1829 Robson Street

1831 Robson Street and 1829 Robson Street, 1962; detail from West End from the air; Vancouver City Archives, Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1829 Robson Street was on the north side of Robson Street,west of Denman Street.

Legal description: District Lot 185; Block 65; east half of Lot 32.

The house was set further back on the lot than many of its neighbours.

 

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.

 

1831 Robson Street and 1829 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 is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched May 5, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Morrison, K. J.
Architect: Morrison, K. J.
Builder: Morrison, K. J.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1911-08-04
Street Number: 1829
Street Name: Robson Street
Value: $125.00
Remarks: Frame garage
Reference ID: VN-3200-3201-517

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1922:

1907 Jackson, Cyril Hugh
1908 to 1910 Creech, William Robert
1908 to 1910 Wheldon, Samuel Douglas
1911 to 1914 Creech, Frederick James (son of William Robert Creech)
1911 to 1915 Morrison, Kenneth John
1916 to 1922 Morrison, Jeanette (wife of Kenneth John Morrison)

 

In 1907, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, December 24, 1907, page 14, column 4.

 

Occasionally the house offered rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Province, July 17, 1909, page 29, column 2.

 

Most of the time, however, the house was a private residence.

 

In 1964, Lot 32 became the site of a 12-storey apartment building with an address of 1831 Robson Street. It was called “Park Ridge Towers” or “Park Ridge Tower.”

 

Vancouver Sun, October 16, 1964, page 43, column 2.

 

1831 Robson Street; Google Streets, searched May 5, 2019; image dated April 2017.

 

1829 Robson Street, 1800 block of Robson Street, north side, Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

In the 1990s, the address of 1829 Robson Street began to apply to a restaurant space that was part of the building at 1821 Robson Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 13, 1996, page E20, column 1.

 

1829 Robson Street; Google Streets; searched May 5, 2019; image dated April 2017.

 

Doorway of 1829 Robson Street; Google Streets; searched May 5, 2019; image dated April 2017.

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