1019 Gilford Street

1019 Gilford Street, John Penrice Apartments, 1978, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 786-3.18; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1019-gilford-street.

1019 Gilford Street, John Penrice Apartments, 1978, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 786-3.18; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1019-gilford-street.

1019 Gilford Street was on the west side of Gilford Street, north of the lane between Nelson Street and Comox Street.

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.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, south half of Lots 8 and 9.

1900 Block 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

1900 Block 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

1906 Nelson Street and 1019 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.

1906 Nelson Street and 1019 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 21, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit: 3220
Owner: Ford, C. W.
Architect: Bruce, J. T.
Builder: Bruce, J. T.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-08-19
Street Number: 1019
Street Name: Gilford Street
Value: $200.00
Remarks: Dwelling/house; frame garage [DBR]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-2001

Vancouver directory listings for 1019 Gilford Street:

1908 Vacant (Listed as 1015 Gilford Street)
1909 to 1913 Ford, Christopher W.
1914 Ford, Clarke (Son of Christopher W. Ford.)
1915 to 1916 Skene, Justin Lee
1917 to 1919 Griffin, Frederick
1920 to 1948 Idsardi, Harold
Vancouver Province, December 26, 1919, page 15, column 6.

Vancouver Province, December 26, 1919, page 15, column 6.

1019 Gilford Street, detail from Rooftop view looking North from Sylvia Court, June 3, 1940; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 4463; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/260/4463.jpg.

1019 Gilford Street, detail from Rooftop view looking North from Sylvia Court, June 3, 1940; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 4463; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/260/4463.jpg.

The house was a private residence until 1948.

In 1949, the house underwent renovations to become an apartment building, and the old building materials were for sale.

Vancouver Province, June 16, 1949, page 26, column 4.

Vancouver Province, June 16, 1949, page 26, column 4.

In 1950, the house became “The Elphege Apartments.” (The name “Elphege” came from the middle name of Joseph Elphege Gouin, who was the owner of the property.)

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1950, page 731, column 1.

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1950, page 731, column 1.

Vancouver Province, March 11, 1950, page 28, column 5.

Vancouver Province, March 11, 1950, page 28, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, January 3, 1959, page 36, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, January 3, 1959, page 36, column 6.

1019 Gilford Street, September 27, 1965, detail from View from Comox Street in the West End showing trees, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 780-48; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-from-comox-street-in-west-end-showing-trees.

1019 Gilford Street, September 27, 1965, detail from View from Comox Street in the West End showing trees, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 780-48; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-from-comox-street-in-west-end-showing-trees.

Joseph Elphege Gouin died in Edmonton, Alberta on July 15, 1967.

Vancouver Province, August 24, 1967, page 43, column 3.

Vancouver Province, August 24, 1967, page 43, column 3.

Also in 1967, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, July 15, 1967, page 44, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, July 15, 1967, page 44, column 3.

1019 Gilford Street, Vancouver, 1971; – Canada Good – https://www.flickr.com/photos/canadagood/3098767823/.

1019 Gilford Street, Vancouver, 1971; – Canada Good – https://www.flickr.com/photos/canadagood/3098767823/.

In 1980, the City of Vancouver received an application to construct a new three-storey apartment building on the property.

Vancouver Sun, September 13, 1980, page 12, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, September 13, 1980, page 12, column 5.

By December 1982, the new apartments were available for sale.

Vancouver Sun, December 3, 1982, page C18, column 10.

Vancouver Sun, December 3, 1982, page C18, column 10.

The building was called “Gilford Mews.”

Vancouver Sun, February 3, 1984, page E2, column 10. [Note: address listed as “Gilford Ave,” not “Gilford Street.”]

Vancouver Sun, February 3, 1984, page E2, column 10. [Note: address listed as “Gilford Ave,” not “Gilford Street.”]

1019 Gilford Street; Google Streets; searched February 21, 2019; image dated June 2017.

1019 Gilford Street; Google Streets; searched February 21, 2019; image dated June 2017.

 

Sources

Gilford Mews, 1019 Gilford, Vancouver; http://www.6717000.com/building-gilford-mews.

Gilford Mews, 1019 Gilford St, Vancouver; https://condos.ca/vancouver/gilford-mews-1019-gilford-st.

6 thoughts on “1019 Gilford Street

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  4. 1019 would be the brown building on left of Gilford Street in the postcard view.
    I lived in top floor there in 1968-69 with my sister and mother.
    Mom was searching for someplace cheap and settled on that apartment because of the eight-sided living room. It had two tiny bedrooms and a nice balcony in back. In our time it was covered in grey stucco. Sadly the house with its eight-sided rooms is long gone. https://www.flickr.com/photos/canadagood/3098767823/

    • Thank you for your message. I have added some information to the page on 1019 Gilford Street, including a reference to your photograph of the house in 1971. Thanks, as well, for your description of the interior. These days it is rare to hear from someone who actually lived in one of the houses in the West End.

      Robert

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