1050 Chilco Street [1974 Comox Street]

1050 Chilco Street - Detail from [Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street] - AM54-S4-2 - CVA 371-723

1050 Chilco Street – Detail from [Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street] – AM54-S4-2 – CVA 371-723; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-on-north-side-of-1900-block-of-pendrell-street;rad.

1050 Chilco Street was on the northwest corner of Chilco Street and Comox Street. Some sources refer to the house as 1974 Comox Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lots 12 and 13.

Chilco Street between Comox Street and Pendrell Street - 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

Chilco Street between Comox Street and Pendrell Street – 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.

1050 Chilco Street [1974 Chilco Street] 1913, detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay Reference code: 1972-582.38 – Plate 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

1050 Chilco Street [1974 Chilco Street] 1913, detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay Reference code: 1972-582.38 – Plate 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

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.

District: Vancouver
Permit: 3480
Owner: Edwards, G. S.
Architect: Brown, J. G.
Builder: Brown, J. G.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-09-18
Street Number: 1850 [1050]
Street Name: Chilco Street
Value: $650.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House; Frame garage [DBR] [ledger error – there is no ‘1800-blk’ of Chilco]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-2258

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1920:

1903 Kelly, Robert
1904 to 1908 (also 1902, although not listed in directories) Cannon, Hubert Cecil Harold
1909 to 1912; 1915 to 1918 Battle, Charles Smith
1913 to 1914 Edwards, Chandler Starr
1919 Sylvester, Frank McClellan
1920 Mackenzie, Alexander L.

The Battle family returned to live in the house during the 1920s and 1930s.

In 1939, the house was offering rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, May 20, 1939, page 29, column 7.

Vancouver Province, May 20, 1939, page 29, column 7.

Vancouver Province, November 17, 1939, page 24, column 6.

Vancouver Province, November 17, 1939, page 24, column 6.

In December 1940, the contents of the house were for sale.

Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1940, page 24, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1940, page 24, column 4.

In 1941, the City of Vancouver issued a building permit to alter the housekeeping rooms in the house, and the house offered rental accommodation until the 1950s.

Vancouver Sun, January 2, 1941, page 17, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, January 2, 1941, page 17, column 7.

1050 Chilco Street [1974 Comox Street]; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1050 Chilco Street [1974 Comox Street]; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

In 1956, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1956, page 33, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1956, page 33, column 5.

In 1958, house wreckers were demolishing the house.

Vancouver Sun, April 7, 1958, page 28, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, April 7, 1958, page 28, column 4.

By 1959, a new apartment building called “The Safari” was on the site, with an address of 1050 Chilco Street.

Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1959, page 38, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1959, page 38, column 1.

1050 Chilco Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1050 Chilco Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1050 Chilco Street; Google Streets; searched February 22, 2019; image dated August 2011.

1050 Chilco Street; Google Streets; searched February 22, 2019; image dated August 2011.

5 thoughts on “1050 Chilco Street [1974 Comox Street]

  1. Pingback: Charles Smith Battle (1863-1939) | westendvancouver

  2. Pingback: Chandler Starr Edwards (1863-1945) | westendvancouver

  3. Pingback: Hubert Cecil Harold Cannon (1870-1934) | westendvancouver

  4. Pingback: Alexander L. Mackenzie (18–after 1919) | westendvancouver

  5. Pingback: Frank McClellan Sylvester (1861-after 1923) | WestEndVancouver

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.