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 June 5, 2019].
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 66 Sub: Resub: Lot: 31|
|Street Name:||Haro Street & Gilford Street (corner of)|
|Remarks:||Repairs; 1-storey frame building [BCR] [added legal desc.]|
Vancouver directory listings from 1898 to 1937:
|1898 to 1927||Senkler, John Harold|
|1928 to 1937||Margaret Hargrave Senkler (widow of Senkler, John Harold)|
From 1937 to 1951, the house offered rental accommodation.
While the house was a rooming house, it was known as “Gosford Lodge.”
In 1949 and 1951, the house was for sale.
In early October 1951, furniture and building materials from the house were for sale.
House-wreckers demolished the house in late October 1951.
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.”