1000 Gilford Street was on the southeast corner of Gilford Street and Nelson Street.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 7.
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].
|Legal Address:||DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Gilford Street (and Nelson)|
|Remarks:||Repairs; garage [BCR]|
Richard Henry Alexander hired the architectural firm of Parr and Fee to design the house at 1000 Gilford Street.
The contractor for the house was Christian Paul Shindler (1864-1947).
Vancouver directory listings from 1906 to 1920.
|1906 to 1913||Alexander, Richard Henry|
|1914||Walkem, George Alexander|
|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.
By August 1938, the realtor listed the house as having potential for conversion into eight apartments.
In January 1939, a mortgage holder offered the house for sale.
The house was again for sale in February 1940.
In April 1940, the owner converted the house into apartments.
In 1964, the property was for sale as an apartment site.
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.
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.”