1974 Barclay Street

1974 Barclay Street - detail from Site of accident at the corner of Barclay and Chilco streets VPL Accession Number: 80904A Date: May 6, 1949; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2083/80904A.jpg

1974 Barclay Street –
detail from Site of accident at the corner of Barclay and Chilco streets
VPL Accession Number: 80904A
Date: May 6, 1949; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2083/80904A.jpg.

1974 Barclay Street was on the southeast corner of Barclay Street and Chilco Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 13.

1900 block Barclay Street - South side - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the City of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 8 - Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1900 Block Barclay Street – South side – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the City of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1974 Barclay Street; 1913, detail from Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street; 1972-582.29 – Plate 54; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.29; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

1974 Barclay Street; 1913, detail from Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street; 1972-582.29 – Plate 54; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.29; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

There are three references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched January  27, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Matheson, John P.
Architect: Matheson, John P.
Builder: Matheson, John P.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 13
Date (Y-M-D): 1902-01-13
Street Number: [1974]
Street Name: Barclay Street & Chilco Street (corner)
Value: $3,000.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8250-8251-1
District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: McMillan, A. F.
Architect: McMillan, A. F.
Builder: Cox, E.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1910-10-01
Street Number: 1974
Street Name: Barclay Street
Value: $480.00
Remarks: Frame garage
Reference ID: VN-3100-3101-1871
District: Vancouver
Permit: 3234
Owner: McMillan, A. F.
Architect: Whiteway, W. T.
Builder: Tolman, J. H.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-08-20
Street Number: 1974
Street Name: Barclay Street
Value: $1,500.00
Remarks: Dwelling house; alterations frame residence [DBR]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-2015


Daily Building Record, August 26, 1912, page 4 [selected portions of notices]; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xdbr/items/1.0177379#p3z1r0f:

Daily Building Record, August 26, 1912, page 4 [selected portions of notices]; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xdbr/items/1.0177379#p3z1r0f:

Vancouver directory listings:

1903 and 1904 Johnson, J. N.
1905 Darling, Francis
1906 and 1907 Henderson, James
1908 to 1934 McMillan, Allan Francis

By the end of 1935, the house was for rent.

Vancouver Province, November 30, 1935, page 24, column 5.

Vancouver Province, November 30, 1935, page 24, column 5.

By the summer of 1936, the house was available for room and board.

Vancouver Province, June 20, 1936, page 20, column 3.

Vancouver Province, June 20, 1936, page 20, column 3.

The house continued to offer rental accommodation until the early 1950s.

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1953, page 42 [edited image].

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1953, page 42 [edited image].

In the summer of 1954, the contents were for sale, and wreckers were demolishing the house itself.

Vancouver Sun, July 21, 1954, page 42, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, July 21, 1954, page 42, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, July 23, 1954, page 34, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, July 23, 1954, page 34, column 8.

In August 1954, Con-Rae Developments obtained a permit to build an apartment building on the site, with an address of 1990 Barclay Street.

Vancouver Sun, August 13, 1954, page 18, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, August 13, 1954, page 18, column 1.

The new building was available by January 15, 1955.

Vancouver Province, December 30, 1954, page 23, column 8.

Vancouver Province, December 30, 1954, page 23, column 8.

The building was called the Skylark Apartments.

Vancouver Sun, December 30, 1955, page 29, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, December 30, 1955, page 29, column 3.

1990 Barclay Street, 1957; detail from [Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street; Vancouver City Archives; Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

1990 Barclay Street, 1957; detail from [Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street; Vancouver City Archives; Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

1990 Barclay Street; Google Streets; searched January 27, 2019; image dated May 2009.

1990 Barclay Street; Google Streets; searched January 27, 2019; image dated May 2009.

 

Sources

Skylark Apartments, 1990 Barclay St.; Apartments in Vancouver’s West End (late 1940s and 1950s) by Semmens and Simpson Architects; photos by Brian Sutherland; http://www.greggsimpson.com/DC_Simpson_Apartments.html.

The Skylark, 1990 Barclay Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1L3, Equitable Real Estate Investment Corporation Limited; http://equitablerealestate.ca/buildings/the-skylark/.

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