1178 Denman Street

 

1178 Denman Street, 1180 Denman Street and 1182 Denman Street; May 1946; detail from B.C. Electric Railway trolley truck near the corner of Davie Street and Denman Street stringing trolley wire; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 586-4318; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/b-c-electric-railway-trolley-truck-near-corner-of-davie-street-and-denman-street-stringing-trolley-wire-3.

 

1178 Denman Street was one of three addresses in a building on the east side of Denman Street, north of the intersection with Davie Street. (Further general information appears on the page for 1178 Denman Street, 1180 Denman Street and 1182 Denman Street.)

 

 

1174 Denman Street, 1178 Denman Street, 1180 Denman Street, 1182 Denman Street, and 1184 Denman Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48; [Cardero Street to Comox Street to Denman Street to Beach Avenue/Burnaby Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-64-cardero-street-to-comox-street-to-denman-street-to-beach-avenue-burnaby-street.

Vancouver directory listings from 1909 to 1920.

 

1909 to 1910 The Den Grocery
1911 to 1913 Daniell, Ernest Augustus Stowey
1914 to 1916 MacKay, Amanda Maria
1918 Vacant
1919 Leader, Addie
1920 Darby, Rowland Sanders

 

For much of the time, 1178 Denman Street was the site of a series of grocery stores, confectioneries and a variety store. Many of the businesses did not last long, which led to auction of stock and fixtures, along with sales of the businesses themselves.

 

Vancouver Province, October 23, 1917; page 17, column 5.

 

 

Victoria Daily Times, June 14, 1923, page 16, column 4.

 

 

Vancouver Province, July 5, 1929, page 25, column 2.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, May 16, 1930, page 1, column 1.

 

In the 1930s and 1940s, Bayview Variety Store was at 1178 Denman Street. (Sometimes it was called “Bayview Variety Shop.”)

 

Bayview Variety Store, detail from B.C. Electric Railway trolley truck near the corner of Davie Street and Denman Street stringing trolley wire; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 586-4318; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/b-c-electric-railway-trolley-truck-near-corner-of-davie-street-and-denman-street-stringing-trolley-wire-3.

 

 

Vancouver Photo Supply Ltd., advertisement, Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1938, page 14, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, September 11, 1948, page 35, column 2.

 

In the late 1960s, a delicatessen was operating at this location. In 1969 it was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, July 7, 1969, page 30, column 1.

 

 

The building later disappeared as part of the redevelopment of the Simpson Block site, which was at the northeast corner of Denman Street and Davie Street. Further information appears on the page for the Simpson Block.

 

 

Denman and Davie Streets looking east, [between 1980 and 1997]; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 772-532; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-davie-streets-looking-east.

Denman and Davie Streets looking east, [between 1980 and 1997]; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 772-532; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-davie-streets-looking-east.

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