1812 Nelson Street

1812 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1812 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1812 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

1822 Nelson Street and 1812 Nelson 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.

1822 Nelson Street and 1812 Nelson 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 to 1917 Cao, Ada
1918 Vacant
1919 Spear, Mrs. Elizabeth
1920 Woollard, Charles

The house was frequently available to rent.

Vancouver Province, October 31, 1908, page 12, column 1.

Vancouver Province, October 31, 1908, page 12, column 1.

Vancouver Province, November 23, 1920, page 14, column 5.

Vancouver Province, November 23, 1920, page 14, column 5.

Vancouver Province, March 13, 1922, page 18, column 4.

Vancouver Province, March 13, 1922, page 18, column 4.

Vancouver Province, January 5, 1930, page 23, column 5.

Vancouver Province, January 5, 1930, page 23, column 5.

In 1941, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, February 17, 1941, page 21, column 1 [selected portions of advertisement].

Vancouver Province, February 17, 1941, page 21, column 1 [selected portions of advertisement].

The house was still offering rental accommodation in the 1950s.

Vancouver Sun, August 29, 1956, page 48, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, August 29, 1956, page 48, column 1.

It appears that 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.

4 thoughts on “1812 Nelson Street

  1. Pingback: Ada Cao (1847-1924) | westendvancouver

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  3. Hello – which address/home is this entry for? 1800 & 1808 Nelson are within lot 1 (W & E); 1812 & 1822 Nelson are within lot 2 (W & E), but the header of this entry is 1812, then 1808 is noted with the lot 1 legal.

    Thanks for the clarification!

    • Hello. Thanks for pointing this out.

      This entry should be for 1812 Nelson Street throughout. I changed the incorrect reference to 1808 Nelson Street. I hope it’s correct now.

      Robert

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