1877 Haro Street

Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1939, page 26, columns 3-5.

 

1877 Haro Street is a three-storey building called the King George Apartments. Its name commemorates the Canadian visit of King George the Sixth and Queen Elizabeth in 1939.

The building is on the north side of Haro Street, east of Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 32.

 

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.

 

1889 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 31 and 32 suggests that lot 32 was part of the yard for 1889 Haro Street.]

Until 1938, there was no Vancouver directory listing for 1877 Haro Street. It appears that Lot 32 was vacant, and that it formed part of the yard of 1889 Haro Street.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1938, page 1360 (Haro Street).

 

In September 1938, E. M. Craig and Company Limited obtained a permit to construct an apartment building at 1877 Haro Street.

 

Vancouver Province, September 23, 1938, page 26, column 3 [selected portions].

Early advertisements called the new building “The Arlington.”

 

Vancouver Sun, February 25, 1939, page 23, column 7.

 

However, the Arlington Apartments were actually at 1851 Haro Street. (Further information appears on the page for 1851 Haro Street.)

By March 1939, the advertisements for the building at 1877 Haro Street were referring to “King George Apartments.” The new building was to be available for rentals starting on April 1.

 

Vancouver Province, March 10, 1939, page 24, column 8.

 

In 1939, the building was almost completely occupied.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1939, page 1178.

 

In 1949, the owner of 1877 Haro Street sold it (along with the Bowes-Lyon Apartments at Burnaby Street and Bidwell Street).

 

Vancouver Province, January 31, 1949, page 24, column 8.

 

The building has remained on the site to the present time.

 

1877 Haro Street; Google Streets; searched June 5, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

1877 Haro Street; Google Maps, 3D view; searched June 5, 2019.

 

Sources

“Newest Apartment Building Will Perpetuate Royal Visit to City; Haro Street Building Handsomely Appointed; Twenty-Seven Modern Suites Made Available In Three Floors of Apartment Built by E.M. Craig Ltd.” Vancouver Sun, March 25, 1939, page 26, columns 3-5.

The King George, 1877 Haro Street; http://equitablerealestate.ca/buildings/the-king-george/.