1208 Denman Street

 

1208 Denman Street, July 19, 1919, detail from [Panoramic view of English Bay beach, Sylvia Court Apartments (decorated in the Great Peace celebration) and bathhouses from the English Bay Pier]; Vancouver City Archives, PAN N77; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/panoramic-view-of-english-bay-beach-sylvia-court-apartments-decorated-in-great-peace-celebration-and-bathhouses-from-english-bay-pier.

 

1208 Denman Street was a one-storey building on the east side of Denman Street, south of Davie Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 62; north half of Lot 14.

The building did not appear in the 1901 version of a Vancouver fire insurance plan.

 

 

1200 block of Denman Street, east side; 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.

 

A small version of the building was present in the 1903 plan.

 

1200 block of Denman Street, east side; 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.

 

A larger version of the building appeared in the 1912 and later plans.

 

1200 Block Denman Street - detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 15 - Broughton Street to Denman Street and Davie Street to English Bay

1200 Block Denman Street – detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 15 – Broughton Street to Denman Street and Davie Street to English Bay.

 

 

Goad's Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, Plate 64, 1913 [detail], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-64-cardero-street-to-comox-street-to-denman-street-to-beach-avenue-burnaby-street

1200 block of Denman Street, east side; detail from
Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, Plate 64, 1913 [detail], http://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/ [searched March 9, 2020].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 6960
Owner: Hepworth, W.
Architect: Hepworth, W.
Builder: Brown, J. G.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-07-29
Street Number: 1208
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $80.00
Remarks: Repairs
Reference ID: VN-3500-3501-897

 

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1920.

 

1903 to 1904 Smith, Nelson
1905 to 1912 Bradbury, Arthur Henry
1913 to 1920 Hepworth, William

 

 

Vancouver Province, February 3, 1904, page 6, column 7.

 

 

Vancouver Daily World, July 8, 1909, page 24, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 24, 1909, page 17, column 3.

 

 

1208 Denman Street, English Bay Grocery; 1912; detail from View of English Bay Beach, Vancouver City Archives, Be P108; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-english-bay-beach-5.

 

 

Vancouver Province, November 1, 1916, page 17, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Daily World, January 29, 1918, page 14, column 2.

 

 

1200 block, east side, Denman Street - about 1919 - View of English Bay Beach and bathhouses -detail - City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 447-24; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-english-bay-beach-and-bathhouses-2.

1200 block, east side, Denman Street – about 1919 – View of English Bay Beach and bathhouses -detail – City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 447-24; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-english-bay-beach-and-bathhouses-2.

 

In 1931, the contents of a bakery and confectionery at 1204-1208 Denman Street were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 7, 1931, page 16, column 5.

 

 

In 1933, a cafe at 1208 Denman Street was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, August 18, 1933, page 15, column 2.

 

In 1940, Alberta McGregor was the proprietor of the Merrimac Café at 1208 Denman Street.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1940, page 1242.

 

 

From the late 1940s until the mid-1950s, the east side of the 1200 block of Denman Street was vacant, and it operated as a parking lot.

 

Southeast corner of Denman Street and Davie Street; detail from BO-54-211 : First Beach; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

 

Berkeley Tower

In 1958, a developer built the Berkeley Tower apartment building on the site. (The address is 1770 Davie Street.)

 

Berkeley Tower Apartments under construction, detail from Residences in the 1700 block of Davie Street, July 1958; Vancouver City Archives, Bu P508.3; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/residences-in-1700-block-of-davie-street.

 

Further information appears on the page for 1224 Denman Street: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/streets-a-to-h/denman-street/1000-to-1200-block-denman-street/1224-denman-street/.

 

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