952 Denman Street

Denman Street – east side – between Barclay Street and Nelson Street – Vancouver Public Library – VPL 2653 – about 1904.

 

952 Denman Street was one of three houses near the southeast corner of Denman Street and Barclay Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 58; Lot 14B.

 

Denman Street - between Barclay Street and Nelson Street - detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver - July 1897 - revised June 1901 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

Denman Street – between Barclay Street and Nelson Street – detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver – July 1897 – revised June 1901 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

Denman Street - between Barclay Street and Nelson Street - detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver - July 1897 - revised June 1903 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

Denman Street – between Barclay Street and Nelson Street – detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver – July 1897 – revised June 1903 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

Denman Street between Barclay Street and Nelson Street - detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 8 - Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

Denman Street between Barclay Street and Nelson Street – detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

944 Denman Street; 952 Denman Street; 958 Denman Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver Vol. 1; 1913-1920; Chas. E. Goad Company; Plate 55; Vancouver City Archives; Item : 1972-582.30; [Cardero Street to Haro Street to Denman Street to Comox Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-55-cardero-street-to-haro-street-to-denman-street-to-comox-street.

 

There are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched December 1, 2019].

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1900 to 1920.

1900 to 1902 Downing, John
1902 (names directory only, no street number) Johnson, Samuel Francis
1903 to 1904 Kyle, Morison
1905 Davidson, George Allen
1906 to 1909 Spinks, Richard Coupland
1910 to 1916; 1920 MacPherson, Ewen Cluny
1917 to 1918 McCallum, Arthur Richard
1919 Biggs, Hesketh St. John

 

In 1901, the house was available to rent.

 

Vancouver Province, August 3, 1901, page 10, column 5.

 

In later years, the house offered rental accommodations.

 

Vancouver Province, June 13, 1936, page 13, column 3.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 19, 1941, page 20, column 3.

 

In 1941, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, September 15, 1941, page 21, column 8.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, September 18, 1952, page 35, column 7.

 

In May 1953, the house was again for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 21, 1953, page 37, column 7.

 

In October 1953, some contents of the house were for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 15, 1953, page 39, column 5.

 

The 1953 Vancouver directory still listed 944, 952 and 958 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1953, page 812.

 

However, in 1954, the houses at 952 Denman Street and 958 Denman Street were gone, and only 944 Denman Street was remaining. It was the site of the Dineland Café.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1954, page 864.

 

900 Block of Denman Street (east side); detail from First Beach, 1954 ; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

Since about 1956, a Bank of Montreal building has been on the site of the former 952 Denman Street and 958 Denman Street. The bank’s address is 958 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 19, 1956, page 31, column 5.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

958 Denman Street, Google Streets; searched November 18, 2019; image dated May 2012.

 

958 Denman Street, Google Streets; searched November 18, 2019; image dated April 2009.

4 thoughts on “952 Denman Street

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