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.
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|
|1913||Leslie, Robert Fletcher|
|1915||Stauffer, David Lackner|
|1917||Poole, Henry Burton|
|1919 to 1921||Phelps, John Gary|
Selected Newspaper References
In 1909, the Tweedale family was living in the house.
In October 1913, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
The house was often available for rental accommodation.
In 1950, the property was for sale as a potential location for an apartment house.
The house was still in use in 1978.
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.)
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.