2045 Nelson Street

2045 Nelson Street, detail from Nelson Street houses, early 1900s; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number 7130; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/72/7130.jpg.

2045 Nelson Street, detail from Nelson Street houses, early 1900s; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number 7130; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/72/7130.jpg.

2045 Nelson Street, about 1908; detail from View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street, PAN P103; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street.

2045 Nelson Street, about 1908; detail from View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street, PAN P103; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street.

2045 Nelson Street - about 1910 - detail from postcard Sunny Vancouver Residences

2045 Nelson Street – about 1910 – detail from postcard Sunny Vancouver Residences

2045 Nelson Street was on the north side of Nelson Street, about midway between Chilco Street and the boundary of 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

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

2045 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.

2045 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.

Samuel Lyness Howe (1864-1939) built this house in 1905.

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 13, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Howe, S. L.
Architect: Grant & Henderson
Builder: McLane & Wilson
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 24-25
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-12-12
Street Number: [2045]
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $8,000.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8222-8223-33

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 3358
Owner: Howe, S. L.
Architect: Howe, S. L.
Builder: Howe, S. L.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 68 Sub: Resub: Lot: 24-25
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-09-04
Street Number: 2045
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $1,500.00
Remarks: Dwelling/house; concrete stable [DBR] [added full legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-2137

Vancouver directory listings from 1906 to 1939.

1906 to 1915 Howe, Samuel Lyness
1916 to 1918 Leverson, Ernest David
1919 to 1939 Howe, Samuel Lyness

Samuel Howe and his family lived in the house for most years from 1905 until Mr. Howe died in February 1939.

Vancouver Province, June 17, 1905, page 4, column 4.

Vancouver Province, June 17, 1905, page 4, column 4.

From time to time, other families lived in the house for short periods.

Vancouver Province, October 4, 1910, page 5, column 4.

Vancouver Province, October 4, 1910, page 5, column 4.

Vancouver Province, April 29, 1916, page 8, column 1.

Vancouver Province, April 29, 1916, page 8, column 1.

In June 1939, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, June 17, 1939, page 27, column 1.

Vancouver Province, June 17, 1939, page 27, column 1.

In November 1939, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

Vancouver Sun, November 11, 1939, page 26, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, November 11, 1939, page 26, column 1.

In July 1940, the City of Vancouver issued a building permit for alterations to the house.

Vancouver Province, July 19, 1940, page 13, column 3.

Vancouver Province, July 19, 1940, page 13, column 3.

By the fall of 1940, the house was offering rental accommodation. The building was called “Tara,” probably inspired by the name of the plantation in “Gone with the Wind,” the 1939 film that was adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel.

Vancouver Province, September 30, 1940, page 18, column 5.

Vancouver Province, September 30, 1940, page 18, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1940, page 27, columns 3-5.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1940, page 27, columns 3-5.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1940, page 27, columns 6-7.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1940, page 27, columns 6-7.

The house continued to offer rental accommodation until the early 1960s.

 

2025 Nelson Street

About 1949, a new house appeared on the lot to the east of 2045 Nelson Street. It is the house with the darker roof in the photograph below. The street address was 2025 Nelson Street.

2045 Nelson Street; detail from West End from the air, 1962; Vancouver City Archives, Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

2045 Nelson Street; detail from West End from the air, 1962; Vancouver City Archives, Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

The house at 2025 Nelson Street offered rental accommodation during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Vancouver Sun, May 26, 1956, page 37, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, May 26, 1956, page 37, column 3.

 

New Apartment Building

In October 1964, house-wreckers demolished the house at 2045 Nelson Street.

Vancouver Sun, October 29, 1964, page 47, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, October 29, 1964, page 47, column 1.

It appears that the demolition of 2025 Nelson Street happened about the same time.

Charles Burwell Kerrens Van Norman, (1907-1975) (often called “C.B.K. Van Norman”) designed a new rental building for the site.

Vancouver Province, November 21, 1964, page 23, columns 3-4.

Vancouver Province, November 21, 1964, page 23, columns 3-4.

2045 Nelson Street, under construction, about 1966; detail from Northwest facing cityscape view of the West End; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 780-384; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/northwest-facing-cityscape-view-of-west-end.

2045 Nelson Street, under construction, about 1966; detail from Northwest facing cityscape view of the West End; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 780-384; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/northwest-facing-cityscape-view-of-west-end.

The new building, called Emerald Terrace, opened in March 1966.

Vancouver Sun, March 26, 1966, page 48, columns 5-6.

Vancouver Sun, March 26, 1966, page 48, columns 5-6.

2045 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 13, 2019; image dated May 2012.

2045 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 13, 2019; image dated May 2012.

 

Sources

Hollyburn Properties Limited; Emerald Terrace, 2045 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC; https://www.hollyburn.com/building/emerald-terrace/.

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