1942 Alberni Street

1942 Alberni Street - Detail from Vancouver City Archives Bu P508_104 - Date 1958

1942 Alberni Street – Detail from Vancouver City Archives Bu P508_104 – Date 1958

1942 Alberni Street - Detail from Vancouver City Archives Bu P508_35 - Date 1958

1942 Alberni Street – Detail from Vancouver City Archives Bu P508_35 – Date 1958

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

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 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].

Municipality: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Johnston, W. R.
Architect: Turney, W.
Builder: Turney, W.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-07-27
Street Number: 1942
Street Name: Alberni Street
Value: $650.00
Remarks: Alteration to d house
Reference ID: VN-3009-3009-24

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)
1942 Vacant
1943 to 1954 Campbell, Seymour and Isabella
1955 Vacant

The house was for sale in 1942 and in 1954.

Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1942, page 24, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1942, page 24, column 2.

Vancouver Province, September 4, 1954, page 37, column 5.

Vancouver Province, September 4, 1954, page 37, column 5.

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.

The Vancouver Sun, March 9, 1959, page 11, columns 4-5.

The Vancouver Sun, March 9, 1959, page 11, columns 4-5.

In October 1959, the contents of 1942 Alberni Street were for sale.

Vancouver Province, October 31, 1959, page 28, column 6.

Vancouver Province, October 31, 1959, page 28, column 6.

The house was still present in the mid-1960s.

1942 Alberni Street and 1952 Alberni Street, detail from Coal Harbour in Vancouver, B.C.; July 1965; Northern B.C. Archives, Item 2013.6.36.1.003.063a; https://search.nbca.unbc.ca/index.php/coal-harbour-in-vancouver-b-c-6.

1942 Alberni Street and 1952 Alberni Street, detail from Coal Harbour in Vancouver, B.C.; July 1965; Northern B.C. Archives, Item 2013.6.36.1.003.063a; https://search.nbca.unbc.ca/index.php/coal-harbour-in-vancouver-b-c-6.

In 1968, Dysart Towers appeared on lots 18 and 19, with an address of 1960 Alberni Street.

1960 Alberni Street; source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

1960 Alberni Street; source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

Dysart Towers, 1960 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched January 9, 2019; image dated: June 2017.

Dysart Towers, 1960 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched January 9, 2019; image dated: June 2017.

Vancouver Sun, June 14, 1968, page 51, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, June 14, 1968, page 51, column 7.

 

Sources

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.

 

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