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.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].
|Builder:||Blackwell, M. F.|
|Legal Address:||DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Alberni Street|
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.
In 1939, the house was for sale.
The house was a rooming house from the 1940s to the early 1960s.
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 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.