847 Denman Street

847 Denman Street (home of J.E. Miller); Vancouver Province, September 9, 1905, page 13, columns 1-2.

847 Denman Street (home of J. E. Miller); Vancouver Province, September 9, 1905, page 13, columns 1-2.

 

847 Denman Street was at the northwest corner of Denman Street and Haro Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 37.

 

821 and 847 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

821 and 847 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.

 

847 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 this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched December 31, 2018].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 6867
Owner: Austin, A. E.
Architect: Dixon & Murray
Builder: Dixon & Murray
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-07-03
Street Number: 847
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $150.00
Remarks: Office/store
Reference ID: VN-3500-3501-805

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1931:

1903 to 1905 Miller, Joseph Elwood
1906 to 1909 McLennan, Peter Andrew
1910 Springer, Hugh Edward Nelson (son of Frances Mary Springer)
1911 Fraser, George Valentine
1912 to 1914 Robertson, Gideon
1915 to 1931 Austin, Albert Ernest

 

In 1904, burglars broke into the house.

 

Vancouver Province, August 27, 1904, page 1, column 5.

 

By the late 1930s, the house had become a rooming house.

 

Vancouver Province, October 16, 1937, page 29, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, September 9, 1940, page 18, column 5.

 

Since about 1951, a low-rise series of shops has been on the site.

 

800 block of Denman Street; west side; detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street, 1957; Vancouver City Archives, Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

 

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

 

800 block of Denman Street; west side; Google Streets; searched July 1, 2019; image dated October 2018.

 

3 thoughts on “847 Denman Street

  1. Pingback: Albert Ernest Austin (1878-1931) | westendvancouver

  2. Pingback: George Valentine Fraser (1856-1930) | westendvancouver

  3. Pingback: Joseph Elwood Miller (1859-1935) | westendvancouver

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.