Charles Hope owned a lot of Fort Langley after marrying Alexander Mavis’ daughter, Lily. She was the registered owner of many village properties including the lot now occupied by the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. One of the gallery artists, Alan Wylie, recently painted “Illahie” from a photo provided by Charles’ grandson, Larry Hope.
The Hope House was completely destroyed by fire in 1928. Lanstone Homes’ McBride Station town homes are in the planning stage for the former Hope estate, “Illahie”.