1872 Nelson Street

1872 Nelson Street, William Shannon, http://www.surreyhistory.ca/williamshannon.html

1872 Nelson Street, William Shannon, http://www.surreyhistory.ca/williamshannon.html

1872 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1872 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1872 Nelson Street was on the south side of Nelson Street, east of Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 6.

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

1872 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.

1872 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 8, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Shannon, William
Architect: Gardiner, Wm. Frederick
Builder: Gustafson, C. S.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 6
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-06-03
Street Number: 1872
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $7,000.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling house
Reference ID: VN-3018-3018-56

William Shannon lived in this house from 1909 to 1928.

In the late 1920s, the house became a rooming house.

Vancouver Province, September 8, 1927, page 19, column 3.

Vancouver Province, September 8, 1927, page 19, column 3.

Vancouver Province, November 19, 1938, page 30, column 2.

Vancouver Province, November 19, 1938, page 30, column 2.

In May 1959, a house-wrecking firm demolished the house.

Vancouver Sun, May 1, 1959, page 33, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, May 1, 1959, page 33, column 3.

In the fall of 1959, a new apartment building appeared on the site. Early advertising called it “The Impala.”

Vancouver Sun, September 18, 1959, page 35, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, September 18, 1959, page 35, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1959, page 37, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1959, page 37, column 3.

By December 1959, the building was called “The Eland.”

Vancouver Province, December 19, 1959, page 41, column 5.

Vancouver Province, December 19, 1959, page 41, column 5.

It later became “The Esplanade.”

“West Enders Want to Keep Trees,” Vancouver Sun, September 5, 1970, page 8, columns 2-3.

“West Enders Want to Keep Trees,” Vancouver Sun, September 5, 1970, page 8, columns 2-3.

1872 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 6, 2019; image dated August 2018.

1872 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 6, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Sources

The Esplanade, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 1872 Nelson Street; http://urbandb.com/canada/british-columbia/vancouver/the-esplanade/index.html#.XFu7iFVKjIU.

Terra Crest Property Management, The Esplanade, http://terracrestpm.com/the-west-end/.

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