1859 Robson Street

1875 Robson Street and 1859 Robson Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-street.

1859 Robson Street was on the north side of Robson Street, west of Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, Lot 34.

 

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.

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 26, 2019].

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1905 to 1919:

1905 to 1913 Watson, Eugene
1913 Hueston, F. D. [Frank Dewitt Hueston]
1915 Nicholson, Frederick Walter
1916 O’Brian, Clarence MacLean
1917 Thorburn, Mansel Hay
1918 to 1919 Clarke, William Nelson

 

In 1913, the house was for rent.

 

Vancouver Province, April 17, 1913, page 24, column 5.

 

In 1914, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, January 24, 1914, page 23, column 7.

 

The house was a private residence until the 1940s.

In 1944, 1948 and 1949, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, May 6, 1944, page 23, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, January 28, 1948, page 28, column 7.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 30, 1949, page 53, column 7.

 

The house was a rooming house in the late 1940s and in the 1950s.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 29, 1949, page 56, column 3.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 14, 1953, page 27, column 3.

 

By the fall of 1963, the City of Vancouver approved an apartment building at 1875 Robson Street. It appears that the building was also to occupy the property next door, at 1859 Robson Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 13, 1963, page 29, column 5.

 

The new 12-storey building was advertising rentals in April 1964. It was called “Camelot Apartments,” probably inspired by the musical play that was popular at the time.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 10, 1964, page 40, column 3.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1964, page 45, column 3.

 

1859 Robson Street (later part of 1875 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.]

1875 Robson Street; Google Streets, searched May 6, 2019; image dated June 2016.

 

Sources

Camelot, 1875 Robson Street, Vancouver BC Canada; http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=53887.

Camelot, 1875 Robson Street, Vancouver BC Canada; https://www.emporis.com/buildings/113143/camelot-vancouver-canada.

6 thoughts on “1859 Robson Street

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