1818 Barclay Street

Denman Street - north of Barclay Street - around 1904 (Vancouver Public Library VPL 2654)

Denman Street – north of Barclay Street – around 1904 (Vancouver Public Library VPL 2654)

1818 Barclay Street was on the south side of Barclay Street, just west of Denman Street. It is in the centre of the photograph above.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 2

Detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

Detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

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

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

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 30, 2013].

Municipality: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Harvey, R. V.
Architect: Honeyman & Curtis
Builder: Baynes & Horie
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 1 & 2
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-12-09
Street Number:
Street Name: Barclay Street
Value: $400.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling addition
Reference ID: VN-8222-8223-32

The listed owner is “R.V. Harvey,” who appears to be Robert Valentine Harvey. He was born in Liverpool, England on August 29, 1872. He arrived in Vancouver about 1899, and was a school instructor and later headmaster at Queen’s School in Vancouver. In 1908, he became Warden at University School of Victoria. In September 1914, he enlisted as a Captain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans in the Second Battle of Ypres, and he died in a prison hospital on May 8, 1915.

Sources:

Saint Michael’s University School, School Ties, page 17http://www.smus.ca/sites/default/files/assets/publications/pdfs/smus_sch_ties_spring03.pdf

1901 Census of Canada, District: BC Burrard (#1); Subdistrict: Vancouver (City/Cité) D-4, page 7, line 5.

1911 Census of Canada, District: BC Nanaimo (#10); Subdistrict: 8, Saanich Ward I, page 12, line 35.

Vancouver directory listings for 1818 Barclay Street:

1897 to 1900 Robson, Charles William [listed as “Denman and Barclay”]
1901 Robson, Charles William [listed as “Robinson, C.W.,” at 1841 Barclay]
1902 Robson, Charles William
1903 to 1904 Harrison, David Howard
1905 Kent, Herbert William
1906 to 1911 Harrison, Katherine Stevenson
1912 to 1916 Harrison, George Stevenson
1917 to 1920 Harrison, Katherine Stevenson
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