1059 Chilco Street

1059 Chilco Street - Detail from Residences - Comox Street - Library and Archives Canada - Online MIKAN no. 3308694

1059 Chilco Street – Detail from Residences – Comox Street – Library and Archives Canada – Online MIKAN no. 3308694.

1059 Chilco Street was on the southwest corner of Chilco Street and Comox Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lots 14 and 15.

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.

1059 Chilco Street; 1913, detail from Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; 1972-582.37 – Plate 62; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

1059 Chilco Street; 1913, detail from Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; 1972-582.37 – Plate 62; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

There is one apparent reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 16, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Carmon, H. C. H. [Cannon]
Architect: Dalton, W. T.
Builder: Horrobin, T.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: 14
Date (Y-M-D): 1902-04-07
Street Number:
Street Name: Comox Street & Chilco Street
Value: $4,500.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling s.f.
Reference ID: VN-8170-8171-10

However, it appears that the lot reference above may not be accurate. An advertisement for the northwest corner of Comox Street and Chilco Street referred to that property as being diagonally across Comox from the Cannon property (which was, therefore, on the southeast corner of Comox Street and Chilco Street).

Vancouver Province, September 18, 1902, page 6, column 5.

Vancouver Province, September 18, 1902, page 6, column 5.

As well, in 1904, Mr. Cannon applied to have a sidewalk in front of his property, which was on lot 13.

Vancouver Province, November 1, 1904, page 4, column 3.

Vancouver Province, November 1, 1904, page 4, column 3.

Vancouver directory listings from 1909 to 1920.

1909 to 1913; 1915 to 1917 McLachlan, Dugald James
1914 Miltenberger, Eugene Franciscus
1918 and 1919 Moody, Harrison Pushaw
1920 Buckland, Charles Channing

In 1938, the property was for sale.

Vancouver Province, December 31, 1938, page 25, column 6.

Vancouver Province, December 31, 1938, page 25, column 6.

In 1959, a portion of the house was for rent.

Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1959, page 35, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1959, page 35, column 3.

The house provided rental accommodation until the late 1960s.

In 1968, a new apartment building appeared on the site, with an address of 2020 Comox Street.

Vancouver Sun, October 19, 1968, page 45, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, October 19, 1968, page 45, column 6.

The building was called “Villa Comox.”

Vancouver Sun, August 30, 1969, page 49, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, August 30, 1969, page 49, column 3.

2020 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 17, 2019; image dated April 2017.

2020 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 17, 2019; image dated April 2017.

 

House at 1085-1087 Chilco Street

In 1943, a new duplex house appeared on the south half of lot 15 (and perhaps part of lot 14 as well). The address was 1085-1087 Chilco Street.

1085-1087 Chilco Street and 1059 Chilco Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1085-1087 Chilco Street and 1059 Chilco Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

In 1956, the house at 1085-1087 Chilco Street was for sale as a potential apartment site.

Vancouver Province, October 20, 1956, page 39, column 7.

Vancouver Province, October 20, 1956, page 39, column 7.

1059 Chilco Street and 1085-1087 Chilco Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1059 Chilco Street and 1085-1087 Chilco Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

The house at 1085-1087 Chilco Street remained on the property until 1059 Chilco Street was redeveloped in 1968.

 

Sources

Villa Comox, 2020 Comox Street, Vancouver BC Canada; http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=54710.

Villa Comox, 2020 Comox Street, Vancouver BC Canada; https://www.emporis.com/buildings/113172/villa-comox-vancouver-canada.

5 thoughts on “1059 Chilco Street

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  3. My mother Gwladys Gwyneth Morgan Rhodes grew up at this location. I do not know when they bought it nor when my grandmother sold it. I think it was given a different address at some point to 1099 Chilco. I visited the house at the exact corner as shown on the plans as a small boy visiting from Nanaimo. My grandmother Mabel Ready Barwick lived there with her husband Hal Rhodes.

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