1880 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.

 

1880 Alberni Street was on the south side of Alberni Street, east of Gilford Street.

Legal description: District Lot: 185; Block 65; Lot: 24B (or east half of Lot 24).

 

1800 Block Alberni Street - Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Alberni Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

1890 Alberni Street and 1880 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 is one possible reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched November 10, 2019]. However, although the lot number is 24, the street address is 1870 Alberni Street. The owner is J. L. Kerr (probably John Latimer Kerr, who lived at 1890 Alberni Street from 1900 to 1909).

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Kerr, J. L.
Architect: Doctor, W. A.
Builder: Hutchison Bros.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 24
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-06-25
Street Number: 1870
Street Name: Alberni Street
Value: $2,000.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling house
Reference ID: VN-3010-3010-11

 

A reference to the permit for 1870 Alberni Street also appeared in the Vancouver Province.

 

Vancouver Province, June 25, 1909, page 1, column 2.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1912 to 1920.

 

1912 to 1917 Keller, Mrs. Margaret
1918 and 1919 Mackie, Robert
1920 Thomas, Margaret

 

For much of its later life, the house offered rental accommodations.

 

Vancouver Province, August 29, 1922, page 14, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, June 13, 1931, page 15, column 3.

 

In 1956 and 1969, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 10, 1956, page 43, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 7, 1969, page 53, column 5.

 

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.

 

 

Sources

Vancouver City Archives; File – – Permits/licenses applications – demolition permits; COV-S62-4; 1988-1990 (Creation); https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/permits-licenses-applications-demolition-permits-6: File includes Manager’s reports and other records. Subjects include: “Moratoria on demolitions in North Vancouver and Victoria” (January and February 1990); “Toronto-Dominion Bank – 526 West Hastings Street (410 & 412-424 Seymour Street) – extension of demolition pertmit” (January 24, 1990); and “Demolition of the Huntington, 1915 Beach Ave.” (June 27, 1988). File also includes a memorandum of a demolition order for 1880 Alberni St., 1890 Alberni St., 1894-98 Alberni St., 740-744 Gilford St. and 746 Gilford St., and records pertaining to redevelopment around the Delmar Hotel (Dunsmuir, Homer, Pender and Hamilton Streets).

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