Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 67, Lot 3.
There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits:http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched May 29, 2019].
|Owner:||Hulme, H. D.|
|Architect:||Mitton, E. Stanley|
|Builder:||Findley & Mason|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 3|
|Street Number:||1832 |
|Street Name:||Haro Street|
|Remarks:||Frame dwelling house [Drawing of house appears in the Province June-5-1909]|
Vancouver directory listings from 1910 to 1947.
|1898||Leckie, Robert James|
|1910 to 1935||Hulme, John Herbert Donaldson|
|1935 to 1940||Clark, Mrs. Mildred Hope (widow of Robert Percy Clark)|
|1941 to 1947||Chechik, Meyer|
Mildred Hope Clark
From 1936 to 1940, Mrs. Mildred Hope Clark lived in the house. She was the widow of Brigadier General Robert Percy Clark, who was a financial broker after the First World War.
When the stock market crashed in 1929, General Clark’s firm, like many others, suffered significant losses. Efforts to save the firm were unsuccessful, and the company made an assignment in bankruptcy on November 6, 1930. A series of complicated legal cases eventually sorted out the rights of shareholders, creditors and clients of the company.
When General Clark died on April 8, 1932, he was living at 1999 Nelson Street.
The liabilities of General Clark’s estate were far greater than the estate’s assets.
Mildred continued to live at 1999 Nelson Street until 1935, when she moved to 1834 Haro Street.
She remained in the Haro Street house until about 1940, when she moved to 1275 West 27th Avenue.
She died at 1507 West 12th Avenue on November 5, 1951.
From 1941 to 1947, Mayer Chechik and his family lived in the house. He was a former grain dealer and cold storage company operator. He was also involved in the export liquor business.
In 1938, he built the Bay Theatre at the corner of Denman Street and Barclay Street.
He died in Montreal in 1947.
From 1948 through the 1960s (and possibly the early 1970s), the house offered rental accommodations.
In 1973, a developer proposed to build a 21-storey building on three lots on the south side of Haro Street, including 1834 Haro Street.
After the city refused to allow the project to go ahead, the developer sued the city. The city agreed to approve the project.
By 1975, the developer was advertising sales in the new building.
Huntington Place, BCCondos.net: https://bccondos.net/huntington-place.
Robert Percy Clark and family
“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYNH-T24 : 11 February 2018, Robert Percy Clark, 17 Apr 1874); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 375,003.
“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYMS-5ZQ : 11 February 2018, Robert Percy Clark, ); citing yr 1870-1890 p 154, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 568,027.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL26-W55 : 8 November 2017), Robert Percy Clark, 1932.
Shimmin v. Clark,  3 Dominion Law Reports 702;  2 Western Weekly Reports 370; 45 British Columbia Reports 355; 14 Canadian Bankruptcy Reports 138; 1932 CanLII 274 (British Columbia Court of Appeal), https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/1932/1932canlii274/1932canlii274.html. (Supreme Court of Canada refused leave to appeal the decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal.)
Royal Trust Co. v. Shimmin,  3 Dominion Law Reports 718, 47 British Columbia Reports 138; 1933 CanLII 304 (British Columbia Court of Appeal); https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/1933/1933canlii304/1933canlii304.html.
Dominion Bk. v. Trustee of R. P. Clark & Co.,  3 Dominion Law Reports 424, 46 British Columbia Reports, 486; 1933 CanLII 303 (British Columbia Court of Appeal); https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/1933/1933canlii303/1933canlii303.html.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRR-M47 : 8 November 2017), Mildred Hope Clark, 1951; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/83bec99a-7031-4f38-9163-8e5d53d2c5fa.
Meyer Chechik (1877–1947); Birth: ABT 1877; Death 1947 (ancestry.ca).
“Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMPQ-3HJ : 11 March 2018), Mayar Chechik, Manitoba, Canada; citing p. 45, line 29; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,434,948.
“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNFQ-6JX : 30 January 2018), Meyer Chechik, 1923.
Bertha Blankstein (7 June 1888 – 19 November 1976); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LYF1-94M.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBY-D2T : 8 November 2017), Bertha Chechik, 1976.