1851 Haro Street

Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1940, page 2, columns 6-8.

 

The Arlington Apartments appeared at 1851 Haro Street in 1940.

The lot is on the north side of Haro Street, between 1833 Haro Street and 1865 Haro Street. It appears that it was a vacant lot until 1940 (and perhaps it was part of the yard for one of the neighbouring houses, probably 1865 Haro).

Until 1940, there was no 1851 Haro Street in the Vancouver directories.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1940, page 1272 (Haro Street).

 

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 34.

There are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched June 4, 2019].

 

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.

 

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.

 

1865 Haro Street, 1835 Haro Street and 1833 Haro Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48; 1972-582.23; [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. [The lack of a dotted line between lots 33 and 34 suggests that lot 34 was part of the yard for 1865 Haro Street.]

In the spring of 1940, E. M. Craig and Company applied for a permit to build an apartment building at 1851 Haro Street.

 

Vancouver Province, May 1, 1940, page 30, column 5.

 

The building was almost complete by the end of August 1940. Like many houses and apartments of that time, it had a half-timber or “Tudor” style. (The article below calls the building “T.M. Craig” instead of “E.M. Craig,” and refers to 9 apartments instead of 19.)

 

Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1940, page 27, columns 4-5.

 

Vancouver Province, October 1, 1940, page 16, column 6.

 

By 1941, almost all of the suites were occupied.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1941, page 1274.

 

The Arlington has continued to provide rental accommodation until the present time.

 

1851 Haro Street – The Arlington – http://equitablerealestate.ca/buildings/the-arlington/.

 

 

Sources

1851 Haro St, Vancouver BC, Vancouver Heritage Foundation; https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/location/1851-haro-st-vancouver-bc/.

1851 Haro Street – Madeleine; https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/location/1930-haro-st-vancouver-bc/1851-haro-street-madeleine/.

The Arlington, 1851 Haro Street; Equitable Real Estate Investment Corp. Ltd.; http://equitablerealestate.ca/buildings/the-arlington/.