1047 Denman Street

1037 Denman Street, 1047 Denman Street and 1055 Denman Street; detail from “The West End, 1947” [sic]; Figure 1, Residence on the Margin of the Central Business District, by Rosemary Ann Pickard McAfee, M.A. Thesis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, 1967; https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/831/items/1.0093622.

 

1047 Denman Street was a small house on the west side of Denman Street, north of Comox Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 69; Lot 40.

 

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.

 

1037 Denman Street, 1047 Denman Street, 1055 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 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 July 12, 2019].

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1901 to 1922:

1901 to 1903 Currie, Mrs.
1904 Vacant
1905 to 1906 Rainsford, Benjamin Clews
1907 to 1909 Haworth, Eliot Nixon
1910 Reid, Harry Leighton
1911 to 1912 Brenton, Charles Jewell
1913 to 1914 Reid, Lestock Blair
1915 Ramsay, Edward
1916 Harrison, Cuthbert Henry
1917 to 1918 Cornett, Henry Owen
1919 to 1922 Jenkins, Arthur

 

Vancouver Province, June 26, 1931, page 23, column 3.

 

From the late 1930s to the 1950s, the house was for sale several times.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 29, 1939, page 26, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1942, page 26, column 1.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 19, 1944, page 22, column 7.

 

In 1949, the owner of 1047 Denman Street objected to an increase in property assessments.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 21, 1949, page 41, columns 4-5.

 

The house was for sale in 1952.

 

Vancouver Province, November 6, 1952, page 34, column 5.

 

By 1954, the house was gone, and a commercial building was on the site.

 

1047 Denman Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

In 1955, Spotless Cleaners had a dry-cleaning business at this address.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 14, 1955, page 3, columns 5-6.

 

1047 Denman Street, 1968; detail from 1055 Denman Street at northwest corner with Comox Street; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 1348-12; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1055-denman-at-n-w-corner-with-comox.

 

In the 1970s, the Bank of British Columbia had a branch at 1047 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1972, page 1, columns 4-5.

 

In early 1982, the property was for rent.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 28, 1982, page 68, column 4.

 

By the fall of 1982, a restaurant had taken over the site.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 21, 1982, page 46, column 2.

 

A series of restaurants has occupied this location until the present time.

 

1047 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched July 13, 2019; image dated June 2009.

 

1047 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched July 13, 2019; image dated July 2014.

 

1047 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched July 13, 2019; image dated May 2015.

 

1047 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched July 13, 2019; image dated June 2017.

 

 

Sources

“Cacao 70 closes West End Vancouver location, other locations may follow,” by Lindsay William-Ross, Vancouver is Awesome, May 13, 2019; https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2019/05/13/cacao-70-denman-vancouver-closed/: “The first Vancouver location of Quebec-based chocolate café Cacao 70 has closed, at 1047 Denman Street in the West End.

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