958 Denman Street was one of three houses near the southeast corner of Denman Street and Barclay Street. (The house numbers were 944 Denman Street, 952 Denman Street, and 958 Denman Street, although the Vancouver directories in some years identified the houses with different numbers.)
Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 58; Lot 14B.
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 25, 2019].
|Architect:||Dixon & Murray|
|Builder:||Dixon & Murray|
|Legal Address:||DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Denman Street|
Early Address Listings
The early Vancouver directory listings for 958 Denman Street were not consistent.
In 1900 and 1901, the directory referred to 954 Denman Street.
As well, the house that was normally called 944 Denman appeared as “950 Denman” in the 1900-1901 directory.
In contrast to the directory listings, a 1900 newspaper notice for Harry Widdicombe properly referred to “958 Denman Street.”
By 1902, the directory was using “958 Denman Street.” to refer to this house. (Another numbering change was that the house at 952 Denman Street in 1900-1901 appeared as 954 Denman Street in the 1902 directory.)
Vancouver directory listings from 1900 to 1920.
|1900||Widdicomb, Harry Templer (listed as 954 Denman Street)|
|1901||Smith, Evelyn Fenwick (listed as 954 Denman Street)|
|1902 to 1903||Smith, Evelyn Fenwick|
|1904 to 1905||Evans, Alexander Kidd|
|1906 to 1914||Gall, John Stewart|
|1915 to 1917||Watt, John W.|
|1918 to 1919||Janion, Henry Cheshyre|
In 1915, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
From the 1930s to the early 1950s, the house offered rental accommodation.
The 1953 Vancouver directory still listed 944, 952 and 958 Denman Street.
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.
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.