1034 Denman Street

1034 Denman Street; 1040 Denman Street; 1048 Denman Street; and 1054 Denman Street; 1000 Block Denman Street, east side; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

1034 Denman Street was on the east side of Denman Street between Nelson Street and Comox Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 59; north half of Lot 15. (According to some plans, it appears that the houses on Lot 15 may have encroached slightly onto Lot 16.)

 

District Lot: 185; Block: 59; Lots 15 and 16. 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.

 

 

1034 Denman Street; 1040 Denman Street; 1048 Denman Street; 1054 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 two potential references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched January 20, 2020], although it is not clear which reference applies specifically to this property.

The builder for the first set of houses appears to be David Charles Irwin (1850-1924).

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 751.

 

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Irwin, D. C.
Architect: Irwin, D. C.
Builder: Irwin, D. C.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 59 Sub: Resub: Lot: 15 to 16
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-02-03
Street Number:
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $4,000.00
Remarks: Two frame dwellings $2,000 each
Reference ID: VN-8224-8225-7

 

The builder for the second set of houses was Wellington Whitefield Brehaut (1870-1916).

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 654.

 

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 715 [selected portions].

Further information on Wellington Brehaut appears on the page for 986 Denman Street.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Brehant, W. W.
Architect: Brehant, W. W.
Builder: Brehault, W. W.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 59 Sub: Resub: Lot: 15
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-02-03
Street Number:
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $4,000.00
Remarks: Two frame dwellings $2,000 each
Reference ID: VN-8164-8165-8

 

Vancouver Province, February 27, 1904, page 1, column 4.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1905 to 1921.

 

1905 Milne, (Unknown first name)
1906 Pinneo, Roger Daniel
1907 to 1908 Rose, James E.
1908 to 1909 Vacant
1910 to 1914 Mackay, Peter John
1915 Vacant
1916 to 1919 Lewis, Grace Viola
1920 to 1921 McBride, Emily Susan

 

The occupants of the house were often short-time renters.

 

Vancouver Province, July 14, 1908, page 16, column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Daily World, December 12, 1916, page 20, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, May 1, 1922, page 18, column 2.

 

In 1922, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, September 6, 1922, page 12, column 1.

 

Vancouver Province, February 2, 1923, page 18, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Province, March 16, 1928, page 29, column 1.

 

In the mid-1920s, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kirkpatrick ran the Ivy Lodge Baby Home at 1034 Denman Street, before they moved to 2020 Barclay Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 2, 1929, page 23, column 1.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 26, 1940, page 16, column 1.

 

In 1948, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, June 15, 1948, page 22, column 5.

 

 

1000 Block Denman Street, east side; 1954; detail from BO-54-211 : First Beach; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

 

1000 Block Denman Street, east side; 1957; detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street; Vancouver City Archives; Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, March 21, 1958, page 38, column 1.

 

The house was for sale in 1959.

 

Vancouver Province, September 24, 1959, page 25, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, September 14, 1961, page 57, column 5.

 

From 1963 to 1967, a clothes cleaning business operated at 1034 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 26, 1963, page 16, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, May 15, 1967, page 51, column 1.

 

The property later became part of the Denman Place complex.

 

Vancouver Province, June 19, 1968, page 17, columns 2-4.

 

Further information appears on the page for 1008 Denman Street.

 

 

Sources

Wellington Whitefield Brehaut (house builder)

See information on page for 986 Denman Street; https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/streets-a-to-h/denman-street/700-to-900-block-denman-street/986-denman-street/.

 

David Charles Irwin (house builder)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG3-HM5 : 8 November 2017), David Charles Irwin, 1924.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3YXY : 13 December 2015), David Charles Irwin, 1924; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301501, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26301501: “David Charles Irwin; Birth: unknown; Death: 19 Mar 1924; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery; Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: MASONIC/*/*/030/0008; Memorial: ID: 26301501.”

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