748 Gilford Street

748 Gilford Street – 1968 – detail from City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 1348-24 – 748 Gilford; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/748-gilford;rad.

 

748 Gilford in 1894 Alberni Street – 744 Gilford Street – 746 Gilford Street – 748 Gilford Street – detail from West End and Stanley Park views – Vancouver Public Library – VPL Accession Number 5447; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1054/5447.jpg.

 

748 Gilford street; 1800 block of Alberni Street (south side) and 700 block of Gilford Street (east side); about 1960; Vancouver: From Milltown to Metropolis, by Alan Morley; Vancouver, Mitchell Press, 1961, facing page 210; original photograph by George Allen Aerial Photos.

 

748 Gilford Street was a small house on the east side of Gilford Street, between Alberni Street and the lane that runs between Alberni Street and Robson Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, Lot 23 (in the south half of lot 23).

 

1800 Block Alberni Street - Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Alberni Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

1894 Alberni Street, 744 Gilford Street, 746 Gilford Street, 748 Gilford Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

1894 Alberni Street, 744 Gilford Street, 746 Gilford Street, 748 Gilford Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

There are two reference to lot 23 in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched May 15, 2019], although it is not clear which permit belongs with each house in lot 23.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Johnston, S. G.
Architect: Johnston, S. G.
Builder: Strathie, D.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 23
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-02-02
Street Number:
Street Name: Gilford Street & Alberni Street
Value: $900.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8230-8231-16

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District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Strathe, D.
Architect: Strathe, D.
Builder: Strathe, D.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 23
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-03-15
Street Number:
Street Name: Gilford Street & Alberni Street
Value: $850.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8306-8307-17

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1908 to 1920:

1908 to 1913 Callaghan, Percy Dent
1914 to 1915 Dickey, Frederick Martin
1916 to 1920 Gorrie, David Yeaman

 

The house was a rental property for much of its life.

 

Vancouver Province, April 20, 1921, page 18, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, December 14, 1932, page 26, column 8.

 

Vancouver Province, September 27, 1938, page 20, column 4.

 

In 1949, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 26, 1949, page 45, column 7.

 

The house continued as a rental property until it was demolished about 1985.

In 1991, the lot became part of the site of the condominium at 1888 Alberni Street.

 

1888 Alberni Street, “Hats off to a true party spirit,” Vancouver Sun, August 9, 1991, page 41, columns 4-5.

1888 Alberni Street, “Hats off to a true party spirit,” Vancouver Sun, August 9, 1991, page 41, columns 4-5.

 

1888 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched March 18, 2019; image dated April 2009.

1888 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched March 18, 2019; image dated April 2009.

 

Sources

Vancouver City Archives; File – – Permits/licenses applications – demolition permits; COV-S62-4; 1988-1990 (Creation); https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/permits-licenses-applications-demolition-permits-6: File includes Manager’s reports and other records. Subjects include: “Moratoria on demolitions in North Vancouver and Victoria” (January and February 1990); “Toronto-Dominion Bank – 526 West Hastings Street (410 & 412-424 Seymour Street) – extension of demolition permit” (January 24, 1990); and “Demolition of the Huntington, 1915 Beach Ave.” (June 27, 1988). File also includes a memorandum of a demolition order for 1880 Alberni St., 1890 Alberni St., 1894-98 Alberni St., 740-744 Gilford St. and 746 Gilford St., and records pertaining to redevelopment around the Delmar Hotel (Dunsmuir, Homer, Pender and Hamilton Streets).

Michael Kluckner, Vanishing Vancouver; North Vancouver, British Columbia, Whitecap Books Ltd., pages 82-83; includes illustration. “There was originally a fourth house in the row, demolished about 1985, that occupied the vacant lot in the foreground.” [Note: the “fourth house” was probably 748 Gilford Street.]

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