1991 Nelson Street

1991 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.

1991 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.

1991 Nelson Street, about 1915; detail from Nelson Street, Vancouver City Archives, Str P181.2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nelson-street-vancouver.

1991 Nelson Street, about 1915; detail from Nelson Street, Vancouver City Archives, Str P181.2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nelson-street-vancouver.

1991 Nelson Street was on the north side of Nelson Street, just west of the middle of the block between Chilco Street and Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 68, Lot 30.

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

1991 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.

1991 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 three references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 11, 2019].

The architect was Robert MacKay Fripp, who lived at 2061 Beach Avenue from 1910 to 1914.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Rhodes, H. (Mrs.)
Architect: Fripp, F.
Builder: Crowe & Wilson (cont.)
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 30
Date (Y-M-D): 1901-02-15
Street Number:
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $2,500.00
Remarks: Dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8290-8291-3

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 3937
Owner: Baker, F.
Architect: Tardiff, P.
Builder: Tardiff, P.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-11-27
Street Number: 1991
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $1,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling House; put in foundation [VP]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-2713

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 3443
Owner: Baker, F.
Architect: Baker, F.
Builder: Tardy, P. [DBR] [Tardiff?: see above]
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-09-13
Street Number: 1991
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $500.00
Remarks: Dwelling/house; repair residence [DBR]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-2221
Vancouver World, February 15, 1901, page 7, column 4.

Vancouver World, February 15, 1901, page 7, column 4.

Vancouver Province, December 22, 1908, page 1, column 3.

Vancouver Province, December 22, 1908, page 1, column 3.

Vancouver Province, November 30, 1912, page 27, column 2.

Vancouver Province, November 30, 1912, page 27, column 2.

Vancouver directory listings from 1904 to 1930.

1902 to 1903 Neill, Charles Ernest (appears to be listed as 1919 Nelson Street in 1902 and as 1945 Nelson Street in 1903.)
1904 to 1909 Robinson, Samuel (listed as 1919 Nelson Street)
1910 to 1912 Robinson, Samuel (listed as 1991 Nelson Street)
1913 to 1918 Baker, Frederick
1919 to 1920 Paton, Robert Carrie
1921 to 1927 Baker, Frederick
1927 to 1939 Fraser, George Valentine (and family)

The house continued as a private residence through the 1920s and 1930s.

The house was for sale in 1939.

Vancouver Province, March 25, 1939, page 31, column 2.

Vancouver Province, March 25, 1939, page 31, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, April 1, 1939, page 26, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, April 1, 1939, page 26, column 3.

Vancouver Province, June 22, 1939, page 20, column 8.

Vancouver Province, June 22, 1939, page 20, column 8.

In 1940, house-wreckers demolished the house.

Vancouver Sun, March 13, 1940, page 19, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, March 13, 1940, page 19, column 2.

In 1940, an apartment building appeared on the site, with an address of 1955 Nelson Street. Ross Lort was the architect.

Vancouver Sun, March 13, 1940, page 23, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, March 13, 1940, page 23, column 4.

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.]

The building was called “Killarney Court.”

Vancouver Province, August 22, 1940, page 16, column 3.

Vancouver Province, August 22, 1940, page 16, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, September 14, 1940, page 27, columns 4-6.

Vancouver Sun, September 14, 1940, page 27, columns 4-6.

1955 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 11, 2019; image dated April 2009.

1955 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 11, 2019; image dated April 2009.

 

Sources

Robert Mackay Fripp, Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Architects, 1800-1950; http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1577: “Nelson Street, residence for Mrs. M. Rhodes, 1901 (Vancouver Daily World, 15 Feb. 1901, 7).”

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