998 Denman Street

998 Denman Street is on the northeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street.

Until about 1903, the lot was vacant.

 

Denman Street, east side, between Barclay Street and Nelson Street (facing northeast), about 1904; Vancouver Public Library, VPL 2653.

 

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 58, south portion of Lot 15.

 

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.

 

John Morton built this building about 1903. There are two references to this site in Heritage Vancouver’s list of Vancouver Building Permits [searched August 2, 2017]: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Morton, John
Architect: Morton, John
Builder: Morton, John
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 58 Sub: Resub: Lot: 15
Date (Y-M-D): 1903-08-06
Street Number: [998]
Street Name: Nelson Street & Denman Street (corner [NE])
Value: $2,000.00
Remarks: Frame store & dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8252-8253-26

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: A-796
Owner: Cunningham Drug Company
Architect:
Builder: Martin, A.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1921-05-02
Street Number: 998
Street Name: Denman Street
Value: $1,000.00
Remarks: Office/Store; Repairs/Alterations;
Reference ID: VN-19215247-7

 

 

Vancouver Province, January 9, 1904, page 19, column 5 [referring to permit in July 1903].

 

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.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1904 to 1920.

1904 to 1906 Murray, Andrew
1907 to 1910 Hawkes, John Aylesford
1911 Vacant
1912 to 1960s Cunningham, George Torrance (Cunningham’s Drug Store)

 

Until about 1910, the building was a grocery store.

 

Vancouver Daily World, January 22, 1906, page 4, column 1.

 

Vancouver Daily World, April 25, 1908, page 16, column 6.

 

From about 1911 until the 1960s, the building was the home of Cunningham’s Drug Store.

 

Vancouver Province, March 14, 1913, page 4, columns 4-5.

 

Cunningham’s Drug Store, 998 Denman Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

In 1969, the building was an office for a Social Credit political campaign.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 19, 1969, page 16, columns 1-2.

 

In late 1969, the Pizza Patio restaurant opened at 998 Denman Street.

 

Vancouver Province, December 19, 1969, page 59 [page 15 of television guide], columns 1-3.

 

Pizza Patio Restaurant [probably between 1980 and 1988], detail from Denman and Nelson Streets looking north; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 772-539; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-nelson-streets-looking-north.

 

Pizza Patio Restaurant [probably between 1980 and 1988], detail from Denman and Nelson Streets looking east; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 772-540; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-nelson-streets-looking-east.

Since 1988, Olympia Pizza has been at this location.

 

Vancouver Province, April 5, 1988, page 53, column 1.

 

 

998 Denman Street; northeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched August 11, 2019; image dated August 2012.