2040 Nelson Street

2000 Block Nelson Street - south side - about 1910 - postcard Residences on Nelson Street - Vancouver BC

2000 Block Nelson Street – south side – about 1910 – postcard Residences on Nelson Street – Vancouver BC

2040 Nelson Street - 1908- detail from Vancouver City Archives - PAN P103 - [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street;rad

2040 Nelson Street – 1908- detail from Vancouver City Archives – PAN P103 – [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street;rad

2040 Nelson Street - 1908- stained glass window on west wall - detail from Vancouver City Archives - PAN P103 - [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street;rad

2040 Nelson Street – 1908- stained glass window on west wall – detail from Vancouver City Archives – PAN P103 – [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street;rad

2040 Nelson Street - City of Vancouver Archives - detail from CVA 1348-2 - [House at] 2040 Nelson; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/house-at-2040-nelson;rad

2040 Nelson Street – 1968 – City of Vancouver Archives – detail from CVA 1348-2 – [House at] 2040 Nelson; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/house-at-2040-nelson;rad

2040 Nelson Street - rear - 1968 - City of Vancouver Archives - detail from CVA 1348-3 - [House at] 2040 Nelson - rear view; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/house-at-2040-nelson-rear-view;rad

2040 Nelson Street – rear – 1968 – City of Vancouver Archives – detail from CVA 1348-3 – [House at] 2040 Nelson – rear view; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/house-at-2040-nelson-rear-view;rad

2040 Nelson Street was a shingle-style house on the south side of Nelson Street, between Chilco Street and the Stanley Park boundary.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 16.

2000 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

2000 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

2040 Nelson Street; 1913, detail from Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; 1972-582.37 – Plate 62; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

2040 Nelson Street; 1913, detail from Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; 1972-582.37 – Plate 62; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

George William Grant (1852-1925) and Alexander Ernest Henderson (1873-1927) designed this house in 1906: “Nelson Street, residence for Almeron S. Cross, 1906 ([Contract Record], xvii, 14 March 1906, 4).” [http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1596].

Canadian Contract Record: Vol. 17, no. 1 [i.e. 2] (Mar. 14, 1906), page 4, column 2; http://eco.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.8_06062_841/4?r=0&s=5.

Canadian Contract Record: Volume 17, no. 1 [i.e. 2] (March 14, 1906), page 4, column 2; http://eco.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.8_06062_841/4?r=0&s=5.

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: Cross, A. S.
Architect: Owner
Builder: Nichol & McLeod
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: W 1/2 of 15 & 16
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-03-30
Street Number: 2040
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $525.00
Remarks: Frame stable [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3002-3002-199

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1931:

1907 to 1915 and 1920 Cross, Almeron Soper
1916 to 1919 Oppenheimer, Milton
1921 to 1931 Cross, Elizabeth Tryphena (wife of Cross, Almeron Soper)

During the mid-1930s, the house was available to rent.

Vancouver Province, November 13, 1932, page 23, column 2 [selected and edited image].

Vancouver Province, November 13, 1932, page 23, column 2 [selected and edited image].

In 1937, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, June 12, 1937, page 17, column 7.

Vancouver Province, June 12, 1937, page 17, column 7.

The house was a rooming house in the 1950s and 1960s.

Vancouver Sun, April 24, 1953, page 43, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, April 24, 1953, page 43, column 2.

Sometimes the house was called the “Paine Building” (or the “Payne Building”).

Vancouver Province, November 12, 1954, page 38, column 3.

Vancouver Province, November 12, 1954, page 38, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, November 10, 1964, page 38, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, November 10, 1964, page 38, column 7.

In February 1968, the property was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, February 29, 1968, page 57, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, February 29, 1968, page 57, column 7.

In the fall of 1968, a developer was demolishing the house.

Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1968, page 18, columns 1-3.

Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1968, page 18, columns 1-3.

Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1968, page 18, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1968, page 18, column 3.

In 1972, a rental apartment called “The Dogwood” was on the site, with a street address of 2040 Nelson Street.

Vancouver Sun, August 1, 1972, page 40, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, August 1, 1972, page 40, column 4.

2040 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 12, 2019; image dated June 2017.

2040 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 12, 2019; image dated June 2017.

 

Sources

Changing Vancouver, 2040 Nelson Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/2040-nelson-street/.

Hollyburn Properties Limited, The Dogwood, 2040 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC, https://www.hollyburn.com/building/the-dogwood/.

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