1218 Denman Street

1216 and 1218 Denman Street; about 1906 [sic]; detail from English Bay Beach, Vancouver City Archives; Be P31.4; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-beach-8.

 

1218 Denman Street was on the east side of Denman Street, south of the intersection with Davie Street. It was part of a building that also included 1216 Denman Street.

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

The building did not appear in the 1901 and 1903 versions of a Vancouver fire insurance plan. However, it was present in the 1912 and later plans.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Marett & Reid, druggists, English Bay Beach, detail, about 1909, Vancouver city Archives, Be P31.3, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/english-bay-beach-7

Marett & Reid, druggists, English Bay Beach, detail, about 1909, Vancouver city Archives, Be P31.3, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/english-bay-beach-7.

 

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.

 

1216 and 1218 Denman Street; about 1913; detail from postcard: English Bay from pier; Vancouver City Archives; AM1052 P-14; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-from-pier.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1908 to 1920.

1908 to 1909 Frost, Ralph Emerson
1910 to 1911 Dack, Howard Fisher
1912 Torrance, William Lorne
1913 to 1914 Allen, George Bertram
1915 to 1917 Not listed under Vancouver streets
1918 Lang, Elizabeth (wife of Andrew Mackee Lang)
1919 Lang, Andrew Mackee
1920 Lorimer, John McIntosh

 

 

1216 and 1218 Denman Street, about 1920; detail from View of English Bay Beach and bathhouses from the pier; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 1504-2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-english-bay-beach-and-bathhouses-from-pier.

 

 

Vancouver Province, October 3, 1908, page 9, column 5.

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 17, 1909, page 32, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, October 29, 1917, page 20, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, September 4, 1920, page 18, column 5.

 

The part of the building that had an address of 1218 Denman Street continued as a private residence during the 1930s and 1940s.

The whole building was demolished in the late 1940s, along with other buildings on that part of the block.

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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