1934 Haro Street

1934 Haro Street - Detail from Alan Brooks Monkill; British Columbia Archives - Item D-06849; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/alan-brooks-monkill.

1934 Haro Street – rear; detail from Alan Brooks Monkill; British Columbia Archives – Item D-06849; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/alan-brooks-monkill.

 

 

1934 Haro Street; April 1997 (photograph by Robert Moen).

 

1934 Haro Street was on the south side of Haro Street, just east of the middle of the block between Gilford Street and Haro Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 67, Lot 10.

 

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.

 

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 11, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Gavin, A. S.
Architect: Dalton, W. T.
Builder: MacLean, John
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 10
Date (Y-M-D): 1901-08-26
Street Number: [1934]
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $1,500.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8204-8205-16

 

In August 1901, Alexander Strachan Gavin asked the city to extend the city’s sewer system to the corner of Lot 11 of Block 67.

 

Vancouver Province, August 27, 1901, page 5, column 3.

 

In the map below, 1934 Haro Street is on the east half of Lot 10. 1950 Haro Street is in its original location on Lot 11.

 

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

 

Dr. David Henry Wilson (1855-1926) owned the property at1966 Haro Street (on lots 12 and 13). He wanted to enlarge the space to the east of his house. He bought Lot 11 and he obtained a permit to move the house numbered 1950 Haro Street from the west half of Lot 11 to the west half of Lot 10.

Cecil Frank Cotton, the former owner of 1950 Haro Street, described the sale of the property and the move of the house.

 

British Columbia Supreme Court (Vancouver), Probate/estate files (nos. 1-28,115). GR-1415, B02555; Bond, Catherine Elizabeth; P – 02114; examination of Cecil Frank Cotton, former owner of 1950 Haro Street; page 40; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97Z-69KJ?i=1108&wc=M69N-P38%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332733901&cc=2014768.

 

Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits shows the permit to move the house: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched June 11, 2019]:

 

 

District:

Vancouver
Permit: 1956
Owner: Wilson, Dr.
Architect: Owner
Builder: Wilson, Dr.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: W 1/2 of 10
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-04-04
Street Number: 1936
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $250.00
Remarks: Repair; Move residence [DBR] [lot no. & street no. don’t match]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-749

 

After the move, the house at 1950 Haro Street was on the west half of Lot 10, and 1934 Haro Street remained on the east half of Lot 10.

 

1966 Haro Street, 1950 Haro Street and 1934 Haro Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 54 [Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

1966 Haro Street; 1950 Haro Street and 1934 Haro Street; 1900 block of Haro Street; south side; 1947; detail from BO-46-140 : Lost Lagoon; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-46-140/.

 

Vancouver directory listings for 1934 Haro Street from 1902 to 1920.

 

1902 to 1904 Gavin, Alexander (Alastair) Strachan
1905 Gavin, Francis John
1914 to 1916 Graham, Colin Wolseley (see under David Henry Wilson)
1917 to 1918 Tatlow, Mrs. R. G. (see under Henry John Cambie)
1919 to 1920 Cox, Alfred Arthur Cleaver
1920 Gilling, Norman Victor

 

The house continued to be a private residence from the 1920s to the 1950s.

In 1953, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 29, 1953, page 47, column 7.

 

The house was still present in 2000.

 

 

About 2001, a developer demolished 1934 Haro Street and replaced it with a modern structure as part of a townhouse development called Stanley Park Mews.

 

Stanley Park Mews brochure, about 2001.

 

Former location of 1934 Haro Street on left; 1950 Haro Street on right; about 2000; https://web.archive.org/web/20020107123900/http://www.seethewestend.com/olderbldgs/gone/2007-23a.JPG.

 

1920 Haro Street to 1938 Haro Street; Google Streets; searched June 11, 2019; image dated April 2009.

 

1920 Haro Street to 1938 Haro Street; Google Maps 3D; searched June 11, 2019.

 

Sources

Move of 1950 Haro Street from Lot 11 to Lot 10

British Columbia Supreme Court (Vancouver), Probate/estate files (nos. 1-28,115). GR-1415, B02555; Bond, Catherine Elizabeth; P – 02114; First page of court file: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-31813-1551-22?cc=2014768&wc=M69N-P38:332530701,332530502,332733901; First page of content: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-31813-1874-7?cc=2014768&wc=M69N-P38:332530701,332530502,332733901; Last page of content: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-31813-1401-22?cc=2014768&wc=M69N-P38:332530701,332530502,332733901.

Pages 39-45 deal specifically with the move of the house at 1950 Haro Street: page 39: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-69NP?i=1107&wc=M69N-P38%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332733901&cc=2014768; page 45: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997Z-69FH?i=1113&wc=M69N-P38%3A332530701%2C332530502%2C332733901&cc=2014768.

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