1101 Gilford Street

Tweedale Cottage, Gilford Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Attribute to: Cyril Aitken Tweedale; Source: personal collection of Cyril Aitken Tweedale. The image is licensed: creative commons, share alike, attribution.

Tweedale Cottage, Gilford Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Attribute to: Cyril Aitken Tweedale; Source: personal collection of Cyril Aitken Tweedale. The image is licensed: creative commons, share alike, attribution.

The photograph above shows Cyril Aitken Tweedale’s cottage on Gilford Street. It appears that this was 1101 Gilford Street, and that the photograph was from about 1909.

1101 Gilford Street was on the west side of Gilford Street, between Comox Street and Pendrell Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 195, Block 70, north half of Lot 33.

1900 Block Comox Street south -1900 Block Pendrell north - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the City of Vancouver - 1912- Vol 1 - Plate 8

1900 Block Comox Street south -1900 Block Pendrell north – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the City of Vancouver – 1912- Vol 1 – Plate 8.

1101 Gilford Street and 1901 Pendrell Street, 1913; Goad's Atlas of Vancouver Vol. 1; Plate 63; detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay; Item : 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

1101 Gilford Street and 1901 Pendrell Street, 1913; Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver Vol. 1; Plate 63; detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay; Item : 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

There are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits:http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 24, 2014].

Vancouver directory listings from 1910 to 1921:

1909 Tweedale, Cyril Aitken
1910 Dickie, Robert Donald
1911 Bragg, Hugh Arthur Edward
1912 Allason, James
1913 Leslie, Robert Fletcher
1915 Stauffer, David Lackner
1916 Vacant
1917 Poole, Henry Burton
1918 Vacant
1919 to 1921 Phelps, John Gary

 

Selected Newspaper References

In 1909, the Tweedale family was living in the house.

Vancouver Province, July 2, 1909, page 22, column 4.

Vancouver Province, July 2, 1909, page 22, column 4.

In October 1913, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

Vancouver Daily World, October 15, 1913, page 2, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, October 15, 1913, page 2, column 6.

The house was often available for rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, November 22, 1913, page 31, column 4.

Vancouver Province, November 22, 1913, page 31, column 4.

Vancouver Province, July 11, 1917, page 20, column 2.

Vancouver Province, July 11, 1917, page 20, column 2.

Vancouver Province, March 3, 1941, page 18, column 6.

Vancouver Province, March 3, 1941, page 18, column 6.

In 1950, the property was for sale as a potential location for an apartment house.

Vancouver Province, October 7, 1950, page 30, column 2.

Vancouver Province, October 7, 1950, page 30, column 2.

1101 Gilford Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1101 Gilford Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

The house was still in use in 1978.

Vancouver Sun, August 5, 1978, page 56, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, August 5, 1978, page 56, column 6.

1101 Gilford Street, 1978, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-3.20; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1101-gilford-street.

1101 Gilford Street, 1978, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-3.20; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1101-gilford-street.

 

Later Use of the Property

In 1984, the lot became part of the site of Gilford Court Apartments, which replaced an apartment building (also called Gilford Court) at 1901 Pendrell Street. (Further information appears on the page for 1901 Pendrell Street.)

1125 Gilford Street, Google Streets; searched February 24, 2019; image dated April 2009.

1125 Gilford Street, Google Streets; searched February 24, 2019; image dated April 2009.

 

Sources

Thanks to descendants of the Tweedale family for information about this property, and for the photograph of the Tweedale cottage: Attribute to: Cyril Aitken Tweedale; Source: personal collection of Cyril Aitken Tweedale. The image is licensed: creative commons, share alike, attribution.

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