1952 Alberni Street

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.

1942 Alberni Street and 1952 Alberni Street - 1960 - detail from Vancouver City Archives Bu N544-3 - Ruins of the Stanley Park Armouries (Horse Show Building) 1900 West Georgia Street after a fire; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ruins-of-stanley-park-armouries-horse-show-building-1900-west-georgia-street-after-fire-2

1942 Alberni Street and 1952 Alberni Street – 1960 – detail from Vancouver City Archives Bu N544-3 – Ruins of the Stanley Park Armouries (Horse Show Building) 1900 West Georgia Street after a fire; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ruins-of-stanley-park-armouries-horse-show-building-1900-west-georgia-street-after-fire-2

1800 Block - 1900 Block - 2000 Block - Georgia Street - Alberni Street - Robson Street - Detail from Vancouver City Archives - Van Sc P15 - Vancouver B C - looking east from Lost Lagoon; about 1931; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-b-c-from-air-looking-east-from-lost-lagoon;rad

1800 Block – 1900 Block – 2000 Block – Georgia Street – Alberni Street – Robson Street – Detail from Vancouver City Archives – Van Sc P15 – Vancouver B C – looking east from Lost Lagoon; about 1931; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-b-c-from-air-looking-east-from-lost-lagoon;rad

1952 Alberni Street was on the south side of Alberni Street, 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].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Aumond, Chas.
Architect: Aumond, Chas.
Builder: Blackwell, M. F.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1910-03-22
Street Number: 1952
Street Name: Alberni Street
Value: $140.00
Remarks: Frame garage
Reference ID: VN-3100-3101-1377
Vancouver Province, March 24, 1910, page 18, column 3.

Vancouver Province, March 24, 1910, page 18, column 3.

Vancouver directory listings for 1952 Alberni Street from 1907 to 1931:

1907 to 1910 Janion, Henry Cheshyre
1911 Aumond, Charles de Bellefeuille
1912 Tomlinson, Basil Murray
1913 to 1918 Crehan, Mercy Ellen
1919 Crehan, Morris (Maurice)
1920 to 1931 Crehan, Matthew Joseph and family

In 1938, the house was for rent.

Vancouver Province, October 8, 1938, page 29, column 8.

Vancouver Province, October 8, 1938, page 29, column 8.

In 1939, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, August 10, 1939, page 20, column 5.

Vancouver Province, August 10, 1939, page 20, column 5.

The house was a rooming house from the 1940s to the early 1960s.

Vancouver Province, September 12, 1950, page 14, column 6.

Vancouver Province, September 12, 1950, page 14, column 6.

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.

Vancouver Sun, May 17, 1960, page 37, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, May 17, 1960, page 37, column 4.

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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