1891 Nelson Street

1891 Nelson Street was on the northeast corner of Nelson Street and Gilford Street.

It appears that the house address was originally 990 Gilford Street. Various sources used 990 Gilford Street and 1891 Nelson Street somewhat interchangeably until about 1918, when the usual description became 1891 Nelson Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 34.

 

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.

 

1891 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.

1891 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 7, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Stoess, C. A.
Architect: Honeyman & Curtis
Builder: Sherbourne, F. T.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 34
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-04-22
Street Number:
Street Name: Gilford Street & Nelson Street
Value: $2,500.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8306-8307-32

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1911 to 1922.

 

1904 to 1917 Stoess, Charles Anthony
1918 Truell, Newton Theodore
1919 to 1922 Thorne, Henry James

 

In 1917, the house was available to rent.

 

Vancouver Province, February 27, 1917, page 16, column 2.

Vancouver Province, February 27, 1917, page 16, column 2.

 

The house offered rental accommodation through the 1930s.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 20, 1939, page 19, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, January 20, 1939, page 19, column 6.

 

In April 1939, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, April 4, 1939, page 21, column 3.

Vancouver Province, April 4, 1939, page 21, column 3.

 

In February 1940, house-wreckers demolished the house.

 

Vancouver Province, February 14, 1940, page 19, column 1.

Vancouver Province, February 14, 1940, page 19, column 1.

 

Since 1940 a building called “Esher Court” has been on the site.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1940, page 25, columns 5-7.

Vancouver Sun, August 31, 1940, page 25, columns 5-7.

 

Esher Court; northeast corner of Gilford Street and Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 7, 2019; image dated May 2012.

Esher Court; northeast corner of Gilford Street and Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 7, 2019; image dated May 2012.

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