761 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/.

 

761 Denman Street was on the west side of Denman Street, in the block south of Alberni Street.

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

 

1800 Block Alberni Street - Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Alberni Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

 

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 1920.

 

1906 Vacant
1907 to 1915 Green, Alexander Rainer
1916 Carton, Arthur
1917 to 1918 Bennett, James F.
1919 to 1920 Pepper, William

 

Vancouver Province, May 1, 1915, page 8, column 6.

 

From the 1920s to the 1950s, the house offered rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 14, 1929, page 16, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, April 1, 1940, page 18, column 3.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 28, 1949, page 28, column 3.

 

In 1952 and 1954, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, March 15, 1952, page 38, column 1.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 28, 1954, page 38, column 8.

 

In 1957, the house was to be demolished, along with the neighbouring houses of 743 Denman Street, 751 Denman Street and 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.

 

Denman Street and Alberni Street, southwest corner; Google Streets, searched September 23, 2019; image dated May 2019.

 

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 stated 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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