1996 Pendrell Street was on the south side of Pendrell Street, near the intersection with Chilco Street. (Some later references use 1966 Pendrell Street as the address.)
Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 71; north half of Lot 12.
There are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched March 28, 2019].
Vancouver directory listings from 1911 to 1920:
|1911 to 1912||Purshouse, Joseph|
|1913 to 1914||Purshouse, John|
|1919||Gowan, Frederick Cutcliffe|
|1920||Smith, William Lawrence|
About 1926, the addresses of 1994 and 1996 Pendrell Street became 1964 and 1966 Pendrell Street.
The houses at 1964 and 1966 Pendrell Street were still standing in 1962.
In the mid-1960s, a well-known jazz and avant-garde pianist named Alan Neil lived at 1966 Pendrell Street.
In 1966, a fire destroyed the house.
In 1968, the former site of 1966 Pendrell Street was vacant.
This lot later became part of the site of the Huntington West apartments at 1995 Beach Avenue. (Further information appears on the page for 1999 Beach Avenue.)
Al Neil (pianist)
Al Neil Trio 1964 “In Search of Innocence,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4TWhYDGJuQ.
Al Neil Trio performs on “Enterprise” (1967); https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNrqKkKQvDo.
Al Neil Trio / Retrospective 1965 – 1968; by Jamie Reid; CD Release; March 23, 2002; http://vancouverjazz.com/inview/alneilretro.shtml.
Playlist for Al Neil and Carole Itter; North Shore News, May 27, 2016; https://www.nsnews.com/entertainment/dossier/playlist-for-al-neil-and-carole-itter-1.2264990.
Obituary: Vancouver underground artistic legend Al Neil dies at 93, by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, : November 24, 2017; https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/obituary-vancouver-underground-artistic-legend-al-neil-dies-at-93: “He was passionate, he was driven. Not so much by the need for monetary success, but to satisfy his own level of quality, individual, idiosyncratic.”
Vancouver musician and artist Al Neil passes away at age 93, Jazz pianist and Cellar Jazz Club co-founder left an indelible mark on Vancouver’s art and music scene, by Karin Larsen · CBC News, Last Updated: November 18, 2017; https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-musician-and-artist-al-neil-passes-away-at-age-93-1.4407181. [Includes link to a documentary film: Al Neil / A Portrait: http://vancouverartinthesixties.com/archive/763.]
B.C. Booklook #202 Al Neil (1924-2017), https://bcbooklook.com/2017/11/17/32607/.
Vancouver Art in the Sixties, Al Neil, http://alneil.vancouverartinthesixties.com/bio-cv.
The Remarkable Effort to Save an Artist’s Shack; The last squat: Al Neil’s Blue Cabin evokes a region’s fading simple ways of living; by Charles Campbell, The Tyee, January 7, 2019; https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2019/01/07/Save-Artist-Shack/.