1816 Haro Street

1816 Haro Street, 1925; detail from Haro Street (corner Denman Street); City of Vancouver Archives CVA 357-8; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/description-in-progress-5615;rad.


1816 Haro Street was on the south side of Haro Street, just west of Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 67, Lot 2.


1800 Block Haro 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 Haro 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.


1816 Haro Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 54 [Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street]; Item : 1972-582.29; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

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 March 21, 2019].


District: Vancouver
Owner: McDonald, W. A.
Architect: Dalton & Eveleigh
Builder: Douglas, R. C.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 3 [2]
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-07-23
Street Number: 1816
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $6,500.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling house [street number denotes lot 2 instead of 3]
Reference ID: VN-3012-3012-87



District: Vancouver
Permit: 8599
Owner: McDonald (Judge)
Architect: Self
Builder: Mitchell, A.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 2
Date (Y-M-D): 1917-06-06
Street Number: 1816
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $80.00
Remarks: Repairs; Alter residence [BCR] [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-1077-1078-7


Vancouver Province, August 21, 1909, page 5, column 3.


Vancouver Province, October 9, 1909, page 10, column 5.


The first social event in the house was in January 1910.


Vancouver Province, January 20, 1910, page 5, columns 3-4 [first portion of article].

Vancouver directory listings from 1910 to 1926:

1910 to 1918 Macdonald, William Alexander
1919 to 1926 Brooks, Sheldon Dwight


In 1927, the house began offering rental accommodation.


Vancouver Province, April 3, 1927, page 27, column 5.


In 1929, a bailiff auctioned the contents of the house.


Vancouver Province, February 20, 1929, page 20, column 8.


In 1929, the house was called “Haro Court.”


Vancouver Province, May 1, 1929, page 23, column 7.


In 1941, the house changed hands for a price of $11,000.


Vancouver Sun, November 18, 1941, page 3, column 1.


The house continued to offer rental accommodation until the 1970s.

In 1973, a developer proposed to build a 21-storey building on the site. After the city refused to allow the project to go ahead, the developer sued the city. The city agreed to approve the project. [The article below gives the address as “1810 Haro.” The address was 1816 Haro Street when the new building appeared.]


Vancouver Sun, February 21, 1973, page 12, columns 4-5.


By 1975, the developer was advertising sales in the new building, which was called “Huntington Place.”


Vancouver Sun, March 29, 1975, page 67, columns 3-4.


Huntington Place occupies the lots that formerly included 1816 Haro Street, 1834 Haro Street, and 1846 Haro Street.


1800 block of Haro Street, south side, Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]
Huntington Place, 1816 Haro Street; https://donurquhart.com/listings/sold/1006-1816-haro-street/



Huntington Place, BCCondos.net: https://bccondos.net/huntington-place.

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