1931 Nelson Street

1931 Nelson Street, about 1908; detail from View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street; Vancouver City Archives, PAN P103; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street.

1931 Nelson Street, about 1908; detail from View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street; Vancouver City Archives, PAN P103; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street.

1931 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1931 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1931 Nelson Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1931 Nelson Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1931 Nelson Street was on the north side of Nelson Street, about midway between Gilford Street and Chilco Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 68, Lot 31.

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.

1931 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.

1931 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 12, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Rhodes, Mrs.
Architect: Fripp, R. M.
Builder: Crowe & Wilson (cont.)
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 31
Date (Y-M-D): 1901-04-23
Street Number: [1931]
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $1,800.00
Remarks: Dwelling [added street name]
Reference ID: VN-8290-8291-5

Vancouver directory listings from 1902 to 1920.

1902 to 1904 Hope, Charles Edward
1905 to 1906 Laird, David Rennie
1907 to 1917 Wilson, Charles Henry
1918 Tudhope, Hugh Reid
1919 Williamson, Allan Thomas Little
1920 Clark, John Arthur

From time to time, the early residents of the house rented it to temporary guests.

Vancouver Province, May 7, 1910, page 5, column 4.

Vancouver Province, May 7, 1910, page 5, column 4.

In the 1920s the house was available for rent.

Vancouver Province, February 9, 1924, page 18, column 6.

Vancouver Province, February 9, 1924, page 18, column 6.

From the 1930s to the early 1960s, the house was a rooming house.

Vancouver Province, May 6, 1938, page 24, column 8.

Vancouver Province, May 6, 1938, page 24, column 8.

In May 1965, a new rental apartment building called “Newport Towers” appeared on the site, with an address of 1931 Nelson Street.

Vancouver Sun, May 28, 1965, page 44, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, May 28, 1965, page 44, column 2.

1931 Nelson Street, Google Streets; searched February 12, 2019; image dated May 2014.

1931 Nelson Street, Google Streets; searched February 12, 2019; image dated May 2014.

 

Sources

Newport Towers, 1931 Nelson Street; Capital J Management Ltd.; http://www.capitalj.ca/newport-towers/.

Newport Tower, 1931 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; http://urbandb.com/canada/british-columbia/vancouver/newport-tower/index.html#.XGMVl1VKjIU.

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