1860 Nelson Street

1860 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1860 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1860 Nelson Street was on the south side of Nelson Street, east of Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 5.

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.

1860 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.

1860 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 1905 to 1920:

1905 to 1906 Billings, William Hobart
1907 to 1910 Walker, John
1911 to 1917 and 1919 to 1928 Carnahan, Kenelm Everard
1917 and 1918 Edwards, Arthur Harper
Vancouver Province, November 12, 1914, page 12, column 1.

Vancouver Province, November 12, 1914, page 12, column 1.

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

In 1929, an advertisement for Frigidaire refrigerators referred to 1860 Nelson Street as “Sandringham Apartments.” However, the Sandringham Apartments were actually at 1853 Nelson Street.

Vancouver Province, March 31, 1929, page 14 [selected portions of advertisement].

Vancouver Province, March 31, 1929, page 14 [selected portions of advertisement].

In 1944, the house was divided into two living spaces.

Vancouver Province, May 2, 1944, page 17, column 6.

Vancouver Province, May 2, 1944, page 17, column 6.

By 1960, the house was gone, and a new apartment called “Rosemary Manor” was on the site.

Vancouver Sun, November 1, 1956, page 35, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, November 1, 1956, page 35, column 6.

1860 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 6, 2019; image dated May 2015.

1860 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 6, 2019; image dated May 2015.

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