743 Denman Street

761 Denman Street, 751 Denman Street and 743 Denman Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

743 Denman Street was on the southwest corner of Denman Street and Alberni Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 65; north half of Lot 29.

 

743 Denman Street, 751 Denman Street and 761 Denman Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

There is one reference to Lot 29 in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched June 28, 2019]. However, it is not clear which houses were part of the permit.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Rhodes, Mrs.
Architect: Rhodes, Mrs.
Builder: Rhodes, Mrs.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 29
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-05-25
Street Number:
Street Name: Alberni Street & Denman Street
Value: $3,000.00
Remarks: Two frame dwellings $1,500 each
Reference ID: VN-8296-8297-22

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1905 to 1921:

1905 Hulme, John Herbert Donaldson
1906 Finlayson, Donald Bain
1907 Lamont, Donald
1908 to 1910 Grubbe, Eustace Haselwood
1911 to 1913 Ponsford, Alice
1914 to 1919 Berridge, Thomas William
1920 and 1921 Prowse, Cecil Axford

 

In the early 1920s, the house began offering individual rooms for rent, although sometimes the entire house was available.

 

Vancouver Province, January 6, 1922, page 18, column 6.

 

Vancouver Province, September 8, 1927, page 19, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, May 7, 1932, page 12, column 7.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 30, 1937, page 13, column 2.

 

In 1939, the rooming house business was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, January 4, 1939, page 20, column 8.

 

In 1957, the houses at 743 Denman Street, 751 Denman Street and 761 Denman Street were to be demolished, along with the house at 1800 Alberni Street.

 

Vancouver Province, May 14, 1957, page 37, column 3.

Vancouver Province, May 14, 1957, page 37, column 3.

 

A low-rise commercial building later appeared on the site.

 

Denman Street and Alberni Street, southwest corner; Google Streets, searched March 19, 2019; image dated May 2009.

Denman Street and Alberni Street, southwest corner; Google Streets, searched March 19, 2019; image dated May 2009.

 

In 2018, a developer called Landa Global announced plans to build a 21-storey condominium tower on the site, with affordable accommodations on the lower floors.

 

1810 Alberni Street; “Two-lobe floor plan for family-oriented West End development could get the green light this week,” by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, April 1, 2018; https://www.straight.com/news/1051901/two-lobe-floor-plan-family-oriented-west-end-development-could-get-green-light-week.

1810 Alberni Street; “Two-lobe floor plan for family-oriented West End development could get the green light this week,” by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, April 1, 2018; https://www.straight.com/news/1051901/two-lobe-floor-plan-family-oriented-west-end-development-could-get-green-light-week.

 

Sources

“Landa Global to develop luxurious tower at 1810 Alberni Street,” by Peter Meiszner, January 11, 2018; https://urbanyvr.com/landa-global-1810-alberni-denman:

“Vancouver-based Landa Global has acquired a prominent corner at Denman and Alberni in the West End, with plans for a 21-storey luxury condominium tower, with affordable housing units on the lower floors.

The upcoming tower, at 1810 Alberni Street, will have 36 high-end, luxury units on the upper floors, and 24 affordable market rental housing units on the second and third floors.

There will also be 3,906 sq. ft. of commercial retail space on the ground floor. . . .

The building will replace an existing one-storey retail building currently home to Ciao Bello Italian restaurant, a bike rental shop, and the Blind Sparrow restaurant.”

Note: later sources state that the address of the new building would be 1818 Alberni Street: 1818 Alberni by Landa Global; http://vancouver4life.com/1818-alberni-landa-global/.

“Two-lobe floor plan for family-oriented West End development could get the green light this week,” by Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, April 1, 2018; https://www.straight.com/news/1051901/two-lobe-floor-plan-family-oriented-west-end-development-could-get-green-light-week.

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