1928 Nelson Street

1928 Nelson Street [George Wilson Hobson, circa 1907, in front of the house where he was born, 1928 Nelson Street, Vancouver, B.C.]; https://sites.google.com/site/barrsusan/img008.jpg.

1928 Nelson Street [George Wilson Hobson, circa 1907, in front of the house where he was born, 1928 Nelson Street, Vancouver, B.C.]; https://sites.google.com/site/barrsusan/img008.jpg. %5BNote: Thomas Arthur Fee house, 1025 Gilford Street, in left rear. On the right is the edge of 1934 Nelson Street, which was similar to 1928 Nelson Street.]

1928 Nelson Street (rear) - House being built at Gilford and Comox, [detail] 1903; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 1878; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/52/1878.jpg

1928 Nelson Street (rear) – House being built at Gilford and Comox, [detail] 1903; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 1878; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/52/1878.jpg

Nelson Street was on the south side of Nelson Street, west of Gilford Street.

Legal description: District Lot 185, Block 69, east half of lot 10.

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.

1934 Nelson Street and 1928 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.

1934 Nelson Street and 1928 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.

Members of the George Hobson family lived in the house from 1900 until 1940. The house later became a private residence and a rooming house.

In 1946, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, May 18, 1946, page 23, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, May 18, 1946, page 23, column 6.

The house later provided rental accommodation.

Vancouver Sun, September 10, 1949, page 40, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, September 10, 1949, page 40, column 2.

The house was still present in 1978.

1928 Nelson Street, 1978, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 786-2.01; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1928-nelson-street.

1928 Nelson Street, 1978, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 786-2.01; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1928-nelson-street.

In 1993, a new condominium building appeared on the property, with an address of 1928 Nelson Street.

Vancouver Sun, February 26, 1994, page 79, columns 5-8.

Vancouver Sun, February 26, 1994, page 79, columns 5-8.

1900 block Nelson Street, south 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, south 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.]

In 1999, the new building had rainscreen re-construction to deal with water leaks on the exterior.

1928 Nelson Street, under repair in 1999; Vancouver Sun, May 24, 2014, page E11, columns 1-4.

1928 Nelson Street, under repair in 1999; Vancouver Sun, May 24, 2014, page E11, columns 1-4.

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