1950 Haro Street

[1950] Haro Street, 1985, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 791-0258; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/haro-street-5.

[1950] Haro Street, 1985, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 791-0258; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/haro-street-5.

[1950] Haro Street, 1985, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 791-0257; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/haro-street-4.

[1950] Haro Street, 1985, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 791-0257; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/haro-street-4.

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.

 

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: Cotton, C. F. [Cecil Frank]
Architect: Owner
Builder: Miller, C. T. (cont.)
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: 11
Date (Y-M-D): 1901-08-27
Street Number: [1950 now 1930]
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $1,400.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8168-8169-28

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

Despite the move from Lot 11 to Lot 10, the house kept its original address of 1950 Haro Street.

 

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 from 1902 to 1922.

 

1902 to 1911 Cotton, Cecil Frank
1912 Vacant
1913 to 1914 Symes, Reginald
1915 to 1922 Bonnycastle, William Robinson

 

In 1914, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Daily World, May 2, 1914, page 20, column 6.

 

In the 1920s, rental accommodations were available in the house.

 

Vancouver Province, January 31, 1929, page 21, column 3.

 

In the late 1930s, Rudolph Brandli-de Bevec (1881-1942) lived in the house, which he also used as a studio for voice lessons.

 

Vancouver Province, September 4, 1937, page 17, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, June 20, 1942, page 21, column 2.

 

In the 1940s, the house became a rooming house.

 

Vancouver Province, September 30, 1942, page 24, column 1.

 

In 1949 and 1952, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, March 5, 1949, page 31, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 30, 1952, page 39, column 8.

 

The house continued as a rooming house from the 1950s to the 1970s.

 

Vancouver Province, September 25, 1956, page 39, column 6.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 5, 1974, page 58, column 3.

 

The house was still present until the year 2000.

 

1950 Haro Street; April 1997 (photograph by Robert Moen).

 

 

About 2001, 1950 Haro Street was completely rebuilt 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

1900 block of Haro Street, south side, Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

1990 Haro Street; 1970 Haro Street and 1956 Haro Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

Vancouver Province, May 5, 1954, page 5, column 4.

 

By September 1954, the building was available for rentals.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 3, 1954, page 37, column 8.

 

For some periods, the building’s name has been “Lagoon Apartments.”

 

Vancouver Province, December 20, 1958, page 27, column 4.

 

The building has remained on the site until the present time.

 

1956 Haro Street; Google Streets; searched June 11, 2019; image dated May 2012.

 

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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