1901 Haro Street

1901 Haro Street was on the northwest corner of Haro Street and Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 66; Lot 30.

 

1900 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

1900 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.

 

1900 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

1900 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.

 

1901 Haro Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [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.

Finley Robert McDonald Russell built the house in 1899.

 

“Vancouver’s Growing Time,” Vancouver Daily World, September 30, 1899, page 3, column 4.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1900 to 1920:

 

1900 Russell, Finley Robert McDonald
1914 to 1915 Creer, Alfred Douglas
1916 to 1917 Vacant
1918 Thorburn, Mansel Hay
1919 to 1920 Simpson, Ethelbert Lecky

 

In 1910, Finley Russell obtained a building permit for an addition to the house at 1901 Haro Street.

 

Vancouver Province, November 8, 1910, page 8, column 4.

 

There is a reference to this permit in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched June 12, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Russell, F. R. & McD. [?]
Architect: Waterson, John
Builder: Little, R.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 66 Sub: Resub: Lot: 30
Date (Y-M-D): 1910-11-07
Street Number: 1901
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $1,000.00
Remarks: Addition to dwelling house [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3100-3101-1850

 

After 1920, the house began to offer rental accommodations.

 

Vancouver Province, August 26, 1921, page 18, column 3.

 

Vancouver Province, August 17, 1922, page 14, column 3.

 

In 1923, the whole house was for rent.

 

Vancouver Province, January 18, 1923, page 18, column 5.

 

In June 1923, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, June 8, 1923, page 21, column 3.

 

The house continued to offer rental suites until 1928.

 

Vancouver Daily World, July 3, 1923, page 10, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, July 28, 1928, page 17, column 4.

 

It is not clear what happened to the house after 1928. It may have been moved or demolished.

In 1929, the City of Vancouver issued a building permit for an apartment building at 1915 Haro Street. The developer was West Coast Builders Limited. According to contemporary news articles, H.H. Simmonds prepared the plans for the building.

 

Vancouver Province, June 5, 1929, page 32, column 7.

 

However other sources indicate that the architect was Hugh Astley Hodgson or Ross Anthony Lort, and that the developer was W.A. Lightheart. (It appears that Simmonds, Hodgson and Lort sometimes collaborated or shared work on projects, and this building may have been one of them.)

Since March 1931, Stanley Park Manor has been on the site. It occupies lots 29 and 30, and the address is 1915 Haro Street.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, March 14, 1931, page 12, columns 2-3.

 

 

Stanley Park Manor Apartments, 1915 Haro Street; April 1, 1931; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 4650; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2/4650.jpg.

 

Stanley Park Manor, detail from First Beach; 1954, BO-54-211: http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

 

Sources

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950, Hodgson, Hugh Astley (1880-1965), http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1518: Stanley Park Manor Apartments, Haro Street at Gilford Street, 1929 (Const., xxii, Jan. 1929, 9; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives) [Const. – Construction: A Journal for the Architectural, Engineering and Contracting Interests of Canada [Toronto], pub. 1907-1934.]

Hugh Astley Hodgson, in Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, by Donald Luxton, compiler and editor; Vancouver, Talonbooks, 2003, pages 372-373; 504.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950, Lort, Ross Anthony (1889-1968); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/2498: Stanley Park Manor Apartments, Gilford Street at Haro Street, 1930-31 (C.R., xlv, 5 Aug. 1931, 945, 950, illus. & descrip.) [C.R. – Contract Record , and its variant titles, including : Canadian Contract Record [Toronto], pub. 1890-1908; Contract Record [Toronto], pub. 1908-1911; Contract Record & Engineering Review [Toronto], pub. 1912-1933; Engineering & Contract Record [Toronto], pub. 1933 to date.]

Ross Anthony Lort, in Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, by Donald Luxton, compiler and editor; Vancouver, Talonbooks, 2003, pages 298-301; 509.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950, Simmonds, Henry Holdsby (1893-1954); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/2498.

Henry Holdsby Simmonds, in Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia, by Donald Luxton, compiler and editor; Vancouver, Talonbooks, 2003, pages 406-409; 518.

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