1999 Nelson Street

1999 Nelson Street, from rear; May 6, 1949, detail from Site of accident at the corner of Barclay and Chilco streets; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 80904A; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2083/80904A.jpg.

1999 Nelson Street, from rear; May 6, 1949, detail from Site of accident at the corner of Barclay and Chilco streets; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 80904A; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/2083/80904A.jpg.

1999 Nelson Street - 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

1999 Nelson Street – 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

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 68, Lots 28 and 29.

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.

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

1999 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.

1999 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.

Heritage Vancouver indicates that the building permit was issued to A.E. Tregent on September 13, 1907, with a construction value of $15,000 (DL 185; Block 68; Lot 28 & 29).

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 11, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Tregent, A. E.
Architect: Watson, W.
Builder: Watson, W.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-03-10
Street Number: 1999
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $550.00
Remarks: Frame stable
Reference ID: VN-3019-3019-59

 

Vancouver Province, September 5, 1908, page 9, column 4.

Vancouver Province, September 5, 1908, page 9, column 4.

Albert Edward Tregent and his family lived in this house from 1908 to 1923. (The house address seems to have changed over the years: from 1908 to 1910, it was 1975 Nelson Street. Later it became 1999 Nelson Street.)

The house later continued as a private residence. By  the 1930s it had become a rooming house.

Vancouver Province, August 17, 1935, page 19, column 8.

Vancouver Province, August 17, 1935, page 19, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, April 27, 1942, page 16, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, April 27, 1942, page 16, column 6.

The house was for sale in 1945.

Vancouver Province, June 18, 1945, page 17, column 8.

Vancouver Province, June 18, 1945, page 17, column 8.

The house was still for sale in 1947.

Vancouver Province, May 17, 1947, page 38, column 1.

Vancouver Province, May 17, 1947, page 38, column 1.

In 1950, lots 28 and 29 were supposed to become the site of a 10-storey building called Kingscrest Apartments. A building at Potts Point in Sydney, Australia was the inspiration for the Vancouver building.

Vancouver Province, October 15, 1949, page 1, column 1.

Vancouver Province, October 15, 1949, page 1, column 1.

It appears that the building in Sydney, Australia was 17 Wylde Street, which Aaron Bolot designed in 1948.

17 Wylde Street, Potts Point, New South Wales 2011; https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-apartment-nsw-potts+point-129316462.

17 Wylde Street, Potts Point, New South Wales 2011; https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-apartment-nsw-potts+point-129316462.

However, the 10-storey building in Vancouver did not proceed. Instead, the Park Strand Apartments appeared in 1951, with a street address of 1999 Nelson Street.

1999 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1999 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1999 Nelson Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1999 Nelson Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

Sources

Aaron Bolot, 17 Wylde Street, 1951, Urban Pioneers: Apartment Architects of Kings Cross, 1909 to 2000 — 23 October 2010; http://crossart.com.au/archive/101-2010-exhibitions-projects/101-urban-pioneers.

Recorded for the Future; Wylde Street apartment, Potts Point NSW; https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/documenting-nsw-homes/wylde-street-apartment.

17 Wylde St, Potts Point NSW 2011; https://www.domain.com.au/building-profile/17-wylde-street-potts-point-nsw-2011.

Park Strand Apartments, 1999 Nelson Street; http://www.vancouvermarket.ca/2012/09/21/park-strand-apartments-1999-nelson-street-sold/.

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  3. The building permit was issued to A.E. Tregent on September 13, 1907, with a construction value of $15,000 (DL 185; Block 68; Lot 28 & 29). We’ve yet to identify the architect, from the limited remaining permit info, since the full building permits for 1905 to 1908 no longer exist within the City.

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