990 Denman Street

990 Denman Street is near the northeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street.

Until about 1911, the lot was vacant.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

980 Denman Street; 986 Denman Street; 990 Denman Street; 994 Denman Street; 996 Denman Street; 998 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 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 August 10, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Austin, A. E.
Architect: Brehant [Brehaut], W. W.
Builder: Atkins, J. E.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 58 Sub: Resub: Lot: S 1/2 15
Date (Y-M-D): 1911-12-06
Street Number: 986-990-994
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $2,500.00
Remarks: Frame stores
Reference ID: VN-3200-3201-709

 

The owner was Albert Ernest Austin (1878-1931).

The person named as “architect” on the building permit was Wellington Whitfield Brehaut (1870–1915), who was actually a building contractor.

The builder was probably James Ernest Atkins (1879-1962).

Further details appear on the page for 986 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1913 to 1920

 

1913 to 1915 Denman Dye Works
1916 to 1918 Vacant
1919 Vacant
1920 to 1926 Takunaga (Tokunaga; Tokumaga) (associated with Denman Tailors)

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 30, 1912, page 26, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Province, June 8, 1916, page 10, column 4.

 

From the 1920s to the 1950s, a series of shoe repair business was at this location.

 

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1927, page 16, column 7.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, January 31, 1955, page 15, column 4 [in advertisement for stores closing on Wednesdays].

 

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

 

In the early 1980s, a business telephone system retailer had one of its locations at 990 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Province (TV Times); September 4, 1981, page 15, columns 3-5.

 

In 2001, “Soupspoons” was at this location.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 4, 2001, page 40, column 1.

 

The Cash Store and MitBit restaurant have occupied the site until the present time.

 

986 Denman Street and 990 Denman Street, Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

986 Denman Street and 990 Denman Street; Northeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street; Google Maps; 3D view; searched August 9, 2019.

 

986 Denman Street and 990 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched August 9, 2019; image dated May 2009.

 

 

986 Denman Street and 990 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched August 9, 2019; image dated May 2014.

 

 

986 Denman Street and 990 Denman Street; Google Streets; searched August 9, 2019; image dated October 2018.