1821 Barclay Street

1821 Barclay Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1821 Barclay Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1821 Barclay Street was on the north side of Barclay Street, just west of Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 67, Lot 34.

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.

Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

1821 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.

1821 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 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 February 3, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Armstrong, W. H. (Mrs)
Architect: Whiteway, William Tuff
Builder: Sharp, A. (cont.)
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 34
Date (Y-M-D): 1901-04-23
Street Number: [1821]
Street Name: Barclay Street
Value: $3,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8148-8149-3

The owner, “Mrs. W.H. Armstrong,” appears to be the wife of William Henry Armstrong, of Armstrong and Morrison, who lived at 1228 Comox Street [Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1901, page 626.] The architect was William Tuff Whiteway, who designed many houses and larger buildings in Vancouver. Mr. Whiteway lived at 1949 Barclay Street from 1905 to 1907, and at 1958 Barclay Street from 1908 to 1916.

Vancouver directory listings from 1902 to 1925.

1902 to 1912 Burns, John
1913 to 1920 Burwell, Herbert Mahlon

In 1925, Mrs. Mahlon auctioned the contents of the house.

Vancouver Province, October 3, 1925, page 17, column 1.

Vancouver Province, October 3, 1925, page 17, column 1.

From the mid-1920s through the 1940s, the house offered rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, May 15, 1926, page 19, column 2.

Vancouver Province, May 15, 1926, page 19, column 2.

Vancouver Province, April 3, 1934, page 14, column 7.

Vancouver Province, April 3, 1934, page 14, column 7.

Vancouver Province, August 30, 1941, page 30, column 3.

Vancouver Province, August 30, 1941, page 30, column 3.

In 1956 the house was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, June 5, 1956, page 35, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, June 5, 1956, page 35, column 8.

In March 1958, a house-wrecking firm demolished the house.

Vancouver Sun, March 12, 1958, page 42, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, March 12, 1958, page 42, column 4.

By September 1958, a rental apartment building called “The Buccaneer” had appeared on the site.

Vancouver Sun, September 27, 1958, page 38, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, September 27, 1958, page 38, column 2.

In December 1958, Atlas Developments Limited was offering shares in 1821 Barclay Limited.

Vancouver Sun, December 8, 1958, page 32, columns 2-5.

Vancouver Sun, December 8, 1958, page 32, columns 2-5.

1821 Barclay Street; Google Streets; searched February 3, 2019; image dated April 2009.

1821 Barclay Street; Google Streets; searched February 3, 2019; image dated April 2009.

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