Built in 1879, this was the home of Generals who were stationed at the Vancouver military base. General Thomas Anderson and his family lived in what is now called the O.O. Howard House in the 1880-90's.
Mrs. Anderson enjoyed hosting parties and gatherings at the home and gardens. These garden parties included lavish lunches surrounded by Victorian furnishings, and even the entertainment of parading troops and the army band.
Maybe some other generals might not have indulged their wives in this manner, but General Anderson loved the art of drama. He acted upon any opportunity to create a production.
During the early 20th century, the interior of the house was modified to accommodate new uses. During World War II, this house was converted to a non-commissioned officers club, a use which was continued until 1986.
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