1204 Denman Street was on the east side of Denman Street, south of Davie Street.
The available fire insurance plans do not show an individual building with this address.
A 1929 reference said that the location was “one door from Davie Street.”
There was a small one-storey building attached to the south wall of 1200 Denman Street, and 1204 Denman Street seems to have referred to that building.
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 24, 2020].
|Owner:||Bradbury, Arthur H.|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Denman Street|
|Remarks:||Repairs; Alterations to stair [BCR]|
Vancouver directory listings from 1915 to 1949.
|1915 to 1919||Not listed under Vancouver names|
|1920 to 1923||English Bay Bakery|
|1924 to 1925||Bradbury, Arthur Henry|
|1926 to 1928||English Bay Bakery|
|1929 to 1932||Hemstitching Shop (sometimes English Bay Hemstitching Shop)|
|1934 to 1942||Beach Lunch|
|1943 to 1944||Vacant|
|1945 to 1948||Willow Nut Shop|
|1949||Not listed under Vancouver names (Willow Confectionery at 1200 Denman Street. It later moved to 2637 Commercial Drive.)|
This 1930 image shows the sign for the English Bay Hemstitching Shop, which appears to be in the small building to the south of 1200 Denman Street.
In 1931, the contents of a bakery and confectionery at 1204-1208 Denman Street were for sale by auction.
The English Bay Hemstitching Shop was still advertising in June 1932.
From the mid-1930s to the 1940s, a café and a confectionery were at 1204 Denman Street.
In the 1930s, Knud Jensen was the operator of the “Beach Lunch” café at 1204 Denman Street.
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.
In 1958, a developer built the Berkeley Tower apartment building on the site. (The address is 1770 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/.