1174 Denman Street

1174 Denman Street – detail from City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 258-1 – [English Bay – showing beach and buildings at corner of Davie Street and Denman Street] – 1923; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nst-7032.

1174 Denman Street was on the east side of Denman Street, south of the lane between Pendrell Street and Davie Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 61; Lot: north half of Lot 15.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

1174 Denman Street, 1178 Denman Street, 1180 Denman Street, 1182 Denman Street, and 1184 Denman Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48; [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 July 4, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1901 to 1920.

1901 Burnet, John William
1902 McKnight, James
1903 Marshallsay, Isabella Robertson
1904 to 1907 Macdonald, Mrs. Boswell Robert
1908 to 1911 Macdonald, Boswell Robert
1912 Norton, Caroline Winifred
1913 Preston, Albert Keith
1914 Cooper, Emily Jane
1915 to 1916 Browning, Herman
1916 to 1917 Vacant
1918 to 1919 Winter, William Frederick
1920 Martens, Irene

 

The house was a rooming house for much of its life.

 

Vancouver Province, May 12, 1904, page 3, column 1.

 

Vancouver Province, June 7, 1905, page 8, column 4.

 

Vancouver Daily World, April 9, 1908, page 21, column 7.

 

In 1912, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, July 9, 1912, page 23, column 1.

 

Vancouver Province, January 21, 1915, page 12, column 1.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 7, 1917, page 10, column 7.

 

In 1919, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, October 28, 1919, page 23, column 1.

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 6, 1922, page 14, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, April 27, 1932, page 23, column 3.

 

Vancouver Province, May 29, 1937, page 28, column 8.

 

Vancouver Province, October 21, 1938, page 15, column 3.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1941, page 23, column 1.

 

In 1942, the property known as 1174-1182 Denman Street was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, May 16, 1942, page 28, column 5.

 

The house was still a rooming house in the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 14, 1953, page 50, column 4.

 

1174 Denman Street; about 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, October 10, 1957, page 33, column 7.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 17, 1962, page 37, column 4.

 

1174 Denman Street, 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

In 1970, the 1174 Denman Boutique occupied this site.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 15, 1970, page 28A, column 6.

 

In late 1970, the “Eleven-Seventy for Denman” restaurant appeared at this location. According to some sources, the street number was 1170 Denman Street. However, this seems to be a misreading of the restaurant’s name: “Eleven Seventy for Denman” is really “11,” “74” and “Denman” written out in words, with “four” spelled as “for.”

 

Vancouver Sun, December 16, 1970, page 41, column 6.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 9, 1971, page 29, column 3.

 

 

1174 Denman Street - June 1974 - Vancouver City Archives - Restaurante eleven seventy for Denman - CVA 185-1; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-facade-of-tum-of-century-renovated-house-on-denman-street-vancouver-restaurante-eleven-seventy-for-denman.

1174 Denman Street – June 1974 – Vancouver City Archives – Restaurante eleven seventy for Denman – CVA 185-1; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-facade-of-tum-of-century-renovated-house-on-denman-street-vancouver-restaurante-eleven-seventy-for-denman.

 

New Building

In 1976, the architectural firm of Tusar, Messer, Townley, Matheson applied to the City of Vancouver for a permit to build a six-storey retail and residential building on the site, which included the location of the Simpson Block at the northeast corner of Denman Street and Davie Street. The proposed address for the new building was 1184 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 17, 1976, page 100, columns 1-2.

 

In 1977, the architectural firm of Henriquez and Todd applied for permission to build a four-storey retail and residential building on the site.

 

Vancouver Province, June 25, 1977, page 2, columns 1-2.

 

1184 Denman Street (showing site of former 1174 Denman Street); http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

Shortly afterward, the new building was on the site.

 

Denman and Davie Streets looking east, [between 1980 and 1997]; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 772-532; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-davie-streets-looking-east.

Denman and Davie Streets looking east, [between 1980 and 1997]; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 772-532; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-davie-streets-looking-east.

Denman Street and Davie Street, Google Street View, searched April 7, 2018; image dated June 2017.

Denman Street and Davie Street, Google Street View, searched April 7, 2018; image dated June 2017.

 

 

Sources

Sheet of thirteen contact prints of 1170 [sic] Denman Street, Vancouver; June 1974; Vancouver City Archives; Item : CVA 185-2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/sheet-of-thirteen-contact-prints-of-1170-denman-street-vancouver.

West facade of a tum-of-the-century renovated house on Denman Street, Vancouver; June 1974; “Restaurante eleven seventy for Denman”; Vancouver City Archives; Item : CVA 185-1;

“The chess games of Peter Biyiasas,” Kibitzer’s Corner; http://www.chessgames.com/player/peter_biyiasas.html: “Nov-21-07: znprdx: Speaking of blitz? How about 1 minute games to mate with only Knight and Bishop? Biyasis vs. Suttles alternating for an hour or so in a West End coffeehouse – of which I was co-proprietor (Eleven Seventy For Denman) Vancouver circa 1973. Now this is nostalgia!”

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