1208 Denman Street was a one-storey building on the east side of Denman Street, south of Davie Street.
Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 62; north half of Lot 14.
The building did not appear in the 1901 version of a Vancouver fire insurance plan.
A small version of the building was present in the 1903 plan.
A larger version of the building appeared in the 1912 and later plans.
There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/ [searched March 9, 2020].
|Builder:||Brown, J. G.|
|Legal Address:||DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Denman Street|
Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1920.
|1903 to 1904||Smith, Nelson|
|1905 to 1912||Bradbury, Arthur Henry|
|1913 to 1920||Hepworth, William|
In 1931, the contents of a bakery and confectionery at 1204-1208 Denman Street were for sale by auction.
In 1933, a cafe at 1208 Denman Street was for sale.
In 1940, Alberta McGregor was the proprietor of the Merrimac Café at 1208 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/.