1914 Robson Street

1914 Robson Street – detail from National Air Photo Library BC 12-25; reproduced in Above Canada: Then and Now, John McQuarrie, Ottawa, Magic Light Publishing, 1999, page 193.

 

1914 Robson Street, 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

1914 Robson Street was on the south side of Robson Street, west of Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 9.

 

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.

 

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

 

1914 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.

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 1902 to 1920:

1902 to 1906 McGregor, Duncan Campbell
1907 to 1908; 1915 White, William, K.C.
1909 Clement, William Henry Pope
1910 to 1914 Cowdry, John
1916 to 1920 Steven, Andrew Carlyle

 

Vancouver Province, June 16, 1906, page 22, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 1, 1920, page 8, column 7.

 

The house later offered rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Province, December 4, 1928, page 15, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, October 27, 1936, page 15, column 5.

 

In 1937, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, November 12, 1937, page 28, column 7.

 

The house continued to offer rental accommodation until the 1960s.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 14, 1939, page 22, column 1.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 13, 1959, page 47, column 2.

 

A fire damaged the house in 1962.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 9, 1962, page 25, columns 1-3.

 

Vancouver Province, June 9, 1962, page 3, columns 4-5. [Note: the building was older than 1914, since the directory listings go back to 1902.]

By the summer of 1963, a new 10-storey rental apartment building was on the site. It was called “Park Terrace,” and the address was 1914 Robson Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 4, 1963, page 41, column 5.

 

1914 Robson Street; Google Streets; searched May 15, 2019; image dated October 2018.

 

Sources

Welcome to Park Terrace; http://www.vancouversuite.ca/property/ParkTerrace

Park Terrace, 1914 Robson Street; http://urbandb.com/canada/british-columbia/vancouver/park-terrace/index.html#.XNz1WRRKjIU.

Park Terrace, 1914 Robson Street, http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=54088.

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