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 had 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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