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.
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].
|Owner:||Johnson, J. W. F. [John William Fordham]|
|Builder:||McGriffith, W. C.|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 1/2 21-22|
|Street Name:||Chilco Street & Barclay Street|
|Owner:||MacNeill, C. B. [Chester Benjamin]|
|Architect:||Waterson & Bryan|
|Builder:||MacNeill, C. B.|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 21 & 22|
|Street Name:||Chilco Street [at Barclay Street]|
|Remarks:||Frame garage [added legal desc.]|
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|
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.
In 1925, Ivy Lodge was at 901 Chilco Street.
By January 1926, Ivy Lodge was at 2020 Barclay Street.
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.
By 1931, Ivy Lodge had moved from 2020 Barclay Street to 1250 West Broadway.
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.
In June 1930, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
By April 1931, a new building called Chatelaine Apartments was on the site, with an address of 905 Chilco Street.
In April 1931, the Canadian General Electric Company advertised its Hotpoint electric ranges. The list of apartments using Hotpoint ranges included the Chatelaine Apartments.
The Chatelaine Apartments have remained in operation until the present time.
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.