1102 Gilford Street

1102 Gilford Street - detail from postcard - Gilford Street – Intersections with Comox – Nelson – Barclay – Valentine & Sons’ Publishing Co., Ltd – Montreal and Toronto – Printed in Great Britain

1102 Gilford Street – detail from postcard – Gilford Street – Intersections with Comox – Nelson – Barclay – Valentine & Sons’ Publishing Co., Ltd – Montreal and Toronto – Printed in Great Britain

1102 Gilford Street - about 1909 - detail from postcard - The Pier - English Bay - Vancouver BC

1102 Gilford Street was on the east side of Gilford Street, between Pendrell Street and the lane that runs between Pendrell Street and Comox Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 34 (north half).

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

1102 Gilford Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 63 Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

1102 Gilford Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 63 Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

There are two references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits:http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched January 1, 2019]:

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: McCraig
Architect: Mitchell, A.
Builder: Mitchell, A.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: N 1/2 of 34
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-05-28
Street Number: [1102]
Street Name: Pendrell Street & Gilford Street
Value: $2,000.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling [1102 Gilford Street]
Reference ID: VN-8264-8265-33

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 12398
Owner: Farrant, H.
Architect:
Builder: Sillwell, G. [or Stillwell] (of Marpole P.O.)
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: N 1/2 of 34
Date (Y-M-D): 1920-10-04
Street Number: 1102
Street Name: Gilford Street
Value: $500.00
Remarks: Repairs; Foundations [BCR]; [added full legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-1609-1610-3

Vancouver directory listings for 1102 Gilford Street from 1905 to 1938:

1905 to 1918 McCuaig, George
1919 to 1938 Farrant, Howard

While George McCuaig was living in the house, he often rented out individual rooms. He sometimes rented the whole house while he and his wife were travelling. In 1913, he offered the house for sale, but it appears that he did not sell it until about 1918.

Vancouver Province, November 14, 1907, page 18, column 1.

Vancouver Province, November 14, 1907, page 18, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, April 11, 1911, page 16, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, April 11, 1911, page 16, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, September 30, 1913, page 16, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, September 30, 1913, page 16, column 2.

Vancouver Province, September 7, 1915, page 11, column 7.

Vancouver Province, September 7, 1915, page 11, column 7.

The house was a private residence while the Farrant family lived there in the 1920s and 1930s.

Vancouver Sun, May 28, 1930, page 8, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, May 28, 1930, page 8, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1934, page 3, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1934, page 3, column 4.

In 1938, the house became a rooming house with an address of 1106 Gilford Street. George L. Foerster (1873-1972) and his wife, Sarah Jenetta “Sally” Sirett (1884–1971), lived in the house through the 1940s and 1950s.

Vancouver Province, October 8, 1938, page 29, column 5.

Vancouver Province, October 8, 1938, page 29, column 5.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1939, page 646.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1939, page 646.

1106 Gilford Street, 1954, detail from BO-54-211: First Beach; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1106 Gilford Street, 1954, detail from BO-54-211: First Beach; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 950 (Gilford Street).

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1955, page 950 (Gilford Street).

The Foersters moved out of the house in 1964.

Vancouver Province, August 14, 1964, page 26, column 8.

Vancouver Province, August 14, 1964, page 26, column 8.

By 1966, the lot was part of the site of Pacific Sands Apartments at 1122 Gilford Street.

Vancouver Sun, March 30, 1966, page 46, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, March 30, 1966, page 46, column 6.

The Pacific Sands, 1122 Gilford Street, https://pacific-sands.com/

The Pacific Sands, 1122 Gilford Street, https://pacific-sands.com/

 

Sources

George L. Foerster

Manitoba Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1918-040014; George L. Foerster and Sarah Janetta Sirett; place of marriage: Neepawa; date of marriage: July 24, 1918.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYG-QVB : 8 November 2017), Sarah Jeanette Foerster, 1971; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0344617c-92b7-4362-8e46-4cddf951e05d.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT4-Q68 : 8 November 2017), George Foerster, 1972; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/998b0815-617d-4cc3-a6bd-2c153811a95b.

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