1957 Pendrell Street

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

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

1957 Pendrell Street was on the north side of Pendrell Street, between Gilford Street and Chilco Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 29.

The 1912 Vancouver fire insurance atlas did not show any buildings on Lot 29.

 

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.

 

It appears that the house on this lot was originally at 1940 Beach Avenue until the City of Vancouver acquired the property in 1913.

 

1940 Beach Avenue, detail from View from the Sylvia Court Apartments, May 18, 1913. Reference code AM1376-: 2013-002.1; https://www.vancouverarchives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2013-002.1.jpg.

 

Arthur Henry Bradbury became the owner of the house at 1940 Beach Avenue (but not the land on which it stood). On April 29, 1914, Mr. Bradbury obtained a permit to move the two-storey frame residence from 1940 Beach Avenue to 1957 Pendrell Street.

 

 

Frederick William Gosse (1883-1968) was the house mover. (The 1938 photograph below shows F.W. Gosse’s firm moving a building to the Vancouver Exhibition grounds.)

 

F.W. Gosse, house mover; about 1938; Exhibition Hospital being moved on skids to the Exhibition grounds; Vancouver City Archives; Bu P302.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exhibition-hospital-being-moved-on-skids-to-exhibition-grounds.

 

F.W. Gosse, house mover; about 1938; detail from Exhibition Hospital being moved on skids to the Exhibition grounds; Vancouver City Archives; Bu P302.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/exhibition-hospital-being-moved-on-skids-to-exhibition-grounds.

 

This copy of the 1913 Vancouver fire insurance map includes a later overlay that shows the house at 1957 Pendrell Street.

 

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: 6586
Owner: Bradbury, A. H. (of 1940 Beach Ave.)
Architect: Owner
Builder: Gosse, F. W. [DBR]
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: E 1/2 of 29
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-04-29
Street Number: 1957
Street Name: Pendrell Street
Value: $700.00
Remarks: Dwelling house; Move 2-storey frame residence [DBR]
Reference ID: VN-3500-3501-525

 

On August 3, 1914, Mr. Bradbury received a permit to build a garage on the property.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 6977
Owner: Bradbury, A. H.
Architect: Owner
Builder: Bradbury, A. H.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: E 1/2 of 29
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-08-03
Street Number: 1957
Street Name: Pendrell Street
Value: $200.00
Remarks: Office/Store; 1-storey frame garage [DBR] [added legal desc.]
Reference ID: VN-3500-3501-914

 

“Building Permits During the Week,” Vancouver Sun, August 8, 1914, page 2, column 7.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1915 to 1920:

 

1915 to 1916 Pemberton, William Henry
1917 to 1920 Smith, Sid B.
1920 Vacant (street listing)

 

The house remained at 1957 Pendrell Street from 1914 to the mid-1960s. It offered rental accommodation for much of the time.

 

Vancouver Province, February 18, 1915, page 10, column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Province, July 31, 1915, page 22, column 1.

 

In 1920, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, February 24, 1920, page 18, column 3.

 

In 1942, a fire destroyed two automobiles that were parked in the garage at the rear of the house.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 20, 1942, page 21, column 6.

 

1957 Pendrell Street, detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

 

Residences in Vancouver’s West End, Summer [about 1958]. (CBC/Alvin Armstrong); https://www.cbc.ca/bc/photogallery/archives-cbc-vancouver.html#igImgId_6423.

The house was still standing in 1968.

 

1957 Pendrell Street and 1947 Pendrell Street; detail from “Last holdouts in spreading concrete forest,” Vancouver Sun, April 16, 1968, page 29.

 

By 1969, the house was demolished. The lot was part of the site of the Belmac apartment building, which had an address of 1947 Pendrell Street. Further information appears on the page for 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

Frederick William Gosse (house mover)

Frederick William Gosse (26 September 1883 – 3 January 1968); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LZKM-PV7

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9T-FKHZ : 9 March 2018), Frederick William Gosse, 26 Sep 1883; citing Birth, Spaniard’s Bay, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4D5-KPD : 25 May 2018), Frederick William Gosse and Gertrude Alice Gibbs, 16 Sep 1907; citing Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,315,300.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYQ-986 : 8 November 2017), Fredrick William Gosse, 1968; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0ed26259-8662-4511-864f-8b88dc374f05.

Frederick William Gosse, death notice, Vancouver Province, January 6, 1968, page 30, column 2.

One thought on “1957 Pendrell Street

  1. Pingback: William Henry Pemberton (1888-1936) | WestEndVancouver

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.