1894 Alberni Street

1894 Alberni Street and 1898 Alberni Street, 1907; detail from West End and Stanley Park views; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 5447; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1054/5447.jpg.

1894 Alberni Street and 1898 Alberni Street, 1907; detail from West End and Stanley Park views; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 5447; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1054/5447.jpg.

1894 Alberni Street was at the southeast corner of Alberni Street and Gilford Street. (The address of 1894 Alberni Street referred to the upstairs part of the house. The upper portion had an address of 1898 Alberni Street.)

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 65, north part of Lot 23.

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.

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.

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.

1894 Alberni Street, 744 Gilford Street, 746 Gilford Street, 748 Gilford 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.

1894 Alberni Street, 744 Gilford Street, 746 Gilford Street, 748 Gilford 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 23 in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched March 18, 2019], although it is not clear which permit belongs with each house in lot 23.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Strathe, D.
Architect: Strathe, D.
Builder: Strathe, D.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 23
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-03-15
Street Number:
Street Name: Gilford Street & Alberni Street
Value: $850.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8306-8307-17

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Johnston, S. G.
Architect: Johnston, S. G.
Builder: Strathie, D.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 23
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-02-02
Street Number:
Street Name: Gilford Street & Alberni Street
Value: $900.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8230-8231-16

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1910 to 1920:

1909 to 1912 Martin, James Lionel Eustace
1913 to 1914 Johnson, Job
1915 Robinson, Harold Archibald
1916 to 1918 Cook, Charles
1919 Johnson, Ernest Julius
1919 to 1921 Johnson, Daisy Christine (widow of Ernest Julius Johnson)

In 1918, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

Vancouver Sun, March 22, 1918, page 13, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, March 22, 1918, page 13, column 6.

The house was still a residence in 1973.

Vancouver Sun, November 10, 1973, page 100, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, November 10, 1973, page 100, 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.

 

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 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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