1000 Denman Street

1000 Denman Street was on the southeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street. (In one earlier source, the street number appears as 1004 Denman Street, but the normal number for this building was 1000 Denman.)

 

Denman Street - between Nelson Street and Comox 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

Denman Street – between Nelson Street and Comox 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.

 

 

1004 Denman Street; 1008 Denman Street; 1012 Denman Street; 1020 Denman Street; detail from Chas. E. Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 55 [Cardero Street to Haro Street to Denman Street to Comox Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-55-cardero-street-to-haro-street-to-denman-street-to-comox-street.

 

There are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1[searched August 8, 2019].

1000 Denman Street first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1907. It was a grocery store, and it continued as grocery-related business through most years until the early 1950s.

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1920.

 

1907 to 1909 Mackenzie, William Lyon
1910 Mackenzie, Mary (widow of William L. Mackenzie)
1911 to 1920 Greene, Milton Thomas
1920 Renton, James Wigton

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 18, 1909, page 17, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Province, June 3, 1910, page 37, column 5.

 

 

Vancouver Daily World, August 31, 1909, page 2, column 4.

 

 

Vancouver Province, September 21, 1910, page 22, column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Province, January 12, 1917, page 13, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 4, 1930, page 15, column 4.

 

In the 1930s, the Victorine Langre Chocolate Shop was at 1000 Denman Street. Mrs. Leonie W. Weeden (1890-1980) was the proprietor, and Victorine Langré was the maiden name of Leonie’s mother.

 

Vancouver Province, November 23, 1933, page 15, column 7.

 

In 1935, a window cleaning company was also based at 1000 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 29, 1935, page 17, column 3.

 

In 1935, the chocolate shop was for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 19, 1936, page 13, column 4.

 

In 1937, an auctioneer sold the contents of the candy-manufacturing business at 1000 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 24, 1937, page 23, column 1.

 

Leonie Weeden later spent many years as a prospector and placer miner. She died in Lillooet, British Columbia on March 31, 1980.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 3, 1960, page 3, columns 1-3.

 

From 1938 to 1940, the Denman Fruit Market was at 1000 Denman Street. In 1940, an auctioneer sold the market’s fixtures and groceries.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 28, 1940, page 21, column 8.

 

In the 1940s, John Sangster operated a bakery at 1000 Denman Street.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1945, page 1027 (edited image).

 

By 1954, the building at 1000 Denman Street was gone, and the Denman Esso service station was at 1004 Denman Street. Charles Frederick George Prior (1902-1982) was the manager of the service station.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 213 (edited image).

 

 

Southeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street, 1954; detail from BO-54-211 : First Beach; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

In October 1954, two young men were arrested after money went missing from the cash register of the service station at 1004 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Province, October 18, 1954, page 36, column 2.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, October 18, 1954, page 25, column 4.

 

 

Southeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street, 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

The service station was still operating in 1975.

 

Vancouver Province, October 4, 1975, page 30, column 3.

 

The property later became part of the Denman Place complex.

Further information appears on the page for 1008 Denman Street.

 

Denman Place construction site; detail from Vancouver skyline, 1970s, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 1435-87; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/british-columbia-vancouver-skyline-80.

 

 

Sources

Aimé Paré (father of Leonie Paree)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-QTL : 16 December 2019), Aime Pare, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Victorine Langré (mother of Leonie Paree)

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-QTG : 16 December 2019), Victorine Pare in household of Aime Pare, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV1-8J3 : 8 November 2017), Victorine Langley [sic] Pare, 1904.

Vancouver Province, December 24, 1904, page 3, column 6: “Mrs. Victorine Langley [sic] Pare, a native of France, aged forty-eight years, died in the General Hospital last night.”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZ6-BQR : 11 March 2018), Victorine Langré in household of Charles T Mcphalen and Emma Victorine Paré, 18 Apr 1898; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11372, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,529.

 

Leonie Paree [Paré] (Chocolate shop proprietor)

Leonie Pare (1891 – Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LKFK-L6J.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-BWT : 16 March 2018), Leonie Weeden in entry for John A H Weeden, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

Vancouver Province, February 3, 1944, page 10, column 3: “After granting a divorce to Leonie Weeden of McGillivray Falls from John Hall Weeden, 61-year-old chartered accountant, 535 West Georgia, whom she married at Vancouver in 1908, his lordship approved a settlement of Mrs. Weeden’s claim for alimony at a lump sum of $2750.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1B-5QQ : 8 November 2017), Leonie Weeden, 1980; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5922923d-2f28-4ece-bdce-a8a372724d39.

 

John Archibald Hall Weeden (husband of Leonie Paree)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XKF-S7V : 1 October 2014), John Archibald H Weeden, 1882; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9ZG-585 : 20 May 2019), John A H Weeden in household of Mary Weeden, St Pancras, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Kentish Town subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-BWR : 16 March 2018), John A H Weeden, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRY-1LK : 8 November 2017), John Archibald Hall Weeden, 1961; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/06bb41eb-d6ea-4e8e-a5d6-52f5c726c0fc.

 

Dorothy Leone Weeden (daughter of Leonie Paree)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8Y-ZXJ : 11 March 2018), Lyle Murray Roblin and Dorothy Leone Weeden, 22 Apr 1927; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13753, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,506.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1935-09-426264; Cameron Eldridge Hyslip and Bernice Yvonne Weeden; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13769;GSU Microfilm Number: 2135988; date of marriage: July 12, 1935; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f6eb4b57-e435-4ddd-8e40-99e1675c7e45.

 

Charles Frederick George Prior (service station operator)

Charles Frederick George Prior (7 April 1902 – 7 May 1982); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G3L3-5GV.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-8ZZ : 11 March 2018), Charles Frederick George Prior and Ethel Cassie Bristow, 11 Nov 1921; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL16-65W : 8 November 2017), Charles Frederick George Prior, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/754d0f06-234b-4563-ae59-dd6158ded423.

Vancouver Sun, May 8, 1982, page E13, column 10: “PRIOR — On May 7, 1982. Charles F. Prior, Senior. passed away in his 81st year. Predeceased by his loving wife, Ethel. Survived by his son, Charles, daughter, Colleen Hamilton and several grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 11th af2 PM in the Dogwood Chapel of HAMILTON MORTUARY, 5390 Fraser St (38th Ave), Rev. Dennis Morgan officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-P353 : 13 December 2015), Charles Frederick George Prior, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35333200, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35333200: “Charles Frederick George Prior; Birth: unknown; Death: May 1982; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/059/0005; Memorial ID:35333200.”

 

Ethel Cassie Bristow (wife of Charles Frederick George Prior)

Ethel Cassie Bristow (23 October 1904 – 16 February 1982); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/G3L3-86D

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9T-R9HV : 16 March 2018), Ethel Bristow in entry for Charles S Bristow, 1911; citing Census, London Sub-Districts 1-34, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,418,508.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZT-8Z4 : 11 March 2018), Charles Frederick George Prior and Ethel Cassie Bristow, 11 Nov 1921; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B12906, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,869.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1D-H17 : 8 November 2017), Ethel Annie Prior, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/83cbccee-5473-4634-bb2c-63600915627c.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7ZJJ : 13 December 2015), Ethel Annie Prior, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368205, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26368205: “Ethel Annie Prior; Birth: unknown; Death: unknown; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/059/0005; Memorial ID: 26368205.”