1947 Pendrell Street

1947 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

1947 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

1947 Pendrell Street - City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 677-511 - Morton home [incorrectly listed in City of Vancouver Archives as 1151 Denman Street for many years]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/morton-home-1151-denman-street;rad

1947 Pendrell Street – City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 677-511 – Morton home [incorrectly listed in City of Vancouver Archives as 1151 Denman Street for many years]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/morton-home-1151-denman-street;rad

1947 Pendrell Street was on the north side of Pendrell Street, in the middle of the block between Gilford Street and Chilco Street.

The City of Vancouver Archives listing for photograph CVA 677-511 has indicated for many years that this house is at 1151 Denman Street. John Morton did have a house at 1151 Denman Street, but it was a much smaller house, which later appeared on the south side of Pendrell Street, in the 1800 block near Denman Street. The house above is much larger, and on the right rear of photograph CVA 677-511, you can see the turret of Thomas Arthur Fee‘s house at 1025 Gilford Street (at the northwest corner of Gilford Street and Comox Street).

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 30.

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.

 

1955 Pendrell Street, 1957 Pendrell Street and 1947 Pendrell Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 63 Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

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 April 24, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Morton, John
Architect: Matheson, J. P.
Builder: Matheson, J. P.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: 30
Date (Y-M-D): 1911-04-20
Street Number: 1947
Street Name: Pendrell Street
Value: $1,800.00
Remarks: 1 storey frame d house
Reference ID: VN-3200-3201-111

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Mount, M.
Architect: Mount, M.
Builder: Mount, M.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: 30
Date (Y-M-D): 1911-06-16
Street Number: 1947
Street Name: Pendrell Street
Value: $250.00
Remarks: Frame cottage
Reference ID: VN-3200-3201-1313

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1912 to 1920:

1912 Morton, John
1913 McLaren, Rev. Ebenezer Duncan
1914 to 1917 Upton, Gerald
1918 Williams, James Edward Morse
1919 to 1920 McKercher, Maximillian

 

Beginning in the 1920s, the house offered rental accommodation from time to time.

 

Vancouver Province, April 22, 1921, page 18, column 7.

In 1923, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 2, 1923, page 13, column 7.

The house was a private residence in the 1930s and 1940s.

According to a 1945 newspaper article, “I.M. McMillan” sold the property for about $59,000.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 10, 1945, page 6, column 1.

This appears to be Lieutenant-Colonel John McLarty Macmillan. (It is also possible that Mr. Macmillan was the purchaser rather than the seller, since he lived at 1947 Pendrell Street from 1945 to 1950. He was at 1857 Nelson Street from 1911 to 1926. Further information appears on the page for John McLarty Macmillan.)

The house was still there in 1968.

1947 Pendrell Street - Detail from City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 1348-16 - 1947 and 1957 Pendrell; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1947-and-1957-pendrell;rad

1947 Pendrell Street – Detail from City of Vancouver Archives – CVA 1348-16 – 1947 and 1957 Pendrell; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1947-and-1957-pendrell;rad.

 

By 1969, the Belmac apartment building was at 1947 Pendrell Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1969, page 47, column 8.

 

1947 Pendrell Street; Google Streets; searched April 24, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Sources

Belmac Apartments; https://www.emporis.com/buildings/113041/belmac-apartments-vancouver-canada.

 

 

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