1096 Denman Street was near the southeast corner of Denman Street and Comox Street. Although the street address was on Denman Street, the house was actually at the rear of 1772 Comox Street and 1774 Comox Street.
Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 60; south portion of Lot 13.
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 February 20, 2020].
|Owner:||Alden, E. H.|
|Legal Address:||DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Denman Street|
Vancouver directory listings from 1914 to 1922
|1914||Moore, Walter Stuart|
|1917 to 1918||Rush, Spencer Stanley Frederick|
|1919 to 1922||Kitley, Henry Bartlett|
A series of stores and residences occupied the property in the 1920s and 1930s.
In the late 1930s and early 1940s, 1094 Denman Street and 1096 Denman Street were for sale.
In 1954, a café business at 1096 Denman Street was for sale.
In 1955, a portion of the property was for sale.
By about 1957, a one-storey infill building was at the front of 1096 Denman Street. The older house at the rear was still present.
In 1962, the old houses on Lot 13 were gone, and developers were attempting to build a nine-storey apartment building at 1772 Comox Street. According to news reports, the architectural firm was Lort and Lort.
However, the Vancouver city council delayed this development, along with several others. The council wanted to reduce obstructions to views in the city by limiting the width of buildings that were taller than 40 feet
By the fall of 1963, suites in the Golden Gate apartment building at 1772 Comox Street were available to rent.
The infill building at 1096 Denman Street is still present in 2020.