1925 Nelson Street

Vancouver Daily World, October 12, 1921, page 8, columns 2-4.

 

1925 Nelson Street was on the north side of Nelson Street, west of Gilford Street.

Legal description: District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 32.

 

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. [Note: the plan above shows the property in lot 30 as “1919” Nelson Street; probably it should say “1991.” Normally, 1919 Nelson Street would be between 1931 Nelson and 1911 Nelson, in or near lot 32.]

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. [Note: the plan above shows the property in lot 30 as “1919” Nelson Street; probably it should say “1991.” Normally, 1919 Nelson Street would be between 1931 Nelson and 1911 Nelson, in or near lot 32.]

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.

 

The lot was vacant until 1921.

 

1925 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 September 17, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: A-1229
Owner: Snider, J.
Architect: F. [sic] Evans & Sons
Builder: Shave, S. H.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 32
Date (Y-M-D): 1921-06-27
Street Number: 1925
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $10,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling/House; New;
Reference ID: VN-19215256-7

 

The architect was Enoch Evans, (1858-1939); Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950; http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/800: Nelson Street, near Stanley Park, residence for Joseph Snider, 1921 (Vancouver Daily World, 12 Oct. 1921, 8, illus. & descrip.)

Joseph Snider, a used clothing dealer, hired Stanley Heitzeberg Shave (1886-1948) to build the house. Stanley Shave later moved to California, where he continued his career as a builder. He died in 1948.

 

Valley Times (North Hollywood, California), January 5, 1948, page 3, column 4.

1925 Nelson Street; District Lot 185; Block 68; Lot 32; detail from City of Vancouver Archives, fire insurance plan, plate 125, October 1928 [courtesy of Heritage Vancouver Society].

 

The Snider family lived in the house through the 1950s.

 

Vancouver Province, October 9, 1922, page 17, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 30, 1931, page 15, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, December 31, 1945, page 9, column 1 [selected portions].

1925 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

In June 1955, the house was demolished.

 

Vancouver Province, June 15, 1955, page 37, column 7.

 

In November 1955, a new apartment building appeared on the property, with an address of 1925 Nelson Street.

 

Vancouver Province, November 10, 1955, page 40, column 1.

 

The building is called “Park Beach Manor.”

 

1925 Nelson Street, 1957, detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street; Vancouver City Archives; Dist P133; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

 

1925 Nelson Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

1900 block Nelson Street, north side; Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

1900 block Nelson Street, north side; Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

1925 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched September 17, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Top 5 Handcrafted Signs, by Darren Carcary and Kirsti Wakelin; April 23, 2013, Park Beach Manor, 1925 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1N8; http://hereelsewhere.com/see/top-5-handcrafted-signs/.

 

 

Sources

Thanks to Patrick at Heritage Vancouver Society for information on this house: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1.

 

Joseph Snider (owner of house at 1925 Nelson Street)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-CW3 : 8 November 2017), Joseph Snider, 1973.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-MJR5 : 13 December 2015), Joseph Snider, 1973; Burial, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Schara Tzedeck Cemetery; citing record ID 100376195, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100376195: “Joseph Snider; Birth: 25 Sep 1885, Lithuania; Death: 3 Jun 1973 (aged 87), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Schara Tzedeck Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 100376195.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYC-RYF : 8 November 2017), Goldie Snider, 1969. [wife of Joseph Snider].

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR6-25X : 8 November 2017), Phillip Lazar Naham Snider, 1956 [son of Joseph Snider].

 

Stanley Heitzeberg Shave (builder of house at 1925 Nelson Street)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XPV-1R5 : 1 October 2014), Stanley Heitzeberg Shave, 1886; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, South Molton, Devon, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WHNS-X3Z : 10 December 2017), Stanley H Shave in household of Elisha I Shave, South Molton, Devon, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Devon county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSWF-2H2 : 8 April 2016), Stanley H Shave in household of Elisha J Shave, South Molton, Devonshire, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Chulmleigh subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQQ-YY7 : 30 January 2018), Stanley H Shave, 1923.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8N3-NQ1 : 8 December 2017), Stanley Heitzeberg Shave and Marguerite Anita Burg, 24 Jun 1923; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,424.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJ1-VJW : accessed 13 February 2019), Stanley H Shave, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 39, sheet 7A, line 39, family 208, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 133; FHL microfilm 2,339,868.

Bibliography on Land Settlement: With Particular Reference to Small Holdings; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Miscellaneous Publication Number 172; United States Government Printing Office, 1934, page 76, item 461: “Farm Projects Win Approval. (Edtorial.) Los Angeles (Calif.) Examiner, November 19, 1933. Quotes from a statement of Stanley H. Shave, president of the Building Contractors’ Association of Southern California, who gave “high praise” to the subsistence-farming projects of the Federal and local municipal governments.”

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9C2-G93 : 17 September 2019), Stanley H Share [Shave], Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-197, sheet 3A, line 27, family 57, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 404.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V48Y-QQB : 8 November 2017), Stanley Heitzeberg Shave, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQ1-FPK : 26 November 2014), Stanley Heitzberg Shave, 04 Jan 1948; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGRK-QTFJ : 22 August 2018), Stanley Heitzberg Shave, 1948.

“California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGVH-WB6T : 22 August 2018), Stanley Heitzberg Shave, 1948.

 

Park Beach Manor

Park Beach Manor; Capital J Management; http://www.capitalj.ca/park-beach-manor/.