1890 Alberni Street

1890 Alberni Street; 1978; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-3.14; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1890-alberni-street.

1890 Alberni Street; 1978; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-3.14; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1890-alberni-street.

 

1890 Alberni Street; 1978; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-3.16; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1890-alberni-street-207457.

 

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.

 

1890 Alberni Street was on the south side of Alberni Street, between Gilford Street and Denman Street. Unlike most other houses in that block, the house was near the lane on the south portion of the lot.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 65; south 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 no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched August 2, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1906 to 1920.

 

1906 to 1909 Kerr, John Latimer
1910 Jukes, Arthur Ewart
1911 Vacant
1912 Smith, Katherine Clement
1913 to 1914 Douglas, Alexander Harold
1915 to 1916 Clark, John Arthur
1917 to 1920 Field, Alfred

 

Vancouver Province, July 9, 1908, page 16, column 7.

 

 

Vancouver Province, January 22, 1926, page 22, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, November 10, 1976, page 42, column 5.

 

In the late 1980s, the property was part of the proposed site of a 20-storey residential building.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1988, page 8, columns 6-7.

 

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.

 

The view below shows the approximate location of the original house at 1890 Alberni Street.

 

Rear of 1888 Alberni Street; Google Streets; Eihu Lane, east of Gilford Street; searched March 18, 2019; image dated October 2018.

 

Sources

Michael Kluckner, Vanishing Vancouver, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Whitecap Books Ltd., 1990, page 83, note relating to watercolour painting: “The oldest house visible in the watercolour is the unpainted grey one on the extreme right. Built probably in the early 1890s, before there was a lane between Robson and Alberni, it sat at the extreme rear of its lot and had a street address of 1890 Alberni.”

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 permit” (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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