846 Denman Street

846 Denman Street and 1787 Haro Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

846 Denman Street was on the east side of Denman Street, between Robson Street and Haro Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 56, north half of Lot 15.

 

846 Denman 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.

 

 

846 Denman Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 49 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-49-cardero-street-to-georgia-street-to-denman-street-to-haro-street.

 

Building Permits

There are three references to Lot 15 property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched July 1, 2019].

The first reference is for a house with an address of 836 Denman Street. This may be the same house that normally had an address of 846 Denman Street.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Leckie, R. J.
Architect: Leckie, R. J.
Builder: McCullough, R. J.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 56 Sub: Resub: Lot: 15
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-07-15
Street Number: 836
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $1,200.00
Remarks: Frame d house
Reference ID: VN-3011-3011-23

 

The second reference is for 1787 Haro Street, which was in the south half of Lot 15.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Leckie, R. J.
Architect: Honeyman & Curtis
Builder: Purdy & Lonergan
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 56 Sub: Resub: Lot: 15
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-08-18
Street Number: 1787
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $9,000.00
Remarks: Frame d house
Reference ID: VN-3011-3011-24

 

The third reference is for alterations to 846 Denman Street.

District: Vancouver
Permit: A-1764
Owner: Leckie, R. J.
Architect:
Builder: McCullough, R. A.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1921-09-10
Street Number: 846
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $500.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House; Repairs/Alterations;
Reference ID: VN-19215268-29

 

 

Directory Listings

Vancouver directory listings for 846 Denman Street from 1910 to 1921:

 

1910 Leckie, Robert James
1911 Parkinson, Caroline Matilda
1912 to 1915 Duffey, Edith Arminda
1916 Vacant
1917 to 1921 Houston, Alfred Frederick

 

 

Historical References

In 1910 and 1911, Caroline Parkinson was offering rental accommodation in the house.

 

Vancouver Province, November 5, 1910, page 33, column 3.

 

Vancouver Daily World, May 27, 1911, page 40, column 4.

 

In December 1911, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Daily World, December 19, 1911, page 17, column 1.

 

The house continued to offer rental accommodations.

 

Vancouver Daily World, February 5, 1912, page 22, column 7.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 24, 1912, page 11, column 3.

 

In April 1915, the house contents were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Daily World, April 19, 1915, page 10, column 4.

 

The house continued to offer rental accommodations from the 1920s to the 1960s.

 

Vancouver Province, October 11, 1925, page 22, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, April 5, 1929, page 19, columns 6-8.

 

Vancouver Province, February 28, 1933, page 14, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, October 31, 1942, page 29, column 2.

 

In 1958, the house was called Craigmyle House (or Craig Mile House).

 

Vancouver Sun, July 25, 1958, page 37, column 3.

 

In 1961, it was called “Park Lodge.”

 

Vancouver Sun, February 16, 1961, page 51, column 6.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 19, 1969, page 54, column 8.

 

Since the early 1970s, this site has been the location of various commercial businesses. (The photograph below shows the site about 1971, probably during the pre-construction phase. Lot  15 is on the right of the photograph.)

 

Looking north on Denman Street at Haro Street in West End of Vancouver, BC 1971; https://www.flickr.com/photos/canadagood/3098767569.

 

In 1972 and 1973, a FigurMagic salon was at 846 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1973, page 6, columns 3-5.

 

 

Northeast corner of Denman Street and Haro Street; Google Streets, searched July 2, 2019; image dated June 2009.

 

Northeast corner of Denman Street and Haro Street; Google Streets, searched July 2, 2019; image dated October 2018.

 

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