1000 Gilford Street

1000 Gilford Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1000 Gilford Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1000 Gilford Street was on the southeast corner of Gilford Street and Nelson Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 7.

Gilford Street - Intersections with Comox - Nelson - Barclay - Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd - Montreal and Toronto - Printed in Great Britain.

Gilford Street – Intersections with Comox – Nelson – Barclay – Valentine & Sons’ Publishing Co., Ltd – Montreal and Toronto – Printed in Great Britain.

1800 Block 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.

1800 Block 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.

1800 Block 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.

1800 Block 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.

Gilford Street - Nelson Street to Pendrell 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

Gilford Street – Nelson Street to Pendrell 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.

1000 Gilford Street, 1913, detail from Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street; 1972-582.29 – Plate 54; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.29; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

1000 Gilford Street, 1913, detail from Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street; 1972-582.29 – Plate 54; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.29; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-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 February 6, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit: 10701
Owner: Martin, W.
Architect: Self
Builder: Martin, W.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1919-09-15
Street Number: 1000
Street Name: Gilford Street (and Nelson)
Value: $225.00
Remarks: Repairs; garage [BCR]
Reference ID: VN-1417-1418-14

Richard Henry Alexander hired the architectural firm of Parr and Fee to design the house at 1000 Gilford Street.

Vancouver Province, August 11, 1905, page 9, column 5.

Vancouver Province, August 11, 1905, page 9, column 5.

The contractor for the house was Christian Paul Shindler (1864-1947).

Vancouver Province, September 15, 1905, page 16, column 3.

Vancouver Province, September 15, 1905, page 16, column 3.

Vancouver directory listings from 1906 to 1920.

1906 to 1913 Alexander, Richard Henry
1914 Walkem, George Alexander
1915 Cameron, Stuart
1917 to 1920 Macrae, John Kenneth

The house continued as a private residence during the 1920s and 1930s.

In 1937, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, July 10, 1937, page 23, column 3.

Vancouver Province, July 10, 1937, page 23, column 3.

By August 1938, the realtor listed the house as having potential for conversion into eight apartments.

Vancouver Province, August 6, 1938, page 30, column 5.

Vancouver Province, August 6, 1938, page 30, column 5.

In January 1939, a mortgage holder offered the house for sale.

Vancouver Province, January 28, 1939, page 30, column 3.

Vancouver Province, January 28, 1939, page 30, column 3.

The house was again for sale in February 1940.

Vancouver Province, February 10, 1940, page 26, column 5.

Vancouver Province, February 10, 1940, page 26, column 5.

In April 1940, the owner converted the house into apartments.

Vancouver Sun, April 30, 1940, page 22, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, April 30, 1940, page 22, column 6.

 

Vancouver Province, June 22, 1940, page 25, column 7.

Vancouver Province, June 22, 1940, page 25, column 7.

In 1964, the property was for sale as an apartment site.

Vancouver Sun, June 24, 1964, page 47, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, June 24, 1964, page 47, column 2.

By the summer of 1966, there was a new apartment building on the property. It was called The Park Bay, and it had an address of 1010 Gilford Street.

Vancouver Sun, July 27, 1966, page 48, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, July 27, 1966, page 48, column 5.

1010 Gilford Street; Google Streets; searched February 6, 2019; image dated April 2009.

1010 Gilford Street; Google Streets; searched February 6, 2019; image dated April 2009.

 

Sources

1000 Gilford Street

Parr, John Edmeston; Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950; http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1380: “Parr & Fee, Residential works: Gilford Street, at Nelson Street, for Richard H. Alexander, 1905 (C.R., xvi, 27 Sept. 1905, 6).

 

1010 Gilford Street

Terra Crest Property Management, The Park Bay, http://terracrestpm.com/the-west-end/.

 

Christian Paul Shindler (building contractor)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPY-Z71 : 8 November 2017), Christian Paul Shindler, 1947.

Christian Paul Shindler, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 6, 1947, page 23, column 3.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-7TCD : 29 March 2018), Christian Paul Shindler, 1947; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26281297, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26281297: “Christian Paul Shindler; Birth: 27 Jun 1864, New York, USA; Death: 6 Nov 1947 (aged 83); Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/4/01/004/0006; Memorial ID: 26281297.”

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