1120 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:

 

1120 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; southern portion of Lot 15 [sometimes Lot 15C].

 

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 1916 Adams, George Williamson
1917 Wilson, Ralph Johnstone
1918 to 1919 Radforth, Morton
1920 Lyon, Joseph James

 

For much of its life, the house offered rental accommodations or room and board.

 

Vancouver Province, September 11, 1919, page 21, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Province, April 20, 1928, page 23, column 5.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, October 24, 1931, page 24, column 4.

 

 

Vancouver Province, April 28, 1932, page 19, column 2.

 

 

Vancouver Province, September 16, 1938, page 24, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, January 30, 1951, page 21, column 4.

 

In October 1952, the furniture and other household effects were for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 3, 1952, page 36, column 7.

 

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.

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