1846 Haro Street

1846 Haro Street, detail from Residence of H.D. Hulme, Vancouver; Construction: A Journal for the Architectural, Engineering and Contracting Interests of Canada, Toronto, November 1910, volume 3, page 76 (top); https://archive.org/stream/constructionjour03macduoft#page/76/mode/1up.

 

1846 Haro Street (rear); August 15, 1907; detail from Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club – finals international – Tyler and Ballinger vs. Payne and Armstrong; Vancouver City Archives: CVA 677-242; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-lawn-tennis-club-finals-international-tyler-and-ballinger-vs-payne-and-armstrong.

 

1846 Haro Street, 1905; detail from Vancouver Province, September 16, 1905, page 13; tennis match at Denman Street grounds, Denman Street and Barclay Street.

 

1846 Haro Street was on the south side of Haro Street, about midway between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

Legal description: District Lot 185, Block 67, Lot 4 (which included only the actual lot on which the house stood; two lots to the west may also have been part of the grounds of the house).

 

1800 Block Haro Street - Detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Haro Street – Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

1800 Block Haro Street - Detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Haro Street – Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

The following plans show an outline of 1846 Haro Street after the additions to the house, which occurred in 1909.

 

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.

 

 

1846 Haro Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, Plate 54 [Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.29; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

Robert Mackay Fripp designed the original version of the house for Frank Burnett, Senior. The tenders for construction closed in the summer of 1900.

 

Canadian Contract Record, volume 11, number 28, August 22, 1900, page 2, column 2; https://archive.org/details/contractrecordv0912/page/n687. [Cited in Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950; Fripp, Robert MacKay (1858-1917); http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1577: Haro Street, residence for Frank Burnett, 1900 (C.R., xi, 22 Aug. 1900, 2, t.c.)].

The 1901 image below appears to be of a different house, but it shows some features of Mr. Fripp’s designs around that time, including the general massing of the house and the shingles on the outside walls.

 

Design for Residence in British Columbia, R.M. Fripp, F.R.I.B.A. [Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects], Architect; Supplement to Canadian Builder and Architect, June 1901, volume 14, number 162; unnumbered plates [joined here in one image]; available at this search page: http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/cab/index.htm.

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 May 28, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Proctor, F. J. [Frederick James]
Architect: Dalton & Eveleigh
Builder: Woolridge & Southcott
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 4 & 5
Date (Y-M-D): 1911-05-05
Street Number: 1846
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $1,600.00
Remarks: 2-storey [?] garage; [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3200-3201-1974

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 8373
Owner: McLaren, Mrs. J. G.
Architect: Hatt Bros.
Builder: Hatt Bros.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 4 & 5
Date (Y-M-D): 1917-01-06
Street Number: 1846
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $1,000.00
Remarks: Repairs; Alter residence [BCR] [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-1054-1055-5

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1900 to 1934:

 

1900 to 1907 Burnett, Frank Sr.
1908 Barker, William Henry
1909 Burnett, Frank Sr.
1910 to 1917 Procter, Frederick James
1918 to 1934 McLaren, John Gordon
1935 to 1940 McLaren, Marietta (wife of John Gordon McLaren)

 

While Frank Burnett owned the house, he called it “Valhalla.”

The house was for sale in 1906.

 

Vancouver Province, November 13, 1906, page 16, column 2.

 

In March 1909, Frederick James Procter bought the house.

 

Society, B.C. Saturday Sunset, March 20, 1909, page 8: https://newspapers.lib.sfu.ca/bcss-39/bc-saturday-sunset?search=%2522f%2520j%2520procter%2522. [Link leads to page 1; article is on page 8].

The Procters moved into the house in the fall of 1909.

 

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

 

The McLaren family lived in the house from 1918 to about 1940.

 

Ethel McIntyre

Sometime after Marietta McLaren moved out of the house, Ethel Maud McIntyre converted it into a rooming house.

Ethel was born Ethel Maud Merryfield in Palmerston, Ontario on October 7, 1881. Her parents were John Merryfield and Charlotte Sibbald.

Ethel married James Edward McIntyre. He was born in Ontario about 1876, and he was a successful automobile dealer.

However, the marriage did not go well. James and Ethel were living separately, and they were having family disputes.

In December 1926, a story appeared in the Vancouver Province, describing the self-inflicted death of a man named “A. E. McIntyre.” The death had occurred at the Angelus Hotel.

 

Vancouver Province, December 23, 1926, page 1, column 5.

 

Angelus Hotel, January 9, 1972; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 447-371 [cropped]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/angelus-hotel-780-dunsmuir-st.

