1900 Robson Street

1900 Robson Street was on the southwest corner of Robson Street and Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 8.

 

1900 Block of Robson Street; Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

1900 Block of Robson Street; Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

The Vancouver directory listed this address as vacant in 1907, and it appears that the lot remained vacant until about 1946.

 

1900 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

1900 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.

 

1900 Robson Street [shown as vacant], 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.

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 15, 2019].

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1900 to 1907.

1899 to 1903 Logan, James Johnston
1904 McCaul, Charles Coursolles
1905 Buttimer, Alfred John
1906 MacKinnon, John McLellan
1907 Vacant
1908 Not listed under Vancouver streets

 

Vancouver Province, October 15, 1904, page 8, column 3.

 

Vancouver Province, June 1, 1906, page 3.

Vancouver Province, June 1, 1906, page 3.

 

From 1908 to 1946, no listings appeared in the Vancouver directories for 1900 Robson Street or for an equivalent address on Gilford Street.

In 1947, Philip William Eyers was building a new apartment building on the property.

The architect was Harold Cullerne (1890-1976).

 

The Hainault, A Classification of Apartment House Plans, prepared by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 1951, pages 66-67; http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/schl-cmhc/NH17-81-1951-eng.pdf.

 

Claude Whitsell was the building contractor.

 

“Apartment Construction, Sales, Top $500,000,” Vancouver Province, April 9, 1946, page 11, columns 4-5.

 

In 1947, the Hainault Apartments appeared in the Vancouver directory. The street address was 825 Gilford Street.

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1947, page 1389 (Gilford Street).

 

In 1948, Philip Eyers sold the property to Daniel Herbert Bailey (1895-1956) and his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Bailey (née Jordan) (1899-1982).

 

Vancouver Province, July 7, 1948, page 34, columns 7-8.

 

Further details of sales transactions for the building are not available.

The building is still on the property in 2019.

 

Hainault Apartments, 825 Gilford Street; Google Streets, searched May 15, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Hainault Apartments, 825 Gilford Street; Google Maps, searched May 15, 2019.

 

 

Sources

The Hainault 825 Gilford Street (Robson Street); https://foursquare.com/v/the-hainault/4c50c3cb875fef3b5a8c70d1.

Harold Cullerne (1890-1976), Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950; http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1005.

 

Philip William Eyers (builder of Hainault Apartments)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPT-K6G : 8 November 2017), William Eyers, 1947; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e8c9fc43-4319-4522-80c9-a98bb48c0120 [father of Philip William Eyers].

“Death Takes William Eyers,” Nanaimo Daily News, September 30, 1947, page 1, column 2. [father of Philip William Eyers].

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FFY-SLN : 1 October 2014), Philip William Eyers, 1906; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X72G-RTB : 21 December 2018), WILLIAM in household of William Eyers, Potterne, Potterne Devizes, Wiltshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Philip William Eyers and Claudine Sybil Lumb, marriage announcement, Vancouver Province, April 12, 1952, page 31, column 2.

“Eyers-Lumb Wedding Held at Christ Church,” Vancouver Province, May 5, 1952, page 21, columns 3-4 [marriage of Philip William Eyers and Claudine Sybil Lumb].

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK18-93PY : 15 December 2015), Philip William Eyers, ; Burial, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada, Burnsland Cemetery; citing record ID 139024674, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139024674: “Philip William Eyers; Birth: 1906; Death: 2001 (aged 94–95); Burial: Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada; Plot: Section H; Memorial ID: 139024674.”

British Columbia Gazette,Volume CLIII, No. 41, October 10, 2013, http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/bcgaz1/bcgaz1/501977229: “Claudine Sybil Eyers (also known as Claudine S. Eyers and Claudine Eyers), deceased, formerly of 1001 – 2240 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the executor at 203 – 2403 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L3, on or before the 15th day of December 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. — Charles V. Winch, Solicitor. [oc10].”

 

Daniel Herbert Bailey and Ruth Elizabeth Bailey (née Jordan) (purchasers of Hainault Apartments)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRK-VQK : 8 November 2017), Daniel Herbert Bailey, 1956l http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/de263144-0141-4086-8a10-b0648d5cc2f4.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGVY-5KB8 : 17 December 2018), Daniel Herbert Bailey, ; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 184835063, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184835063: “Daniel Herbert Bailey; Birth: 28 May 1895, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 3 Dec 1956 (aged 61), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 184835063.”

Daniel Herbert Bailey, death notice, Vancouver Sun, December 4, 1956, page 32, column 3.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1D-1R2 : 8 November 2017), Ruth Elizabeth Bailey, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8861af70-e87a-48f6-bd0b-0882cbfe6132.

Ruth Bailey, death notice, Vancouver Sun, April 14, 1982, page 16, column 6.

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