1901 Pendrell Street

 

1901 Pendrell Street (Gilford Court) was an apartment building on the northwest corner of Pendrell Street and Gilford Streetr. The architects were Sharpe & Thompson. Cyril Tweedale was the owner of the property.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot: south half of lot 33.

 

1900 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

1900 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.

 

 

1925 Pendrell Street, 1915 Pendrell Street and 1901 Pendrell Street; detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay; Vancouver City Archives; 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 the building in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched December 30, 2013].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 1236
Owner: Tweedale, C.
Architect: Sharpe & Thompson
Builder: Mason, Wm.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: S 1/2 of 33
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-01-14
Street Number: 1907
Street Name: Pendrell Street
Value: $33,000.00
Remarks: 1 apartment/rooms
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-34

 

 

Vancouver Province, January 16, 1912, page 18, column 3.

 

 

1901 Pendrell Street - Detail from City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 371-723 - [Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-on-north-side-of-1900-block-of-pendrell-street;rad

1901 Pendrell Street – Detail from City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 371-723 – [Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-on-north-side-of-1900-block-of-pendrell-street;rad

Gilford Court began offering rental suites in 1912.

 

Vancouver Province, July 9, 1912, page 18, columns 1-2.

 

 

Vancouver Daily World, July 9, 1912, page 18, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, July 9, 1912, page 18, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, December 29, 1914, page 8, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, December 29, 1914, page 8, column 3.

 

The sides of the building that did not face directly onto the main streets were relatively plain.

 

1901 Pendrell Street (Gilford Court), 1968; detail from 1915 and 1925 Pendrell Street just west of Gilford Street, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 1348-15; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1915-and-1925-pendrell-just-west-of-gilford.

 

A developer demolished the building in December 1981.

 

Gilford Court; demolished in December 1981; Vancouver Sun, December 22, 1982, page 5, columns 3-5.

Gilford Court; demolished in December 1981; Vancouver Sun, December 22, 1982, page 5, columns 3-5.

 

In 1984, a new condominium apartment building appeared on site. The building occupied both the original lot and the property next door that was the former location of 1915 Pendrell Street and 1925 Pendrell Street.

The new building followed the general style and dimensions of the original structure, and it kept the name of “Gilford Court.” Its address was 1125 Gilford Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 1, 1984, page 38, columns 9-10.

Vancouver Sun, June 1, 1984, page 38, columns 9-10.

 

 

 

Sources

Sharp & Thompson, by David Monteyne, in Building the West: Early Architects of British Columbia,  compiled and edited by Donald Luxton; Vancouver, Talonbooks, 2003, pages 348-349, 517.

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