1831 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.

1831 Robson Street was on the north side of Robson Street,west of Denman Street.

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

 

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 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 May 5, 2019].

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1908 to 1920:

1908 to 1910 Creech, William Robert
1911 Thomas, Herbert Edward
1912 to 1914 Creech, Frederick James
1915 Jordan, George N. Jr.
1916 to 1917 Drew, Elizabeth  Jane
1918 Stuart, Grover Franklin (listed as Glover F Stuart under Vancouver names) (son of Whitfield Walker Stuart).
1919 McCallum, Esmée (Mrs. Arthur Richard McCallum)
1920 Davidson, Mrs. E.C

 

The first advertisements for the house appeared in 1907.

 

Vancouver Daily World, June 4, 1907, page 17, column 3.

 

By November 1907, the Creech family had moved into the house.

 

British Columbia Telephone Company, supplementary list, November 1907; Vancouver Province, November 4, 1907, page 6, column 3.

 

The house often had rooms for rent.

 

Vancouver Province, September 16, 1911, page 32, column 3.

 

Vancouver Daily World, May 21, 1918, page 12, column 7.

 

In 1919, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, October 28, 1919, page 23, column 2.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 30, 1921, page 10, column 5.

In 1933, the contents of the house were for sale as part of the administration of an estate.

 

Vancouver Province, April 11, 1933, page 17, column 5.

 

The house continued to offer rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Province, May 16, 1933, page 12, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, February 10, 1941, page 20, column 7.

 

In 1945, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, February 21, 1945, page 16, column 5.

 

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.

 

1831 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.]

Sources

1831 Robson, Vancouver BC Canada; http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=53888.

1831 Robson in Vancouver; https://en.phorio.com/1831_robson,_vancouver,_canada.