1017 Denman Street was on the west side of Denman Street, north of the lane between Nelson Street and Comox Street.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, south half of Lot 1.
There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched November 17, 2018].
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: S 1/2 1|
|Street Name:||Denman Street|
According to the building permit, the architect for this house was S. Maclure. (This was probably Samuel Maclure, although the house does not appear in the lists of projects in Samuel Maclure, Architect, by Janet Bingham; Ganges, B.C. Horsdal and Schubart Publishers Ltd., 1985.)
Directory listings for 1017 Denman Street from 1904 to 1920.
|1904 to 1906||Rogers, Clara Augusta|
|1907 to 1916||Billings, William Hobart|
|1917||Shiner, Walter Charles|
|1918||Ney, Wilbur Bird|
|1920||Hirschberg, Albert Gerard|
In 1906, the property was for sale for $6,000.
In 1929, the house was for sale.
In 1957, the property was for sale for $37,500.
In recent years, this property was the site of two new replacement buildings that housed a series of commercial operations.
The earlier building, from about 1960, housed a branch of the Royal Bank of Canada.
This building was later the site of Starbucks, Book Warehouse, and Yaletown Sofa.
In 2011, demolition contractors were taking down the 1960s building to get ready for a new development on the site.
This is the replacement building.
Society, Vancouver Province, November 24, 1906, page 12: “Mr. W.H. Billings has purchased from Mrs. S. B. Rogers the pretty bungalow occupied by her on Denman street.”