1878 Alberni Street

1800 block of Alberni Street (south side) and 700 block of Gilford Street (east side); about 1960; Vancouver: From Milltown to Metropolis, by Alan Morley; Vancouver, Mitchell Press, 1961, facing page 210; original photograph by George Allen Aerial Photos.

 

1878 Alberni Street was on the south side of Alberni Street, between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

There was also a small house at the rear of the lot, which sometimes had an address of 1876 Alberni Street. At other times it appeared as “1878 Alberni Street (rear).”

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, Lot 25.

 

1878 Alberni Street, 1860 Alberni Street and 1850 Alberni Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

 

There are two references to lot 25 in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched March 18, 2019]. It is not clear which houses are associated with each permit.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Wilson, W.S. & M. S.
Architect: Wilson, W.S. & M. S.
Builder: Wilson, W.S. & M. S.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 25
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-09-27
Street Number:
Street Name: Alberni Street
Value: $600.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8341-8342-42

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Kerr, J. L. [probably John Latimer Kerr (1854-1929), who lived at 1890 Alberni Street from 1900 to 1909 and at 1942 Alberni Street from 1910 to 1918.]
Architect: Kerr, J. L.
Builder: Kerr, J. L.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 25
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-07-16
Street Number:
Street Name: Alberni Street
Value: $800.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8236-8237-24

 

Vancouver directory listings for 1878 Alberni Street from 1906 to 1920.

1906 Mowat, Daniel
1907 Mitchell, Alfred Thomas
1908 Howson, Thomas Arthur
1909 to 1920 Smith, Alexander

 

Vancouver directory listings for 1878 Alberni Street (rear) (sometimes called 1876 Alberni Street) from 1910 to 1920.

1910 Gibbons, William James
1913 Cook, Charles
1914 to 1915 Smith, Edward A.
1918 Price, George R.
1919 Price, John
1920 Cook, [no given name]

 

Both 1878 Alberni Street and 1876 Alberni Street offered rental accommodations.

 

Vancouver Province, July 17, 1908, page 22, column 6.

 

In 1922, the contents of 1878 Alberni Street were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Daily World, October 18, 1922, page 14, column 7.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, December 23, 1940, page 22, column 2.

 

In 1953, the property was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, June 6, 1953, page 43, column 1.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 21, 1953, page 29, column 7.

 

The house continued to offer rental accommodations from the 1950s to the 1970s.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 16, 1956, page 29, column 7.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 20, 1973, page 53, column 5.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1975, page 57, column 8.

 

In 1991, the lot became part of the site of 1888 Alberni Street.

 

1888 Alberni Street, “Hats off to a true party spirit,” Vancouver Sun, August 9, 1991, page 41, columns 4-5.

1888 Alberni Street, “Hats off to a true party spirit,” Vancouver Sun, August 9, 1991, page 41, columns 4-5.

 

1888 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched March 18, 2019; image dated April 2009.

1888 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched March 18, 2019; image dated April 2009.

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