1050 Gilford Street

1050 Gilford Street - about 1910 - detail from Gilford Street – Intersections with Comox – Nelson – Barclay – Valentine & Sons’ Publishing Co Ltd

1050 Gilford Street – about 1910 – detail from Gilford Street – Intersections with Comox – Nelson – Barclay – Valentine & Sons’ Publishing Co Ltd.

 

1050 Gilford Street, 1940; detail from Rooftop view looking North from Sylvia Court; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 4463; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/260/4463.jpg.

1050 Gilford Street, 1940; detail from Rooftop view looking North from Sylvia Court; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 4463; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/260/4463.jpg.

 

1050 Gilford Street, 1954; detail from BO-54-211 : First Beach, Vintage Air Photos; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1050 Gilford Street, 1954; detail from BO-54-211 : First Beach, Vintage Air Photos; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

1050 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.

1050 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.

1050 Gilford Street was on the northeast corner of Gilford Street and Comox Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, south half of Lot 34.

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.

 

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 are two references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/ [searched December 1, 2018].

The first reference 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

 

The second reference is for repairs in 1913.

 District: Vancouver
Permit: 4332
Owner: Ashfield, S.
Architect: Ashfield, S.
Builder: Gray, D. & W.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1913-02-18
Street Number: 1050
Street Name: Gilford Street
Value: $450.00
Remarks: Repairs
Reference ID: VN-3400-3401-212

 

Vancouver directory listings for 1050 Gilford Street from 1910 to 1920.

1905 Whalen, John James
1906 to 1912 Marpole, Clarence Mawson
1914 to 1919 Ashfield, Samuel
1920 McCutcheon [unknown first name]

The house was a private home until the 1930s, when it became a rooming house.

In 1955, Ewart and Gertrude Lumsden lived on the property and rented out three sets of rooms in the house.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 950.

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 950.

 

It was still a rooming house in 1963.

Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1963, page 41, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1963, page 41, column 1.

In 1964, the house was gone from 1050 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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