1920 Alberni Street

Southwest corner of Alberni Street and Gilford Street, about 1960; Vancouver: From Milltown to Metropolis, by Alan Morley; Vancouver, Mitchell Press, 1961, facing page 210; original photograph by George Allen Aerial Photos.

Southwest corner of Alberni Street and Gilford Street, about 1960; Vancouver: From Milltown to Metropolis, by Alan Morley; Vancouver, Mitchell Press, 1961, facing page 210; original photograph by George Allen Aerial Photos.

The lots at the southwest corner of Alberni Street and Gilford Street were vacant until the 1960s.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 65; Lots 21 and 22.

1900 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

1900 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

1952 Alberni Street, 1942 Alberni Street and 1932 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.

1952 Alberni Street, 1942 Alberni Street and 1932 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 January 11, 2019].

In 1970, the Harbourview Apartments appeared on lots 21 and 22 (which were combined into lot C). The street address was 1920 Alberni Street.

1920 Alberni Street; source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

1920 Alberni Street; source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

Most earlier advertisements for 1920 Alberni Street also referred to another apartment building at 1905 Robson Street, which was just south of 1920 Alberni.  (1905 Robson Street was on property that had formerly been the site of 1919 Robson Street.)

Vancouver Sun, July 17, 1970, page 43, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, July 17, 1970, page 43, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1971, page 50, columns 7-8.

Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1971, page 50, columns 7-8.

1920 Alberni Street, Google Streets; searched January 12, 2019; image dated August 2018.

1920 Alberni Street, Google Streets; searched January 12, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Sources

Harbourview Apartments, 1920 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC; https://www.hollyburn.com/building/harbourview/.