1843 Robson Street

1843 Robson Street - Vancouver Public Library - VPL Accession Number 54614 - October 12, 1972

1843 Robson Street – Vancouver Public Library – VPL Accession Number 54614 – October 12, 1972.

 

1843 Robson Street, 1978; detail from 1849 Robson Street; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 786-3.11; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1849-robson-street.

 

1843 Robson Street was on the north side of Robson Street, between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

 

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, east half of Lot 33.

 

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.

 

1849 Robson Street and 1843 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 New house
1909 Milliken, Edward
1910 Plummer, Alfred Edwin
1911 Sobey, Sanford Seymour
1912 Johnson, Thomas
1913 Thomson, Miss G.M.
1914 Watt, John
1918 to 1919 Hutchinson, Robert Burns
1920 Not listed under Vancouver streets

 

In 1909, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, July 6, 1909, page 8, column 4.

 

In 1910, the house had a room for rent.

 

Vancouver Daily World, October 18, 1910, page 24, column 4.

 

In 1912, the house was for sale as a rooming house.

 

Vancouver Daily World, January 20, 1912, page 29, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 26, 1920, page 12, column 7.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, October 29, 1932, page 21, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 25, 1949, page 53, column 4.

 

In 1956 and 1961, fires damaged parts of the house.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 6, 1956, page 15, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, June 26, 1961, page 3, column 7 [part of article: “Man dies in hospital of burns”].

In 1981, Hilcon Developments applied for a permit to build an eight-storey apartment building at 1849 Robson Street. (The proposed development may also have included the east half of the lot that was 1843 Robson Street.)

 

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1981, page 30, columns 5-6.

 

It appears that the 1981 proposal did not go ahead.

In 1985, Coal Harbour Architectural Group applied for a permit to build an eight-storey apartment building on the site of both 1843 Robson Street and 1849 Robson Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 19, 1985, page 14, columns 4-5.

 

In 1986, a new building appeared on the site, with an address of 1845 Robson Street. The name of the building was “Sundial Place.”

 

Vancouver Sun, September 6, 1986, page G9, columns 7-10.

 

 

Sundial Place, 1845 Robson Street; Google Streets; Searched January 5, 2019; image dated May 2012.

 

Sources

Sundial Place, 1845 Robson Street; https://bccondos.net/1845-robson-st.

 

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