Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, Lot: north half of lot 36.
There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/ [searched December 1, 2018].
|Owner:||Springer, F. B.|
|Architect:||Gardiner, W. F.|
|Builder:||Sellar & Bishop|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 36|
|Street Name:||Gilford Street|
|Remarks:||Frame dwelling house|
The architect was William Frederick Gardiner (1884-1951); Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800 -1950; http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1582. (The house does not appear in the list of Mr. Gardiner’s projects.)
These are the Vancouver directory listings for 778 Gilford Street from 1910 to 1920.
|1910||Peterson, Clare Bristow|
|1911 to 1912||Springer, Mabel (see under Frances Mary Springer)|
|1913||Mackensen, Carl von|
|1914||Springer, Mrs. Lucia (see under Frances Mary Springer)|
|1916 to 1920||Keith, Dr. William Dow|
The house remained a private home with some rental suites until about 1936.
By 1936, it had become Lagoon Lodge Apartments.
In 1949, Gustave Wengel was the operator of Lagoon Lodge.
In 1949, Mr. Wengel offered the property for sale, but he was still operating the lodge in 1955.
The house was still standing and well-maintained in 2020.