Navvy Jack House restoration update

In October 2023, the District entered into a lease agreement with Carrera Management Corporation to ensure the future of Navvy Jack House. The lease agreement outlines a three-year window for the completion of the building’s renovation and restoration.

Navvy Jack House, located at 1768 Argyle Avenue, is historically significant and has heritage value to the District of West Vancouver and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Nation).

The District believes that the restoration and retention of the Navvy Jack House will have broad community benefits.

Upon the successful completion of the restoration and the proposed addition of up to 500 square feet, Carrera Management Corporation will have the opportunity to operate a coffee shop, wine bar, or a combination of both at the restored Navvy Jack House, which will be open to the public.

At this time, there is no construction timeline confirmed. Updates will be posted on the project webpage as they are available.

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Navvy Jack House

The photograph depicts the wedding reception of John Lawson's daughter Elizabeth to William Pitman at John Lawson's Hollyburn house (originally Navvy Jack's house). 0567.WVA.RAH.