The police began to investigate. They discovered that the man was actually James Edward McIntyre, and that he had not fired the gun himself. They searched for his wife. (In the various accounts of the events, she was sometimes called “Ethel” or “Maud(e)”.)

 

Vancouver Sun, December 24, 1926, page 1, column 2.

 

Shortly afterward, Mrs. McIntyre was charged with murder. She claimed that she had acted in self defense.

After a sensational trial that included evidence from nine-year-old Willie McIntyre, the members of the jury agreed with Mrs. McIntyre’s claim of self defense, and they found her not guilty.

 

Vancouver Province, April 9, 1927, page 1, column 3 [first portion of article].

Almost immediately after the verdict in the criminal trial, James McIntyre’s will was filed for probate.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 9, 1927, page 1, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, May 26, 1927, page 1, column 3.

 

In July 1927, Ethel McIntyre went to live in Los Angeles, California, along with her children, Margaret Clara McIntyre and William John McIntyre.

 

Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District; NAI: 2953576; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4107; Roll Number: 025. Name: Ethel Maud McINTYRE; Gender: Female; Age: 45; Marital status: Widowed; Record Type: Manifests; Birth Date: abt 1882; Birth Place: ??, Ont; Arrival Date: Jul 1927; Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington, USA; Residence Place: Can, VANCOUVER, B.C.

At the time of the 1930 United States census, Ethel McIntyre was living in Los Angeles, along with her children, Margaret McIntyre and William J. McIntyre. The census described Ethel as a motion picture actress.

In the 1940 United States census, Ethel was living with her daughter, Margaret Benson.

By the summer of 1940, Ethel was in Vancouver, making alterations to 1846 Haro Street.

 

“Building Permits,” Vancouver Province, June 28, 1940, page 38, column 3.

 

The house was a rental building until the early 1970s.

 

Vancouver Province, June 17, 1942, page 18, column 5.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1945, page 858.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 18, 1951, page 27, column 8.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 14, 1972, page 61, column 8.

 

In 1946, the Shaunavon Apartments appeared to the west of the house, on lot 6 and the west half of lot 5. The address was 1860-1864 Haro Street. (It is not clear if Ethel McIntyre was involved in the sale or development of this property.)

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1946, page 1148.

 

 

Shaunavon Apartments, 1860-1864 Haro Street; Google Streets, searched January 9, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Ethel McIntyre died in Vancouver on February 15, 1972.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 18, 1972, page 39, column 3.

 

 

Apartment Building

In 1973, a developer proposed to build a 21-storey building on three lots on the south side of Haro Street, including 1846 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.

 

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

 

By 1975, the developer was advertising sales in the new building.

 

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.]

 

 

Sources

Ethel Maud McIntyre (née Merryfield) (owner of 1846 Haro Street)

“Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLRB-M8K : 10 February 2018), Ethel Maud Merryfield, 07 Oct 1881; citing Palmerston, Wellington, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,845,577.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F228-XQP : 10 February 2018), Ethel Maud Merryfield, 07 Oct 1881; citing Palmerston, Wellington, Ontario, 07 Oct 1881, reference 034927; FHL microfilm 1,845,577.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHGT-27N : 18 March 2018), Maud E Merryfield in household of Charlotte Merryfield, Wellington (north/nord), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 12, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Canada, Northwest Provinces Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJR-KDD : 1 April 2016), Maud McIntyre in household of James E McIntyre, 4D, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Name: Maude McIntyre in household of E James McIntyre

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CC-Y6P : 15 March 2018), Maud E Mcintyre in household of Phillip B Benson, Councilmanic District 4, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-251, sheet 7A, line 28, family 197, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 395.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT4-6SJ : 8 November 2017), Ethel Maud Mcintyre, 1972; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/01405a31-b194-485b-a12f-204812d7788d.

Find A Grave, Ethel Maud McIntyre; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180802627: “Ethel Maud McIntyre; Birth: unknown; Death: 21 Feb 1972; Burial: Burnaby Heritage Cemetery, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: 506-02-F; Memorial ID: 180802627.”

 

Andrew John McIntyre (father of James Edward McIntyre)

Andrew John McIntyre (1838–1915); Birth: JUNE 1838, Ontario; Death: 21 OCT 1915, Carleton, Monroe, Michigan, United States (ancestry.ca)

 

Jane McIntyre (mother of James Edward McIntyre)

 

Jane McIntyre (1843–1928); Birth: JANUARY 1843, Ontario; Death: 23 DEC 1928 (ancestry.ca).

