1846 Nelson Street

1846 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1846 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1846 Nelson Street was on the south side of Nelson Street, about midway between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 4.

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

1846 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.

1846 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 4, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1905 to 1920.

1905 to 1907 Mason, Robert
1909 to 1913 Jenkins, Harry Leroy
1916 to 1919 Heaps, Edward Hewetson
1920 Vacant

The house was a private residence from the 1920s to the early 1940s.

In 1943, the house was converted to apartments under the federal Housing Conversion Act.

Vancouver Province, September 18, 1943, page 34, column 7.

Vancouver Province, September 18, 1943, page 34, column 7.

The house was a rooming house in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Vancouver Sun, February 15, 1957, page 40, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, February 15, 1957, page 40, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, April 13, 1962, page 46, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, April 13, 1962, page 46, column 2.

In December 1963, a new apartment was on the site.

Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1963, page 30, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, December 28, 1963, page 30, column 7.

The building was called “Bayside Towers.”

Vancouver Sun, June 20, 1964, page 39, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, June 20, 1964, page 39, column 8.

1846 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 5, 2019; image dated August 2018.

1846 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 5, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Sources

Wartime Housing Limited, 1941-1947; Canadian Housing Policy at the Crossroads, by Catherine Jill Wade, M.A. Thesis, University of British Columbia, 1984; https://open.library.ubc.ca/media/download/pdf/831/1.0096317/1.

Bayside Towers, 1846 Nelson Street, Vancouver BC Canada; http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=54173.

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