1142 Chilco Street

1142 Chilco Street - Detail from City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 371-723 - [Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-on-north-side-of-1900-block-of-pendrell-street;rad

1142 Chilco Street – Detail from City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 371-723 – [Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-on-north-side-of-1900-block-of-pendrell-street;rad

1142 Chilco Street was on the northeast corner of Chilco Street and Pendrell Street. Doctor Thomas Haddow Wilson built this house in 1912, and he lived in it from 1913 until he died in 1927.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lots 28 and 29.

1900 Block 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

1900 Block 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.

1142 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.

1142 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 are two references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 27, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit: 2169
Owner: Wilson, T. H. (Dr.)
Architect: Gordon, L. E.
Builder: Dominion Construction Company
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: 28-29
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-04-25
Street Number: 1142
Street Name: Chilco Street
Value: $7,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House; Two-storey frame residence [DBR]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-961

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 5262
Owner: Wilson, Dr.
Architect: Wilson, Dr.
Builder: Burns, John
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1913-07-03
Street Number: 1142
Street Name: Chilco Street
Value: $800.00
Remarks: Repairs
Reference ID: VN-3400-3401-1132

The Daily Building Record had a short article on this house:

Daily Building Record, April 18, 1912, page 1, column 3; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xdbr/items/1.0177343#p0z0r0f:

Daily Building Record, April 18, 1912, page 1, column 3; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xdbr/items/1.0177343#p0z0r0f:

The architect was Lindsay E. Gordon. In 1912, he had an office at 65, 429 West Pender Street; he lived at 749 East 14th Avenue in Vancouver.

In the late 1920s, the house began to offer rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, March 14, 1929, page 19, column 6.

Vancouver Province, March 14, 1929, page 19, column 6.

In 1930, the house was called “Chula Vista”, which is Spanish for “beautiful view.”

1142 Chilco Street - Auction - Vancouver Sun - November 18 1930 - page 21

1142 Chilco Street – Auction – Vancouver Sun – November 18 1930 – page 21.

The house continued to be a rooming house until the 1950s.

Vancouver Province, January 9, 1933, page 12, column 5.

Vancouver Province, January 9, 1933, page 12, column 5.

In 1938, the owner made alterations to the house.

Vancouver Sun, February 5, 1938, page 23, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, February 5, 1938, page 23, column 6.

In 1950, a suite in the house was available for rent.

Vancouver Sun, November 24, 1950, page 51, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, November 24, 1950, page 51, column 2.

1142 Chilco Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1142 Chilco Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

In 1955, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1955, page 45, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1955, page 45, column 6.

In 1955, furnishings from the house were for sale.

Vancouver Sun, August 3, 1955, page 40, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, August 3, 1955, page 40, column 2.

In 1956, a new building called “Parkwood Apartments” appeared on the site, with an address of 1975 Pendrell Street. (The building name often appears as “Parkwood Manor.”)

Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1956, page 41, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1956, page 41, column 5.

1975 Pendrell Street, 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1975 Pendrell Street, 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1975 Pendrell Street, Google Streets; searched February 19, 2019; image dated August 2018.

1975 Pendrell Street, Google Streets; searched February 19, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Sources

Daily Building Record, April 18, 1912, page 1, column 3; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xdbr/items/1.0177343#p0z0r0f:

“Handsome Bungalow for West End

The Dominion Const. Supply Co., Inc., Canada Life bldg. has been awarded the general contract for the erection of a frame bungalow at the corner of Chilco and Pendrell sts., for Dr. T.H. Wilson, which will cost approximately $7500.

The residence will be two and a half stories, with rough siding for the first floor, shingled exterior for the upper floors, with rough cast plaster gables. It will contain nine rooms and large reception hall; hardwood floors and beamed ceilings, fir panels, concrete basement, in which will be laundry, drying room, etc.; hot water heat, and every modern device are among the specifications. The excavation, begun yesterday, has been let to Lindberg & Lund, Metropole Hotel. The general contractors will not be ready for figures on any other of the minor contracts for about three weeks.”

 

Parkwood Apartments, 1975 Pendrell Street

Apartments in Vancouver’s West End (late 1940s and 1950s); by Semmens and Simpson Architects; http://www.greggsimpson.com/DC_Simpson_Apartments.html.

Parkwood Manor, 1975 Pendrell Street; https://bccondos.net/1975-pendrell.

Parkwood Manor, 1975 Pendrell Street, Vancouver; https://www.condoinvancouver.ca/parwood-manor.

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