Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 61; Lot: north half of Lot 15.
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|
|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|
The house was a rooming house for much of its life.
In 1912, the house was for sale.
In 1919, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
In 1942, the property known as 1174-1182 Denman Street was for sale.
The house was still a rooming house in the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1970, the 1174 Denman Boutique occupied this site.
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.”
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.
In 1977, the architectural firm of Henriquez and Todd applied for permission to build a four-storey retail and residential building on the site.
Shortly afterward, the new building was on the site.
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!”