1034 Gilford Street

1034 Gilford Street was on the east side of Gilford Street, near the northeast corner of Gilford 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.

 

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

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 69; north half of Lot 34.

1800 Block Comox 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

1800 Block Comox 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.

 

1034 Gilford Street and 1050 Gilford Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 54 [Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street]; 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/ [searched December 1, 2018].

It is a 1904 permit to build the house. William Walsh was the owner and builder. Parr and Fee were the architects.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Walsh, Wm.
Architect: Parr & Fee
Builder: Walsh, Wm.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 34
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-01-29
Street Number: [1034 & 1050]
Street Name: Gilford Street & Comox Street
Value: $6,000.00
Remarks: Two frame dwellings $3,000 each
Reference ID: VN-8341-8342-3

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1905 to 1923:

1905 Kerr, John Walter
1907 to 1911; 1913 Donald, James Charlton
1914 Hogg, William
1915 to 1916 Hodges, Walter Ernest
1917 Kale, Frank
1918 Donald, Mrs. James Charlton
1919 Farris, Bruce Mackenzie
1920 to 1923 Peacock, Thomas Paddison

 

During the house’s early years, most newspaper references were in society columns, describing the comings and goings of the house’s residents.

 

Vancouver Province, October 20, 1906, page 15, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, September 22, 1911, page 5, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, December 3, 1925, page 8, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1929, page 8, column 2.

 

In 1932, the house was for rent.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1932, page 21, column 6.

 

Vancouver Province, January 10, 1933, page 4, column 2.

 

In 1944, the house was converted into apartments.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1944, page 27, column 3.

 

1034 Gilford Street; 1954; detail from BO-54-211 : First Beach, Vintage Air Photos; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

1034 Gilford Street, 1957; detail from [Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street]; Vancouver City Archives, Dist P133, https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

Apartments continued to be available in the building during the 1950s and early 1960s.

 

Vancouver Province, February 11, 1956, page 39, column 1.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 20, 1961, page 34, column 5.

 

In 1964, the house was gone from 1034 Gilford Street. A new apartment building called “Park West” was on the site, with an address of 1869 Comox Street.

 

1800 block of Comox Street, north side, Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1964, page 40, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1964, page 40, column 2.

 

1869 Comox Street; Google Streets, searched December 1, 2018; image dated April 2009.

1869 Comox Street; Google Streets, searched December 1, 2018; image dated April 2009.

 

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