1017 Denman Street

Denman Street (between Nelson and Comox), 1925, detail; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 357-15; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nst-5622.

Denman Street (between Nelson and Comox), 1925, detail; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 357-15; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nst-5622.

 

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.

 

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

 

1017 Denman Street; detail from detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 54 [Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

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].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Rogers, Mrs.
Architect: Maclure, S.
Builder: Rogers, Mrs.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: S 1/2 1
Date (Y-M-D): 1903-07-28
Street Number:
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $2,200.00
Remarks:
Reference ID: VN-8294-8295-18

 

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
1919 Vacant
1920 Hirschberg, Albert Gerard

 

In 1906, the property was for sale for $6,000.

 

Vancouver Daily World, November 7, 1906, page 10, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Daily World, November 7, 1906, page 10, columns 1-2.

 

In 1929, the house was for sale.

 

The Vancouver Sun, April 13, 1929, page 24, columns 5-6.

The Vancouver Sun, April 13, 1929, page 24, columns 5-6.

 

 

1017 Denman Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

In 1957, the property was for sale for $37,500.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1957, page 39, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1957, page 39, column 8.

 

In recent years, this property was the site of at least two new replacement buildings that housed a series of commercial operations, including the Royal Bank of Canada, Starbucks, Book Warehouse,  Yaletown Sofa, and H. & R. Block.

 

1015 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched November 17, 2018; image dated April 2009.

1015 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched November 17, 2018; image dated April 2009.

 

1011 and 1015 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched November 17, 2018; image dated May 2015.

1011 and 1015 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched November 17, 2018; image dated May 2015.

 

Sources

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.”

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