1840 Pendrell Street

1840 Pendrell Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

1840 Pendrell Street - about 1912 - detail from postcard - The West End - Looking up Pendrell Street - Vancouver BC

1840 Pendrell Street – about 1912 – detail from postcard – The West End – Looking up Pendrell Street – Vancouver BC.

1840 Pendrell Street was on the south side of Pendrell Street, between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 4 (north half).

1800 Block Pendrell 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

1800 Block Pendrell 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.

1840 Pendrell Street; 1913; detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay; Reference code – 1972-582-38 – Plate 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

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 April 27, 2019; the street address is 1842 Pendrell Street, rather than 1840 Pendrell Street].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Rowan, Archd.
Architect: Sharpe & Thompson
Builder: Williamson, Hugh
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 71 Sub: Resub: Lot: 4
Date (Y-M-D): 1911-08-07
Street Number: 1842
Street Name: Pendrell Street
Value: $3,800.00
Remarks: Frame d house
Reference ID: VN-3200-3201-535

 

Major Archibald Rowan lived in this house from 1912 to 1915 and from 1917 to 1922. The house was vacant in 1916.

Beginning in the early 1920s, the house often advertised rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Province, August 24, 1923, page 18, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, May 28, 1926, page 24, column 8.

 

Vancouver Province, June 11, 1938, page 25, column 5.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 22, 1941, page 20, column 4.

 

During the Second World War, the Wartime Prices and Trade Board restricted rent increases as part of its mission to control the economy and to keep inflation under control.

In 1943, the landlord at 1840 Pendrell Street was charged with an unauthorized rent increase.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 28, 1943, page 17, columns 7-8.

 

The court dismissed the claim in respect of 1840 Pendrell Street, because improvements to the house justified the increases in rent. A case involving another address resulted in a fine against the landlord.

 

Vancouver Province, September 24, 1943, page 3, column 5.

 

The house continued as a rental property until the 1950s.

 

1840 Pendrell Street, 1957; detail from [Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street; Vancouver City Archives; Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

The lot later became part of the parking lot for Ocean Towers.

 

1800 Block Pendrell Street, south side; Google Streets; searched December 24, 2018; image dated May 2014.

1800 Block Pendrell Street, south side; Google Streets; searched December 24, 2018; image dated May 2014.

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