1849 Robson Street

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

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

 

1849 Robson Street was on the north side of Robson Street, between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, west 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 1922:

1908 Moss, Castle Prentice
1909 Johnson, Stanley Mainwaring
1910 Cartwright, Helena Mary
1911 Anderson, James J.
1912 Lace, Ida
1913 Hueston, Frank Dewitt
1913 to 1915 Schwartz, William Alden
1916 O’Brian, Clarence McLean
1917 Perman, Arthur Evelyn
1917 Thorburn, Mansel Hay
1918 Thompson, Harry
1919 to 1922 Walker, Cecil Pennington

 

Castle Prentice Moss obtained telephone service at this house in early 1908.

 

British Columbia Telephone Company, supplementary list, April 1908; Vancouver Daily World, April 4, 1908, page 15, columns 2-3.

 

Beginning in 1910, rooms in the house were often available to rent.

 

Vancouver Province, October 27, 1910, page 21, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, January 24, 1912, page 22, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 1, 1922, page 14, column 6.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 5, 1932, page 14, column 7.

 

 

In 1934, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, July 14, 1934, page 23, column 8.

 

The house continued to be a rental property.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 8, 1938, page 20, column 2.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 12, 1949, page 28, column 5.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 27, 1955, page 41, column 7.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 20, 1978, page 49, column 7.

 

In 1981, Hilcon Developments applied for a permit to build an eight-storey apartment building on the property.

 

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 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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