1076 Denman Street

1076 Denman Street; 1080 Denman Street; 1084 Denman Street; 1094 Denman Street; “[Stores on Denman Street,” Vancouver City Archives; 1928; Str N267.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/stores-on-denman-street.

1076 Denman Street is on the east side of Denman Street, south of the intersection with Comox Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 60; north portion of Lot 14.

The property was vacant on the 1901 version of the Vancouver fire insurance plan.

 

Southeast corner of Denman Street and Comox Street; detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 45 – Comox Street to English Bay and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

Three houses were on Lot 12 on the 1903 version of the Vancouver fire insurance plan: 1076 Denman Street; 1084 Denman Street; and 1094 Denman Street.

 

Southeast corner of Denman Street and Comox Street; detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 – Sheet 45 – Comox Street to English Bay and Bidwell 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

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.

 

 

1076 Denman Street; 1080 Denman Street; 1084 Denman Street; 1094 Denman Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver Volume 1; 1913-1920; Chas. E. Goad Company; Plate 55; Vancouver City Archives; Item : 1972-582.39 – Plate 64 [Cardero Street to Comox Street to Denman Street to Beach Avenue/Burnaby Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-64-cardero-street-to-comox-street-to-denman-street-to-beach-avenue-burnaby-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 February 1, 2020].

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1934.

 

1903 Garfield, Herbert Edward
1904 Lawrence, Robert Collins
1905 to 1907 Findlater, Charles
1908 Hoadley, Howland
1909 to 1913 Findlater, Charles
1912 Thompson, Agnes
1913 to 1918 Kitley, Henry Bartlett
1919 to 1934 Findlater, Charles

 

 

Vancouver Province, January 9, 1908, page 20, column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Province, June 19, 1911, page 22, column 6.

 

 

In 1936, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 4, 1936, page 18, column 1 [portion of larger advertisement].

 

Rental accommodation continued to be available at this address.

 

Vancouver Province, October 28, 1937, page 17, column 8.

 

In the late 1940s, the Vancouver directories listed this address as an apartment building. Like the other addresses on this part of Denman Street, the house had an addition on the front to accommodate more living space and commercial businesses.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1950, page 713.

 

In 1952, Michael and Mary Gurney were operating a delicatessen ay 1076 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 30, 1952, page 35, column 8.

 

From 1953 to 1968, the Hippocampus seafood restaurant was at 1076 Denman Street. (Rental accommodation was also available at this address.)

 

 

The Hippocampus at 1076 Denman Street, with Denman Variety store at 1072 Denman Street on left; about 1960; Fritz Autzen photo; https://web.archive.org/web/20190625160648/http://evelazarus.com/fritz-autzen-and-the-west-ends-hippocampus/.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, January 16, 1954, page 40, column 5.

 

 

1094 Denman Street, 1084 Denman Street; 1076 Denman Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

 

Vancouver Province, December 6, 1958, page 45, column 1.

 

 

1094 Denman Street, 1084 Denman Street; 1080 Denman Street; 1076 Denman Street; detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street; 1957; Vancouver City Archives; Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

 

In 1959, the restaurant business was for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 16, 1959, page 46, column 7.

 

This address continued to offer rental accommodations in the 1960s.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 12, 1965, page 30, column 7.

 

 

1076 Denman Street; 1080 Denman Street; 1084 Denman Street; 1094 Denman Street [early construction of Denman Place Mall on the left of the frame]; Fritz Autzen photo, about 1965; Fritz Autzen and the West End’s Hippocampus; by Eve Lazarus, January 11, 2019; http://evelazarus.com/fritz-autzen-and-the-west-ends-hippocampus/. [This link is apparently no longer active in 2020.]

 

 

Jewish Western Bulletin, April 22, 1966, page 8, column 3; https://newspapers.lib.sfu.ca/jwb-37991/page-8.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, June 1, 1968, page 38, column 8.

 

In 1973, the West End Curry Pot was at 1076 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Province, April 13, 1973, page 27, columns 5-6.

 

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

 

1072 Denman Street and 1074 Denman Street in addition at front; 1076 Denman Street at centre rear; Google Streets; southeast corner of Denman Street and Comox Street; searched January 31, 2020; image dated May 2012.

4 thoughts on “1076 Denman Street

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