1950 Haro Street was on the south side of Haro Street, just east of the middle of the block between Gilford Street and Haro Street.
Originally the legal description for this house was: District Lot 185; Block 67; Lot 11.
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].
|Owner:||Cotton, C. F. [Cecil Frank]|
|Builder:||Miller, C. T. (cont.)|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 11|
|Street Number:||[1950 now 1930]|
|Street Name:||Haro Street|
In the map below, 1934 Haro Street is on the east half of Lot 10. On Lot 11, to the west, is 1950 Haro Street.
Dr. David Henry Wilson (1855-1926) owned the property at 1966 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.
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]:
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: W 1/2 of 10|
|Street Name:||Haro Street|
|Remarks:||Repair; Move residence [DBR] [lot no. & street no. don’t match]|
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.
Despite the move from Lot 11 to Lot 10, the house kept its original address of 1950 Haro Street.
Vancouver directory listings from 1902 to 1922.
|1902 to 1911||Cotton, Cecil Frank|
|1913 to 1914||Symes, Reginald|
|1915 to 1922||Bonnycastle, William Robinson|
In 1914, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
In the 1920s, rental accommodations were available in the house.
In the late 1930s, Rudolph Brandli-de Bevec (1881-1942) lived in the house, which he also used as a studio for voice lessons.
In the 1940s, the house became a rooming house.
In 1949 and 1952, the house was for sale.
The house continued as a rooming house from the 1950s to the 1970s.
The house was still present until the year 2000.
About 2001, 1950 Haro Street was completely rebuilt as part of a townhouse development called Stanley Park Mews.
Later History of Lot 11
In 1954, the large house at 1966 Haro Street was demolished, and three apartment buildings arose on the property.
Lot 11 became the site of an apartment building with an address of 1956 Haro Street.
By September 1954, the building was available for rentals.
For some periods, the building’s name has been “Lagoon Apartments.”
The building has remained on the site until the present time.
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.