1901 Haro Street was on the northwest corner of Haro Street and Gilford Street.
Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 66; Lot 30.
Finley Robert McDonald Russell built the house in 1899.
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.
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].
|Owner:||Russell, F. R. & McD. [?]|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 66 Sub: Resub: Lot: 30|
|Street Name:||Haro Street|
|Remarks:||Addition to dwelling house [added legal desc.]|
After 1920, the house began to offer rental accommodations.
In 1923, the whole house was for rent.
In June 1923, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
The house continued to offer rental suites until 1928.
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.
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.
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.