2050 Nelson Street

2050 Nelson Street - Argoed - about 1912 - Beautiful Homes pamphlet - City of Vancouver Archives - Und-831; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/beautiful-homes-vancouver-b-c;rad.

2050 Nelson Street – Argoed – about 1912 – Beautiful Homes pamphlet – City of Vancouver Archives – Und-831; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/beautiful-homes-vancouver-b-c;rad.

 

2050 Nelson Street - Argoed - about 1945 - Jonathan Rogers Book of Remembrances

2050 Nelson Street – Argoed – about 1945 – Jonathan Rogers Book of Remembrances

 

2050 Nelson Street - Argoed - interior - about 1945 - Jonathan Rogers Book of Remembrances

2050 Nelson Street – Argoed – interior – about 1945 – Jonathan Rogers Book of Remembrances.

 

2050 Nelson Street was on the south side of Nelson Street, just east of the Stanley Park boundary.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 68, Lots 17, 18, 29 and 20.

 

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.

 

2050 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.

2050 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.

 

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: Rogers, J.
Architect: Grant & Henderson
Builder: Rogers, J.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 17-18
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-08-02
Street Number: 2050
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $10,000.00
Remarks: Frame d house
Reference ID: VN-3017-3017-54

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Rogers, J.
Architect: Rogers, J.
Builder: Rogers, J.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 19-20
Date (Y-M-D): 1910-09-30
Street Number:
Street Name: Nelson Street
Value: $1,500.00
Remarks: Frame stable
Reference ID: VN-3100-3101-2207

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1910 to 1960.

1910 to 1945 Rogers, Jonathan
1946 to 1960 Rogers, Elisabeth (widow of Jonathan Rogers)

 

The Rogers family lived in the house until 1960. They called the house “Argoed,” which is a Welsh word that means “by a wood” or “by the wood”.

 

2050 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

2050 Nelson Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

When Elisabeth Rogers died in 1960, she left the house to the Salvation Army, to be used as a home for aged and convalescent women.

An auctioneer sold the contents of the house after the specific bequests had been removed.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1960, page 47, columns 3-4.

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1960, page 47, columns 3-4.

 

The Salvation Army concluded that the Rogers property was not suitable for its purposes, and it planned to sell the property.

 

Vancouver Province, May 31, 1961, page 17, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Province, May 31, 1961, page 17, columns 1-2.

 

2050 Nelson Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

2050 Nelson Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

A new owner built an apartment building on the property. The building was called “The Silhouette” and it has an address of 2050 Nelson Street.

 

2050 Nelson Street apartments, under construction; September 6, 1963; photographer, Otto F. Landauer; http://www.jewishmuseum.ca/node/1997; [searched July 21, 2013; link no longer active in 2019].

2050 Nelson Street apartments, under construction; September 6, 1963; photographer, Otto F. Landauer; http://www.jewishmuseum.ca/node/1997; [searched July 21, 2013; link no longer active in 2019].

 

Vancouver Sun, December 12, 1963, page 56, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, December 12, 1963, page 56, column 4.

 

 

2050 Nelson Street, 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.

2050 Nelson Street, 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.

 

 

2050 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 13, 2019; image dated August 2018.

2050 Nelson Street; Google Streets; searched February 13, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Sources

Vanishing Vancouver, Michael Kluckner, North Vancouver, Whitecap Books Ltd., 1990, page 72, includes a photograph of 2050 Nelson Street, along with a brief description of the owners, Jonathan and Elisabeth Rogers. The source of the photograph is a pamphlet called “Beautiful Homes,” City of Vancouver Archives, Und-831; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/beautiful-homes-vancouver-b-c;rad.

Jonathan Rogers, Book of Remembrances, Vancouver, privately published, about 1948 to 1950, unpaged: leaf 28 (front and back) [exteriors of 2050 Nelson Street]; leaf 34 (back) and leaf 35 (front) [drawing room of 2050 Nelson Street]; [http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/jonathan-rogers-book-of-remembrances;rad].

“City Groups Share in Rogers Estate,” Vancouver Sun, June 10, 1960, page 3, columns 1-2.

Prospero Group, Silhouette Apartments; http://www.prospero.ca/residential/downtown-west-end/23-silhoutte-apartments.

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