Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 68, Lots 28 and 29.
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].
|Owner:||Tregent, A. E.|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Nelson Street|
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.
The house was for sale in 1945.
The house was still for sale in 1947.
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.
It appears that the building in Sydney, Australia was 17 Wylde Street, which Aaron Bolot designed in 1948.
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.
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/.