1826 Nelson Street

1826 Nelson Street was on the south side of Nelson Street, west of Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 3.

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

1826 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.

1826 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 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, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit: 11828
Owner: Nicholson, Dr. [or D.]
Architect:
Builder: Appleby H. O.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1920-06-10
Street Number: 1826
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $300.00
Remarks: Garage;
Reference ID: VN-1569-1570-18

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1931.

1907 to 1911 and 1912 to 1931 Nicholson, Francis John
1912 Mellish, Arthur James Benjamin

 

Vancouver Province, August 26, 1911, page 5, column 4.

Vancouver Province, August 26, 1911, page 5, column 4.

In 1930, the house was for rent.

Vancouver Province, December 30, 1930, page 14, column 7.

Vancouver Province, December 30, 1930, page 14, column 7.

In the late 1930s, the house was a rooming house.

Vancouver Province, February 11, 1939, page 29, column 1.

Vancouver Province, February 11, 1939, page 29, column 1.

In 1945 and 1946, the property was for sale.

Vancouver Province, October 10, 1945, page 23, column 1.

Vancouver Province, October 10, 1945, page 23, column 1.

 

Vancouver Province, May 18, 1946, page 28, column 8.

Vancouver Province, May 18, 1946, page 28, column 8.

In February 1953, house-wreckers were demolishing the house.

Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1953, page 36, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1953, page 36, column 3.

In March 1953, the City of Vancouver issued a permit for an apartment building at 1826 Nelson Street.

“Building Record Here in March,” Vancouver Sun, March 28, 1953, page 11, columns 4-5.

“Building Record Here in March,” Vancouver Sun, March 28, 1953, page 11, columns 4-5.

The new apartment building was open for rentals in the fall of 1953.

Vancouver Province, August 7, 1953, page 36, column 8.

Vancouver Province, August 7, 1953, page 36, column 8.

1826 Nelson Street, detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1826 Nelson Street, detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1826 Nelson Street, 1957, detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street, Vancouver City Archives, Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

1826 Nelson Street, 1957, detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street, Vancouver City Archives, Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

1826 Nelson Street, 1978; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-1.19; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1826-nelson-street.

1826 Nelson Street, 1978; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-1.19; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1826-nelson-street.

The building was still available for short-term rentals in April 1988.

Vancouver Sun, April 26, 1988, page F1, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, April 26, 1988, page F1, column 3.

In May 1988, a firm of architects applied for a development permit to build an eight-storey apartment building on 1822 Nelson Street, and apparently on the property at 1826 Nelson Street as well.

Vancouver Sun, May 7, 1988, page 76, columns 2-3.

Vancouver Sun, May 7, 1988, page 76, columns 2-3.

In July 1988, the architects applied to increase the height of the building to 11 storeys.

Vancouver Province, July 17, 1988, page 114, columns 5-6.

Vancouver Province, July 17, 1988, page 114, columns 5-6.

The Admiral Point apartments appeared at 1838 Nelson Street in 1989.

Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1989, page G4, columns 5-7.

Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1989, page G4, columns 5-7.

1838 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 6, 2019; image dated May 2015.

1838 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 6, 2019; image dated May 2015.

2 thoughts on “1826 Nelson Street

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