda and single hung wood sash windows with horizontal and vertical muntins dividing the windows into rectangles and squares of varying sizes.