901 Chilco Street

901 Chilco Street, Vancouver Province, September 9, 1905, page 13, columns 3-4.

901 Chilco Street, Vancouver Province, September 9, 1905, page 13, columns 3-4.

901 Chilco Street - Large houses [detail] - Vancouver Public Library - Accession Number - 7167

901 Chilco Street – Large houses [detail] – Vancouver Public Library – Accession Number – 7167

901 Chilco - Chilco Street near Barclay [detail] - Vancouver Public Library - Accession Number - 7174

901 Chilco – Chilco Street near Barclay [detail] – Vancouver Public Library – Accession Number – 7174

901 Chilco - [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street] [detail] Vancouver City Archives - AM54-S4 - PAN P103 - date 1908

901 Chilco – [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street] [detail] Vancouver City Archives – AM54-S4 – PAN P103 – date 1908

901 Chilco Street was on the west side of Chilco Street, just south of the lane between Haro Street and Barclay Street.

Legal Description: District Lot, Block 67, north half of Lots 21 and 22.

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

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

901 Chilco Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 62; Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; Vancouver City Archives; Item 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

901 Chilco Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 62; Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; Vancouver City Archives; Item 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

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 26, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Johnson, J. W. F. [John William Fordham]
Architect: Owner
Builder: McGriffith, W. C.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 1/2 21-22
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-04-07
Street Number: [901]
Street Name: Chilco Street & Barclay Street
Value: $3,500.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8230-8231-18

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: MacNeill, C. B. [Chester Benjamin]
Architect: Waterson & Bryan
Builder: MacNeill, C. B.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 21 & 22
Date (Y-M-D): 1910-06-27
Street Number: 901
Street Name: Chilco Street [at Barclay Street]
Value: $200.00
Remarks: Frame garage [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3100-3101-1208

Directory Listings from 1905 to 1924:

1905 Johnson, John William Fordham
1906 to 1911 MacNeill, Chester Benjamin
1913 to 1916 Davidson, John Lynn
1917 Busteed, Francis Ferguson
1919 to 1924 Henderson, Stanley McNab

 

Ivy Lodge

In 1925, the house at 901 Chilco Street was briefly the location of Ivy Lodge, which was a registered home for homeless children.

In 1924, Ivy Lodge was at 1967 Barclay Street.

Vancouver Province, December 12, 1924, page 21, column 6.

Vancouver Province, December 12, 1924, page 21, column 6.

In 1925, Ivy Lodge was at 901 Chilco Street.

Vancouver Sun, March 31, 1925, page 12, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, March 31, 1925, page 12, column 3.

By January 1926, Ivy Lodge was at 2020 Barclay Street.

Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1926, page 12, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1926, page 12, column 3.

In August 1928, the Ivy Lodge Baby Home Society became the operator of Ivy Lodge. The society faced a series of financial challenges, which led to the winding up of the society in 1930.

Vancouver Province, March 26, 1930, page 2, columns 6-7.

Vancouver Province, March 26, 1930, page 2, columns 6-7.

Vancouver Province, August 1, 1930, page 8, columns 3-4.

Vancouver Province, August 1, 1930, page 8, columns 3-4.

By 1931, Ivy Lodge had moved from 2020 Barclay Street to 1250 West Broadway.

Vancouver Sun, July 3, 1931, page 22, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, July 3, 1931, page 22, column 1.

Vancouver Province, July 6, 1932, page 2, column 1.

Vancouver Province, July 6, 1932, page 2, column 1.

 

Later Uses of the Property at 901 Chilco Street

From 1926 to 1930, the house was a private residence.

In May 1930, John Galloway and Son advertised for offers to demolish the house.

Vancouver Sun, May 26, 1930, page 14, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, May 26, 1930, page 14, column 5.

In June 1930, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

Vancouver Province, June 6, 1930, page 25, column 8.

Vancouver Province, June 6, 1930, page 25, column 8.

By April 1931, a new building called Chatelaine Apartments was on the site, with an address of 905 Chilco Street.

Chatelaine Apartments, 905 Chilco Street, April 1, 1931; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 4651; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1/4651.jpg.

Chatelaine Apartments, 905 Chilco Street, April 1, 1931; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 4651; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1/4651.jpg.

In April 1931, the Canadian General Electric Company advertised its Hotpoint electric ranges. The list of apartments using Hotpoint ranges included the Chatelaine Apartments.

Vancouver Province, April 23, 1931, page 7.

Vancouver Province, April 23, 1931, page 7.

Vancouver Province, April 27, 1931, page 15, column 2.

Vancouver Province, April 27, 1931, page 15, column 2.

The Chatelaine Apartments have remained in operation until the present time.

905 Chilco Street; Google Streets; searched February 26, 2019; image dated May 2015.

905 Chilco Street; Google Streets; searched February 26, 2019; image dated May 2015.

2000 Block Barclay Street (north side), Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

2000 Block Barclay Street (north side), Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

Sources

Their Duties towards the Children: Citizen and the Practice of Child Rescue in Early Twentieth Century British Columbia, by Robert L. Adamoski, Ph.D. thesis, Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology, December 1995; https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/56371045.pdf, page 216, note 17 [Refers to Ivy Lodge in Burnaby, British Columbia, and to more general principles relating to child rescue.]

Vancouver Heritage Foundation; The Chatelaine, 905 Chilco St, Vancouver BC; https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/location/905-chilco-st-vancouver-bc/:

“This 1930 building, designed by William Dodd & Co., is an example of the second phase of West End development, when the high class family houses gave place to multi-unit properties.

The construction that occupies half block has a patterned brick facade, an unusual stepped brick parapet and a Gothic arched entry. Other remarkable feature is the cornice wraps around entire building.”

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950; William Marshall Dodd (1870-1948): Chatelaine Apartments, Chilco Street near Haro Street, 1930 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1641.

William Marshall Dodd, winner of the commission to design City Hall, http://www.calgary.ca/CS/CPB/Pages/Projects-and-initiatives/Architect-William-M.-Dodd.aspx.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRV-W85 : 8 November 2017), William Marshall Dodd, 1948; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b026d398-8443-4a9a-be32-4193c32f8d4d.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1R-45D : 8 November 2017), Eva May Dodd, 1983; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7dcae0bd-2a32-4ae0-95c3-8a41232b1c5f.

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