 

James Edward McIntyre (husband of Ethel Maud McIntyre (née Merryfield))

James Edward McIntyre (1876–); Birth: MARCH 1876, Ontario; DEATH: Unknown (ancestry.ca)

“Canada, Northwest Provinces Census, 1906,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHJR-KD8 : 1 April 2016), James E McIntyre, 4D, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Name: E James McIntyre; Gender: Male; Marital status: Married; Age: 40; Birth Year: abt 1881; Birth Place: Ontario; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse’s name: Maude McIntyre; Father Birth Place: Scotland; Mother Birth Place: Scotland; Racial or Tribal Origin: Scotch (Scotish); Province or Territory: British Columbia; District: Vancouver; District Number: 13; Sub-District: Ward 6; Sub-District Number: 1; City, Town or Village: Vancouver; Street or Township: 34 37 Second Ave; Municipality: Ward 6; Occupation: Dealer.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2H-HHC : 8 November 2017), James Edward Mcintyre, 1926.

Find A Grave, James Edward McIntyre; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180802634: “James Edward McIntyre; Birth: unknown; Death: 29 Dec 1926; Burial: Burnaby Heritage Cemetery, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: 083-01-D; Memorial ID: 180802634.”

Will of James Edward McIntyre; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/mcintyre-james-edward: Title proper: McIntyre James Edward; Reference code: AAAJ3943; Name of creator: British Columbia. Supreme Court; Place: Vancouver;  GSU microfilm 2022574; Accession number(s): 83-1451; File location: Box B08969; Alpha-numeric designations: 15103. [First page of will: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89S6-MW6Z?i=2035&wc=M6VR-429%3A285567101%2C285573301&cc=2001882; last page of will: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89S6-MW5G?i=2040&wc=M6VR-429%3A285567101%2C285573301&cc=2001882.]

 

Margaret Clara McIntyre (daughter of Ethel Maud Merryfield)

Margaret Clara McIntyre (23 October 1904 – 17 June 1986); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LJGV-KWG.

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Name: Margory McIntyre in household of E James McIntyre

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CC-Y6L : 15 March 2018), Margaret C Benson in household of Phillip B Benson, Councilmanic District 4, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-251, sheet 7A, line 26, family 197, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 395.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKW-KM9 : 8 November 2017), Marjorie Clara Benson, 1986.

Marjorie Clara Benson, death notice, Vancouver Sun, June 21, 1986, page F1, column 7: “BENSON Marjorie Clara in her 82nd year, passed away peacefully in St. Vincent’s Arbutus Hospital. June 17, 1986. Her sweet smile touched many hearts. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and all who knew her. Predeceased by her husband, Bert. Survived by her daughter, Marilyn Campbell; grandsons, Brent, Glenn and Colin Campbell; granddaughter, Shelley Campbell; her brother, Bill McIntyre and sister-in-law, May; nephew, Jim McIntyre: and niece, Linda Nash. Funeral service will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 23 In the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd North Vancouver, with interment to follow at the Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements through First Memorial Services.”

 

James Merryfield McIntyre (son of Ethel Maud Merryfield)

James Merryfield McIntyre (29 November 1908 – 20 February 1910); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LJGV-K3K.

“Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJQD-PFD : 27 April 2019), James M. Mcintyre, 20 Feb 1910; citing Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, 33051, Registrar General. Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,854,631.

 

William John McIntyre (son of Ethel Maud Merryfield)

William John McIntyre (about 1918 – Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LT44-73W.

William John McIntyre 1917–2002); Birth: 12 AUGUST 1917, British Columbia; Death: 25 DECEMBER 2002, Vancouver (ancestry.ca).

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 12; Census Place: Ward 6, Vancouver, British Columbia; Page Number: 9. Name: William McIntyre in household of E James McIntyre

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1940-09-486148; William John McIntyre and Elizabeth T Mitchell; date of marriage: March 2, 1940; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e6ebf9a9-954b-4221-828e-46949a996c5a. [Note: “Marriage dissolved at New Westminster on Mar. 12/42. File No. DCO 4973/ Apr. 2/43]

 

Thelma McIntyre (daughter of Ethel Maud Merryfield)

Thelma McIntyre (Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LB9G-FGB

 

Angelus Hotel

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950; PARR, John Edmeston (1856-1923); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1380: Parr, MacKenzie & Day: . . . Angelus Hotel, Dunsmuir Street, 1912 (dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives).

Angelus Hotel – Dunsmuir & Howe se corner; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/angelus-hotel-dunsmuir-howe-se-corner/.

Alterations to Angelus Hotel: 780 Dunsmuir Street; Vancouver City Archives, File F178; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/angelus-hotel-780-dunsmuir-street.

 

Huntington Place

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

6 thoughts on “1846 Haro Street

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  5. Water permit no. 4703 issued August 31, 1900 to Frank Burnett on Lots 4 & 5, Block 67. There will be no building permit issued/available, as the building permitting process for Vancouver began January 1901.

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