1844 Georgia Street

 

1800 block Alberni Street (north side); detail from Vancouver City Archives – Van Sc P15 – Vancouver B C – looking east from Lost Lagoon; about 1931; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-b-c-from-air-looking-east-from-lost-lagoon;rad.

1800 block Alberni Street (north side) and Georgia Street (south side); detail from Vancouver City Archives – Van Sc P15 – Vancouver B C – looking east from Lost Lagoon; about 1931; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-b-c-from-air-looking-east-from-lost-lagoon;rad.

 

1844 Georgia Street was on the south side of Georgia Street, between Gilford Street and Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 65; Lot 4.

The building was not on the property at the time of the 1901 version of the Vancouver fire insurance plan.

 

1800 Block Georgia Street - detail from Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver - British Columbia - July 1897 - revised June 1901; sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674745-v8.jpg.

1800 Block Georgia Street – detail from Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver – British Columbia – July 1897 – revised June 1901; sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674745-v8.jpg.

 

However, it was present at the time of the 1903 version of the fire insurance plan.

 

1800 Block Georgia Street - detail from Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver - British Columbia - July 1897 - revised June 1903 - sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674745-v8.jpg.

1800 Block Georgia Street – detail from Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver – British Columbia – July 1897 – revised June 1903 – sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674745-v8.jpg.

 

 

1800 Block Georgia Street - detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Georgia Street – detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

 

Georgia Street and Gilford Street, southeast corner, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

Georgia Street and Gilford Street, southeast corner, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

 

Heritage Vancouver: Building Permits

There are two references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched January 22, 2020].

The first permit refers to “B.B. Stevens” as the owner, although Daniel Benjamin Stevens was associated with the property in other sources.

The architect on the permit was “G.W. Grant,” who was probably George William Grant (1852-1925). This project does not appear on the list of his projects in the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada: 1800-1950: http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1596.

The builder was “H. Wilson,” who appears to be Hugh Wilson, a contractor who was living at 39 Seventh Avenue in 1902.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Stevens, B. B.
Architect: Grant, G. W.
Builder: Wilson, H.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 4
Date (Y-M-D): 1902-04-18
Street Number:
Street Name: Georgia Street W
Value: $1,500.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling s. f.
Reference ID: VN-8302-8303-11

 

The second building permit showed the owner as D.B. Stevens. This appears to be related to a 1916 permit for 1853 Alberni Street, which involved the move of a residence onto that property, which was on the southern half of the same lot. Perhaps the builders moved the house from 1844 Georgia Street to 1853 Alberni Street.

 

1844 Georgia Street and 1853 Alberni Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

 

The architects and builders were listed as “Fisher & Hislip.” The members of the firm of Fisher & Hislop were Herbert Harry Fisher (1881-1939) and John William Hislop (1877-1957).

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 491 [edited image].

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1917, page 550 [edited image].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 8359
Owner: Stevens, D. B.
Architect: Fisher & Hislip
Builder: Fisher & Hislip
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1916-12-19
Street Number: 1844
Street Name: Georgia Street W
Value: $2,600.00
Remarks: Offices/stores [added DL]
Reference ID: VN-0104-0105-20

 

 

Vancouver Sun, December 20, 1916, page 12, column 3.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1924.

 

1903 Stevens, Daniel Benjamin
1904 McRae, Alexander
1905 to 1914 Gauley, Alonzo James
1915 Buckley, Benjamin
1916 Attwell, Stanley Shaw
1918 to 1919 Foley Peanut Butter Factory
1920 to 1924 Davis, Richard Harold

 

Vancouver Province, May 2, 1916, page 16, column 2.

 

In 1916, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, July 12, 1916, page 21, column 4.

 

In 1925, the Hoffar Motor Boat Company was operating at 1844 Georgia Street.

 

Vancouver Province, April 6, 1925, page 19, column 7.

 

In 1974, the Texan Family Restaurant was at 1844 Georgia Street. (In 1973, the the address of the restaurant was 1808 Georgia Street.)

 

Vancouver Sun, August 29, 1974, page 58, column 6.

 

The lot later became part of the Lumière condominium development at 1863 Alberni Street.

 

1800 block Alberni Street (north side); source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

1800 block Alberni Street (north side); source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

 

 

1863 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched March 20, 2019; image dated September 2011.

1863 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched March 20, 2019; image dated September 2011.

 

 

Sources

Herbert Harry Fisher (building contractor)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27G-35MY : 13 December 2017), Herbert Harry Fisher in household of Robert Fisher, Wigan, Lancashire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 28, Piece/Folio 3770/87, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,084.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7WWD-3N2 : 6 May 2019), Herbert H Fisher in household of Robert Fisher, Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9LL-8YQ : 21 May 2019), Herbert H Fisher in household of Robert Fisher, Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Wigan subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-D6G : 11 March 2018), Herbert Harry Fisher and Ada Lock, 20 Jul 1915; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY2Q-G1J : 12 March 2018), Harry Herbert Fisher, ; citing Seattle, King, Washington, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1383, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,266,070.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV5-7Q9 : 8 November 2017), Herbert Harry Fisher, 1939.

 

Ada Lock (wife of Herbert Harry Fisher)

Ada Lock (1896–); Birth: ABT 1896, Pleasley, Derbyshire, England; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca).

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZJ-D6K : 11 March 2018), Herbert Harry Fisher and Ada Lock, 20 Jul 1915; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11378, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,706.

 

John William Hislop (building contractor)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q271-P2M9 : 13 December 2017), John Wm Heslop in household of Thomas Heslop, Gateshead, Durham, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 61, Piece/Folio 5034/87, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,394.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSHT-XBV : 21 May 2019), John W Heslop in household of Thomas Heslop, Consett, Durham, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Consett subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPN-YBS : 8 November 2017), John William Hislop, 1957.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W35C-B9N2 : 6 June 2019), John William Hislop, ; Burial, , ; citing record ID 199303897, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/199303897: “John William Hislop; Birth: 11 Dec 1877, Gateshead, Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England; Death: 13 Jun 1957 (aged 79), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Cremated; Memorial ID: 199303897.”

 

Sarah Lucy Little (wife of John William Hislop)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2G-NH8 : 8 November 2017), Sarah Lucy Hislop, 1941.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23T-3SVL : 5 June 2019), Sarah Lucy Little Hislop, ; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 163428810, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/163428810: “Sarah Lucy “Lilly” Little Hislop; Birth: 4 Apr 1874, Lanchester, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England; Death: 8 Oct 1941 (aged 67), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: Timberland section; Memorial ID: 163428810.”

 

Margaret Olive Hislop (daughter of John William Hislop)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8N-GX8 : 11 March 2018), Wilfred Sampson Morse and Margaret Olive Hislop, 08 Aug 1928; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13755, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,508.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTM-C65 : 8 November 2017), Margaret Olive Morse, 1960.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W3KT-8P2M : 6 June 2019), Margaret Olive Hislop Morse, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 199303965, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/199303965: “Margaret Olive Hislop Morse; Birth: 7 Aug 1904, Lanchester, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England; Death: 1 Oct 1960 (aged 56), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 199303965.”

 

Wilfred Sampson Morse (husband of Margaret Olive Hislop)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRL-DJX : 8 November 2017), Wilfred Sampson Morse, 1962.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:W3KT-8PPZ : 6 June 2019), Wilfred Sampson Morse, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 199304011, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/199304011: “Wilfred Sampson Morse; Birth: 27 Jan 1893, Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England; Death: 16 Feb 1962 (aged 69), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 199304011.”

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