1808 Nelson Street

1808 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1808 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1808 Nelson Street was on the south side of Nelson Street, just west of Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 1 (west half of north half).

1800 Block Nelson Street; Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

1800 Block Nelson Street; Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

1800 Block Nelson 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.

1800 Block Nelson 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.

1800 Block Nelson Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 8 - Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Nelson Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1808 Nelson Street, 1800 Nelson Street and 1017 Denman Street; 1913, detail from Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street; 1972-582.29 – Plate 54; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.29; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

1808 Nelson Street, 1800 Nelson Street and 1017 Denman Street; 1913, detail from Denman Street to Haro Street to Chilco Street to Comox Street; 1972-582.29 – Plate 54; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.29; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

There are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 5, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1908 to 1920:

1908 Cao, Rico Christie
1909 and 1910 Brake, Alonzo Steele
1911 Pollock, James Robert
1912 and 1913 Hooper, Henry Charles
1914 to 1920 Somerville, Robert Stuart

The house was often available for rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, January 18, 1913, page 31, column 4.

Vancouver Province, January 18, 1913, page 31, column 4.

Vancouver Province, May 12, 1928, page 14, column 6.

Vancouver Province, May 12, 1928, page 14, column 6.

Vancouver Province, September 14, 1930, page 30, column 3.

Vancouver Province, September 14, 1930, page 30, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, March 21, 1936, page 17, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, March 21, 1936, page 17, column 7.

In 1943 and 1944, the Canadian Secretary of State and the Custodian of Enemy Property offered 1808 Nelson Street and 1001 Denman Street for sale by tender.

Vancouver Sun, April 3, 1943, page 2, columns 1-2 [edited image].

Vancouver Sun, April 3, 1943, page 2, columns 1-2 [edited image].

The house continued to be available for rent.

Vancouver Province, March 24, 1944, page 21, column 2.

Vancouver Province, March 24, 1944, page 21, column 2.

The lot later became part of the site of a one-storey retail building.

1800 block Nelson Street, south side, west of Denman Street; Google Streets; searched February 5, 2019; image dated April 2009.

1800 block Nelson Street, south side, west of Denman Street; Google Streets; searched February 5, 2019; image dated April 2009.

By 2016, a two-storey retail building was on the property.

1800 block Nelson Street, south side, west of Denman Street; Google Streets; searched February 5, 2019; image dated August 2018.

1800 block Nelson Street, south side, west of Denman Street; Google Streets; searched February 5, 2019; image dated August 2018.

6 thoughts on “1808 Nelson Street

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