1942 Alberni Street was on the south side of Alberni Street, about midway between Gilford Street and Chilco Street.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, Lot 19.
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 9, 2019].
|Owner:||Johnston, W. R.|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Alberni Street|
|Remarks:||Alteration to d house|
Vancouver directory listings for 1942 Alberni Street from 1907 to 1955.
|1907 to 1908; 1910 to 1913; 1915 to 1918||Johnston, William Raymond Moor|
|1909||Morrison, William Giekie|
|1914||Dockrill, Francis Maurice|
|1919 to 1923||MacLean, Ewen Wainwright|
|1923 to 1941||Ella (widow of Ewen Wainwright MacLean)|
|1943 to 1954||Campbell, Seymour and Isabella|
The house was for sale in 1942 and in 1954.
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 October 1959, the contents of 1942 Alberni Street were for sale.
The house was still present in the mid-1960s.
In 1968, Dysart Towers appeared on lots 18 and 19, with an address of 1960 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.
Dysart Towers, 1960 Alberni St, Vancouver; http://www.glassmanpm.com/en/Vancouver/building/Dysart+Towers/1994.