Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, Lot 20.There is one reference 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].
|Legal Address:||DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Alberni Street|
Vancouver directory listings for 1932 Alberni Street from 1907 to 1955.
|1903 to 1904||Finlay, Gilbert Hunter|
|1905||Tait, John Spottiswood|
|1906 to 1909||Cronyn, Verschoyle Francis|
|1910 to 1911||Taylor, Edwin David|
|1912 to 1918||Cook, James F.|
|1919 to 1920||Draney, Charles Robert|
|1921||Cowdry, Augustus Nathaniel (son of John Cowdry)|
|1922 to 1923||Wetmore, John Allen|
|1924 to 1925||Marpole, Mrs. Catherine (widow of D. P. Marpole)|
|1926 to 1927||Doidge, Harold Lees|
|1928 to 1929||Vacant|
|1930 to 1934||Griffin, Mrs. Ellen Jane|
|1935 to 1937||Cook, James F.|
|1937 to 1940||Cook, Mrs. Bertha Jane (widow of James F. Cook)|
|1941 to 1946||Hutchinson, Walter|
|1947 to 1948||Ward, Harry|
|1949 to 1955||Galloway, William Matthew|
In its early years, the house was for rent or for sale from time to time.
By the 1920s, the house was a rooming house.In 1939, the house was for sale.
From the 1940s to the 1960s, the house continued to be a rooming house.In March 1959, the lots at 1932 Alberni, 1942 Alberni and 1952 Alberni were for sale as sites for multi-storey apartments and commercial developments. The advertisement below referred to a proposed freeway system through the West End. For many reasons, the freeways did not go ahead. In 1965, the Briarcrest Apartments appeared on lot 20, with a street address of 1932 Alberni Street.
Ken MacKenzie, Freeway Planning and Protests in Vancouver, 1954-1972; Master of Arts Thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1984, https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/56370103.pdf.
“The Streets Belong to the People”: Expressway Disputes in Canada, c. 1960-75; by Danielle Robinson, B.A., M.A.; Doctor of Philosophy Thesis, McMaster University, 2012; https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/bitstream/11375/12753/1/fulltext.pdf.