1889 Haro Street was on the northeast corner of Haro Street and Gilford Street.
John Harold Senkler built the house in 1897. The name of the house was Horningtoft, which was also the name of a Senkler family house in Brockville, Ontario. The Senkler ancestors had come from Horningtoft, a small village in Norfolk, England.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 31.
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 February 8, 2014].
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Corner of Haro & Gilford Street|
|Remarks:||Repairs; 1-storey frame building [BCR]|
Vancouver directory references to 1889 Haro Street:
|1898 to 1927||Senkler, John Harold|
Canadian Holy War: A Story of Clans, Tongs, Murder, and Bigotry, by Ian Macdonald, Betty O’Keefe, Heritage House Publishing Co, 2000, page 62. “Senkler and his wife Margaret lived at Horningtoft, a comfortable home near Stanley Park, where they and their six children were often seen riding on horseback.”
“Discoveries in Anatomy: Dissection of a Historic Brockville Building [Horningtoft],” by Don Glover, History Matters, Newsletter of the Brockville and District Historical Society, October/November 2007, Volume 9, Number 6, pages 1 and 2; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onbdhs/HistoryMatters1107.pdf.
Marriages from: Births, Marriage, Death Notices from the Brockville Papers 1850-1869, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/leedsbellev.htm: “On the 15th inst., at St. Peter’s Church, by Rev. E. Denroche, Thomas REYNOLDS M.D. of Brockville, to Eleanor Sarah, Eldest daughter of Rev. Edmund John SENKLER M.A. of Horningtoft, Elizabethtown, formerly of Docking Co., Norfolk, England.”