1110 Denman Street

1102 Denman Street; 1110 Denman Street; and 1120 Denman Street; detail from The West End looking up Pendrell Street, Vancouver, B.C. [postcard]; Valentine and Sons Publishing Company.

 

1102 Denman Street; 1110 Denman Street; and 1120 Denman Street; detail from The West End looking up Pendrell Street, Vancouver, B.C. The Coast Publishing Co.; University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections; Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs; UL_1666_0007; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/langmann/items/1.0369105#p0z-4r0f:

 

1110 Denman Street was one of three similar houses on the east side of Denman Street, north of Pendrell Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 60; middle portion of Lot 15 [sometimes Lot 15B].

 

1100 block of Denman 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.

 

1100 block of Denman 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.

 

1100 block of Denman 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.

 

 

1102 Denman Street; 1110 Denman Street; and 1120 Denman Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 64; Cardero Street to Comox Street to Denman Street to Beach Avenue/Burnaby Street; Vancouver City Archives; 1972-582.39; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-64-cardero-street-to-comox-street-to-denman-street-to-beach-avenue-burnaby-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 December 21, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Banser, Francis
Architect: Julian, T. E.
Builder: McDonald, A.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 60 Sub: Resub: Lot: 15
Date (Y-M-D): 1902-06-13
Street Number:
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $4,050.00
Remarks: Three frame dwellings s.t.
Reference ID: VN-8158-8159-16

 

 

Vancouver Province, May 17, 1902, page 2, column 6.

 

The architect for the houses was Thomas Ennor Julian (1843-1921). Further information appears on the page for 1102 Denman Street.

 

Houses for Sale in 1902

In September 1902, three cottages on Denman Street were for sale. Although it is not certain, these may have been the houses at 1102 Denman Street, 1110 Denman Street, and 1120 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Province, September 19, 1902, page 10, column 7.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1920.

 

1903 to 1915 Travis, George Douglas
1916 to 1919 Travis, John Hugh Douglas (son of George Douglas Travis)
1920 Travis, Mrs. Cora P. (widow of George Douglas Travis)

 

In 1922, 1923, and 1925, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, February 18, 1922, page 21, column 4.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 25, 1923, page 21, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 24, 1925, page 16, column 4.

 

From the 1920s to the 1950s, the house was mostly a private home, although it was sometimes available for rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Province, April 13, 1933, page 21, column 1.

 

 

It appears that house wreckers demolished the house in late 1952.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 28, 1952, page 44, column 2.

 

By 1953, the Kamlo Apartment Motor Hotel occupied lot 15. It had an address of 1120 Denman Street. There was another part of the hotel at 1150 Denman Street.

 

Kamlo Motor Hotel and Coffee Shop, 1959, Kamlo Apartment Motor Hotel, 1150 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC. Telephone TAtlow 7474; https://www.flickr.com/photos/45379817@N08/7513320968. (1120 Denman Street is at left rear).

 

Later, the building at 1120 Denman Street was gone, and a new building housed a series of low-rise retail businesses. Further information appears on the page for 1102 Denman Street.

 

Denman Street and Pendrell Street, northeast corner; Google Streets; searched December 22, 2019; image dated April 2009.