994 Denman Street

994 Denman Street was 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 October 30, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Austin, A. E.
Architect: Brehant, 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 1904 to 1920. (Note: listings appear for the years 1904 to 1910, even before the 1911 building permit (above).

 

1904 Collinson, Frederick Angus
1905 Mackie, John
1906 Cater, Samuel Albert
1907 McMaster, William
1908 Cameron, Allan
1910 Hawkes, John Aylesford
1911 Gard, Eric
1912 Angus, Bert
1913 Hayes Bakery
1914 to 1917 Hayes, Mary Elizabeth
1919 Vacant
1920 Denman Tailors
1920 Takunaga, Shin

 

 

Vancouver Province, May 20, 1911, page 39, column 3.

 

In 1911 and 1912, the contents of the building were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, September 23, 1911, page 27, column 3.

 

Vancouver Province, May 29, 1912, page 27, column 5.

 

Vancouver Daily World, October 4, 1911, page 26, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, March 26, 1917, page 19, column 2.

 

In later years, this address was the home of a series of businesses, including Denman Tailors, a dental office, a dress shop, and a barber shop.

 

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 more recent years, 994 Denman Street has tended not to appear as a separate address.

 

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

 

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