In 1939, E.M. Craig and Company Ltd. applied for a permit to build an apartment building on the vacant lots. Henry Sandham Griffith (1865-1943) was the architect.
In April 1940, the building was ready. It was called the “New Richborough Apartments.”
In 1981, the owners of 1840 Robson Street and 1860 Robson Street were planning to demolish both buildings and to replace them with a much larger residential structure. Several tenants objected to the demolition, including Carolyn and Hector Fisher.
(Carolyn Fisher’s husband, Hector, died on January 10, 1982. Carolyn died on January 20, 1997.)
Since 1987, Stanley Park Place (1860 Robson Street) has been at this location. It occupies the former sites of 1840 Robson Street and 1860 Robson Street.
Richborough Apartments (1840 Robson Street)
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800 to 1950: Griffith, Henry Sandham (1865-1943); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1601: “Richborough Apartments, Robson Street near Denman Street, 1939-40 (C.R., lii, 6 Dec. 1939, 35).”
Hector Campbell Fisher and Carolyn Esser (tenants at Robson Street)
British Columbia Registrations; Registration Number: 1901-09-084239; Hector Campbell Fisher; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13817; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134887; date of birth: August 18, 1901; place of birth: New Westminster; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6447a39f-38fd-438c-a3e1-59769ecd45be.
British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1941-09-503054; Hector Campbell Fisher and Catherine Shaw; date of marriage: January 15, 1941; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/21c9093e-f1d8-4ac3-8353-f8d0c621585e.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL18-RNY : 8 November 2017), Hector Campbell Fisher, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/072b87c6-5883-4141-97ba-975107a157b2.
British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1997-09-001863; Carolyn Fisher; date of death: January 20, 1997; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 94; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4ed477fb-56b2-48bc-af18-c590405d8329; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/21bd3b03-385d-4299-ab7d-b646c40a0a19.