886 Park Road (Lagoon Drive)

Chilco Street, looking north from lane between Barclay Street and Nelson Street, about 1910, Vancouver Public Library Accession Number: 7167

Chilco Street, looking north from lane between Barclay Street and Nelson Street, about 1910, Vancouver Public Library Accession Number: 7167

886 Park Road was on the west side of Park Road (later called Lagoon Drive), about mid-way between Haro Street and Barclay Street. It is the house under construction near the left of the above photograph.

Samuel Maclure and Cecil Fox designed the house for William Martin Griffin, who was a lawyer.

The Griffin family lived in the house from about 1911 to 1958.

Legal description: District lot: 185; block: 67; south half of lot 17 [it had earlier been approximately lot F, as in the illustration below].

Haro Street and Park Road - Macaulay and Nicholls advertisement - Vancouver Province - October 24 1908 - page 10

Haro Street and Park Road – Macaulay and Nicholls advertisement – Vancouver Province – October 24 1908 – page 10

2000 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

2000 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

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 February 5, 2016].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Griffin, Martin
Architect: Maclure & Fox
Builder: Allan & Wertgate
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 67 Sub: Resub: Lot: S 1/2 of 17
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-11-22
Street Number: 886
Street Name: Park Road [Lagoon Drive]
Value: $7,000.00
Remarks: Frame d house
Reference ID: VN-3006-3006-75

Sources

Samuel Maclure, Architect, by Janet Bingham; Ganges, British Columbia, Horsday & Schubart, 1985, inventory 3 (unpaged): “Date: November 22, 1909; Maclure and Fox; Client: Martin Griffin, barrister, of Tupper & Griffin; address: 886 Park Road; building type: frame dwelling-house; cost: $7,000; contractor: E. Cox; remarks: demolished.”

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