1835 Barclay Street

1835 Barclay Street, about 1912. Photograph courtesy of Myrna Singer.

1835 Barclay Street, about 1912. Photograph courtesy of Myrna Singer.

 

Denman Street - north of Barclay Street - around 1904 (Vancouver Public Library VPL 2654). 1844 Barclay Street would have been on the left side of this photograph.

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

 

1835 Barclay Street (tentative identification); Vancouver Province, September 9, 1905, page 13, columns 7-8.

1835 Barclay Street; Vancouver Province, September 9, 1905, page 13, column 3 [see key to photographs: Vancouver Province, September 9, 1905, page 3, column 7].

1835 Barclay Street was on the north side of Barclay Street, west of Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 67, Lot 33.

 

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.

 

1835 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.

1835 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 no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/ [searched February 5, 2013].

William Carey Ditmars built this house in 1899.

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 30, 1899, page 3, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, September 30, 1899, page 3, column 3.

 

Vancouver directory listings for 1835 Barclay Street from 1901 to 1920

1901 to 1902 Ditmars , William Carey
1903 Rochester, John Young
1904 Battle, Charles Smith
1905 to 1910 Ditmars, William Carey
1911 Wright, Ethel Lillian
1912 to 1913 Stewart, Margaret
1914 Howard, Percival Sewell
1917 Crawford, John G.
1918 Bostock, Hewitt
1919 Clark, Bruce (Clark, Alexander Frederick Bruce)
1920 Stark, Thomas Douglas

 

In 1927, Moxam and Tod Limited replaced the existing house with a two-storey building that included 13 rental apartments.

 

The Vancouver Sun, July 22, 1927, page 4, column 1.

The Vancouver Sun, July 22, 1927, page 4, column 1.

1835 Barclay Street, 1954, detail from First Beach, BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1835 Barclay Street, 1954, detail from First Beach, BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

The new building was called “The Waldron” or “Waldron Apartments.” A new owner took over the building in the fall of 1927.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 29, 1927, page 15, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, November 29, 1927, page 15, column 5.

In 1927, the apartments were renting for $52.50 to $70.00 per month.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 6, 1927, page 13, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, December 6, 1927, page 13, column 8.

 

By 1931, the rents had dropped to a range of $42.50 to $60.00 per month.

Vancouver Sun, May 30, 1931, page 28, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, May 30, 1931, page 28, column 7.

 

The building continued as a rental operation until the 1980s.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 803 [edited image].

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 803 [edited image].

In 1986, André Molnar demolished the old building and built a strata project on the property. The new building was called “Parkside Place.”

 

The Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1986, page 78, columns 1-3.

The Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1986, page 78, columns 1-3.

 

Parkside Place, 1835 Barclay Street, http://www.6717000.com/1835barclay/.

Parkside Place, 1835 Barclay Street, http://www.6717000.com/1835barclay/.

10 thoughts on “1835 Barclay Street

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  9. Water permit no. 3966 issued July 19, 1899 to W. C. Ditmars. There will be no building permit issued/available, as the building permitting process for Vancouver began January 1901.

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