1950 Nelson Street

1950 Nelson Street, 1954, detail from First Beach, Vintage Air Photos, BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1950 Nelson Street, 1954, detail from First Beach, Vintage Air Photos, BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1950 Nelson Street was on the south side of Nelson Street, midway between Gilford Street and Chilco Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 11.

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.

1950 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.

1950 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 are two references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 9, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Matherson, J. P.
Architect: Matherson, J. P.
Builder: Matherson, J. P.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 11
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-05-11
Street Number: [1950]
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $3,500.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8256-8257-20

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 10084
Owner: Noritake, T. [Teigo]
Architect: Self
Builder: Lonergan, W.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 11
Date (Y-M-D): 1919-04-14
Street Number: 1950
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $175.00
Remarks: Repairs; garage [BCR]; [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-1357-1358-9

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1920.

1907 to 1918 Stocks, William
1919 to 1920 Noritake, Teigo

The house continued as a private residence until the 1940s.

In 1941, the Kodama family was living in the house.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1941, page 782 [edited image].

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1941, page 782 [edited image].

In 1943, the Custodian of Enemy Property auctioned the contents of the house.

Vancouver Province, September 7, 1943, page 22, column 4.

Vancouver Province, September 7, 1943, page 22, column 4.

The house continued as a rooming house until the mid-1950s.

Vancouver Province, April 17, 1945, page 16, column 6.

Vancouver Province, April 17, 1945, page 16, column 6.

In May 1957, the contents of the house were for sale.

Vancouver Sun, May 4, 1957, page 40, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, May 4, 1957, page 40, column 7.

Also in May 1957, house-wreckers demolished 1950 Nelson Street, along with 1934 Nelson Street, which was next door.

Vancouver Sun, May 8, 1957, page 43, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, May 8, 1957, page 43, column 4.

By about 1958 a new apartment building appeared on the former sites of 1934 Nelson Street and 1950 Nelson Street. (The address of the new building was 1940 Nelson Street.)

1940  Nelson Street, 1978; detail from 1928 Nelson Street, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-2.01; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1928-nelson-street.

1940  Nelson Street, 1978; detail from 1928 Nelson Street, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-2.01; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1928-nelson-street.

Vancouver Province, July 12, 1958, page 37, column 7.

Vancouver Province, July 12, 1958, page 37, column 7.

In 1989, the City of Vancouver received an application to build an eight-storey apartment building at 1940 Nelson Street.

Vancouver Sun, October 28, 1989, page H15, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, October 28, 1989, page H15, column 4.

It appears that this project did not go ahead, and that the property became part of the redevelopment of 1928 Nelson Street in 1993.

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.]

 

Sources

Witness to Loss: Race, Culpability, and Memory in the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians, edited by Jordan Stanger-Ross, Pamela Sugiman; McGill-Queen’s University Press, unpaged; https://books.google.com/books?id=tTk2DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT89#v=onepage&q&f=false: “Besides the boats owned by absent owners, such as . . . Genichi Kodama, there were six boats that seemed to belong to interned people.”

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