1857 Nelson Street was a Queen Anne Revival house that George William Grant designed for William Edward Emmons.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 68, Lots 36 and 37:
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 January 12, 2014].
|Architect:||Grant & Henderson|
|Builder:||Purdy & Lonergan|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 36-37|
|Street Name:||Nelson Street|
Vancouver directory listings for 1857 Nelson Street:
|1904 to 1911||Emmons, William Edward|
|1912 to 1926||Macmillan, John McLarty|
Vancouver Public Library, Historic Building Register, Historic Building Number 594, 1857 Nelson Street.
Memories linger on, Vancouver Province, July 8, 1976, page 21.
Grant Residence, 1857 Nelson, Vancouver, B.C., Leslie Maitland, The Queen Anne Revival Style in Canadian Architecture, Ottawa, Minister of the Environment,1990, page 146. Includes illustration: Vancouver Public Library photograph: VPL 49970. [The reference to “Grant Residence” appears to refer to the architect, George William Grant (1852-1925), although there is no evidence that Mr. Grant lived in the house.]
Grant, George William (1852-1925), Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950, http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1596, “Nelson Street, residence for Dr. W.E. Emmons, 1903; demol. 1976 (C.R., xiv, 12 Aug. 1903, 2, t.c.; L. Maitland, Queen Anne Revival Style in Canadian Architecture, 1990, 146, illus.).”