1103 Denman Street was on the west side of Denman Street, near the northwest corner of Denman Street and Pendrell Street. (A tennis court occupied the south portion of the property.)
Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 79; Lots 39 and 40.
Vancouver directory listings from 1898 to 1921.
|1898 to 1918||Rhodes, Harry|
|1919 to 1921||Upton, Gerald|
1103 Denman Street was one of the first houses on Denman Street. In the early days the house did not have proper road access.
In 1898, Harry Rhodes wrote to the City of Vancouver to ask the city to open up the street.
Other members of the Rhodes family lived in the house from the early 1920s until about 1940.
By 1929, a service station occupied the south portion of Lots 39 and 40. It was called the “English Bay Garage,” and the street address was 1105 Denman Street.
By 1941, the house at 1103 Denman Street was vacant. Later a one-storey commercial building arose on the site.
By 1944, the address of the English Bay Garage was 1125 Denman Street.
Around 1948, the English Bay Garage changed its name to Sylvia Hotel Garage, still with an address of 1125 Denman Street.
The one-storey building has continued to occupy the north part of Lot 40 until the present time.
The Sylvia Hotel Garage was still on the south parts of Lots 39 and 40 in 1963.
The south parts of Lots 39 and 40 later became a Shell station with an associated convenience store. (The street number was 1125 Denman Street.)
In May 2012, the Shell station and the convenience store were gone, and a security fence surrounded the property.
In June 2017, the property was operating as a parking lot.
In the summer of 2019, a developer proposed to redevelop the site for a three-storey commercial building.
Denman and Pendrell, speculative design; Taylor Kurtz Architecture and Design Incorporated; http://www.taylorkurtz.com/P-Denman%20and%20Pendrall.html.
1125 Denman Street, Vancouver; CBRE Limited; http://urbanpropertiesgroup.ca/leases/1125-denman-street-vancouver/: “The Subject Property is located on the northwest corner of Denman Street and Pendrell Street in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood.”
1125 Denman Street; CBRE Limited; https://wesgroup.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1125denman_brochure.pdf.