1911 Nelson Street

1911 Nelson Street [tentative identification]; about 1908 – detail from Vancouver City Archives – PAN P103 – [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street].

1911 Nelson Street [tentative identification]; about 1908 – detail from Vancouver City Archives – PAN P103 – [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street].

1911 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1911 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

1911 Nelson Street was on the northwest corner of Nelson Street and Gilford Street.

Legal description: District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 33.

1900 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

1900 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.

 

1900 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

1900 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.

 

1911 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.

1911 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 10, 2019]. This relates to a new house that appeared on the north half of lot 33 in 1921.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: A-133
Owner: City of Vancouver & Rhodes, B. A.
Architect: Building Inspector
Builder: Ramage, A. L.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: N 1/2 of 33
Date (Y-M-D): 1921-01-27
Street Number: 963
Street Name: Gilford Street
Value: $5,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House; New;
Reference ID: VN-19215232-34

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1902 to 1920:

1902 Gilbert, Charles Ransom
1903 Dalton, William Tinniswood
1904 to 1907 Innes, Anthony William Vancouver
1908 to 1911 O’Brian, Clarence MacLean
1912 Carew-Gibson, Edward Arthur
1914 to 1917 Hayes, Mary Elizabeth
1918 to 1920 Rhodes, Harry

 

The house later became a rooming house.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 27, 1940, page 20, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, November 27, 1940, page 20, column 3.

 

Vancouver Province, May 14, 1955, page 36, column 4.

Vancouver Province, May 14, 1955, page 36, column 4.

 

In 1967, a new apartment building called “Gilford Towers” appeared on the property, with an address of 999 Gilford Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 23, 1967, page 46, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, March 23, 1967, page 46, column 6.

 

999 Gilford Street; Google Streets; searched February 10, 2019; image dated May 2012.

999 Gilford Street; Google Streets; searched February 10, 2019; image dated May 2012.

 

Sources

Gilford Towers, 999 Gilford Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=54183.

Gilford Towers, 999 Gilford Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; http://www.urbandb.com/canada/british-columbia/vancouver/gilford-towers/#.XGEWHVVKjIU.

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