1818 Robson Street

1818 Robson Street, at rear of 821 Denman Street, Vancouver Province, October 21, 1905, page 24, columns 4-6.

1818 Robson Street was on the south side of Robson, just west of Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 2.

1800 Block Robson Street - Denman Street to Gilford Street - detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 - Sheet 43

1800 Block Robson Street – Denman Street to Gilford Street – detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 43.

 

1800 Block Robson Street - Denman Street to Gilford Street - detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 - Sheet 43

1800 Block Robson Street – Denman Street to Gilford Street – detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 – Sheet 43.

 

1800 Block Robson Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Robson Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

1818 Robson Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; Vancouver City Archives: 1972-582.23.

1818 Robson Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; Vancouver City Archives: 1972-582.23; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

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 December 23, 2018].

Elizabeth Cambie lived in the house until 1928. Her son, Alexander, was there until 1933. After that, it became a rooming house.

Vancouver Province, November 26, 1938, page 29, column 5.

Vancouver Province, November 26, 1938, page 29, column 5.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1951, page 39, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, April 21, 1951, page 39, column 2.

 

In 1954, the house was demolished, and its components were for sale.

Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1954, page 40, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1954, page 40, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 5, 1954, page 30, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, March 5, 1954, page 30, column 2.

 

1818 Robson Street; apartment building, probably under construction; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

By October 1954, a new rental apartment building was on the site.

Vancouver Sun, October 1, 1954, page 46, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, October 1, 1954, page 46, column 6.

The building was called the Radbury Apartments.

The Vancouver Sun, June 16, 1955, page 42, column 1.

The Vancouver Sun, June 16, 1955, page 42, column 1.

 

1818 Robson Street [Radbury Apartments], probably between 1980 and 1987; detail from Denman and Robson Streets looking west; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 772-546; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-robson-streets-looking-west.

1818 Robson Street [Radbury Apartments], probably between 1980 and 1987; detail from Denman and Robson Streets looking west; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 772-546; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-robson-streets-looking-west.

By 1993, the Radbury Apartments were gone, and a condominium building called “Casa Rosa” was on the site.