1865 Haro Street

1865 Haro Street was on the north side of Haro Street, east of Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 33.

 

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.]

There are three references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched June 5, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: McFarland, Joe
Architect: McFarland, Joe
Builder: Sharp, W. B.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 66 Sub: Resub: Lot: 33
Date (Y-M-D): 1910-08-11
Street Number: 1865
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $1,200.00
Remarks: Excavate for dwelling house [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3100-3101-269

 

Vancouver Province, August 11, 1910, page 8, column 7.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: McFarland, J. W.
Architect: Sharp, W. B.
Builder: McFarland, J. W.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 66 Sub: Resub: Lot: 33
Date (Y-M-D): 1911-03-21
Street Number: 1865
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $600.00
Remarks: Alterations to garage & house [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3200-3201-1560

 

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 4979
Owner: McFarland, J. W.
Architect: Sharpe, W. B.
Builder: McFarland, J. W.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 66 Sub: Resub: Lot: 33
Date (Y-M-D): 1913-05-19
Street Number: 1865
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $200.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House; One-storey frame garage [DBR] [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3400-3401-853

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1900 to 1937:

 

1900 to 1937 McFarland, Joseph Walter

 

The McFarland family was living at 1865 Haro Street in 1900.

 

Vancouver Province, March 7, 1900, page 6, column 5.

 

In 1937, Mrs. McFarland auctioned the contents of the house.

 

Vancouver Province, December 1, 1937, page 21, column 8.

 

In 1938, the house began offering rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Province, January 5, 1938, page 19, column 7.

 

A small portion of 1865 Haro Street appeared on the left side of a 1940 photograph of the Arlington Apartments (1851 Haro Street).

 

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

 

The house was still a rooming house in 1953.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 2, 1953, page 43, column 8.

 

In the summer of 1954, house-wreckers were demolishing the house.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 22, 1954, page 34, column 7.

 

In September 1954, the City of Vancouver issued a building permit for an apartment building at 1865 Haro Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 25, 1954, page 54, column 1.

 

In January 1955, the new apartment building at 1865 Haro Street was advertising occupancy for February 1.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 6, 1955, page 30, column 8.

 

The building is called “Virginia Court.”

 

1865 Haro Street; Google Streets, searched June 5, 2019; image dated May 2012.

 

Sources

Virginia Court, 1865 Haro Street; http://equitablerealestate.ca/buildings/virginia-court/

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