1951 Robson Street

1951 Robson Street – about 1911 – A Vancouver residence – Vancouver City Archives – M-11-59 – detail; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/vancouver-residence-in-west-end-probably-on-northeast-corner-of-robson-street-and-chilco-street

1951 Robson Street was on the north side of the 1900 block of Robson Street, west of Chilco Street.

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

1951 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.

1951 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 January 11, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1920.

1905 to 1907 (listed as 1957 Robson Street under Vancouver street listings) Richards, Susan
1908 to 1910; 1913 to 1914; 1917 to 1918 Robertson, William Ritchie
1911 to 1916 Richards, Susan
1919 de Wet, Thomas Oloff
1920 Furber, Montague

After 1920, the house continued to be a private residence until the 1940s.

Vancouver Sun, May 26, 1936, page 3, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, May 26, 1936, page 3, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, November 26, 1938, page 13, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, November 26, 1938, page 13, column 7.

Vancouver Province, December 5, 1938, page 8, column 1.

Vancouver Province, December 5, 1938, page 8, column 1.

Vancouver Province, April 2, 1940, page 10, column 1.

Vancouver Province, April 2, 1940, page 10, column 1.

From the 1940s to the 1950s (and perhaps later) the house was a rooming house.

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1942, page 25, column 1.

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1942, page 25, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, January 22, 1958, page 36, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, January 22, 1958, page 36, column 2.

By 1968, the house at 1951 Robson Street was gone, and the Knightsbridge Apartments occupied the site, along with the site of the house that had been at 1933 Robson Street. The address of the apartment building was 1933 Robson Street.

1933 Robson Street, source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

1933 Robson Street, source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 12, 1968, page 43, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, October 12, 1968, page 43, column 1.

 

1933 Robson Street; Google Streets, searched January 13, 2019; image dated August 2015.

1933 Robson Street; Google Streets, searched January 13, 2019; image dated August 2015.

 

Sources

Knightsbridge Apartments, 1933 Robson Street; Prospero International Realty Inc., http://www.prospero.ca/residential/downtown-west-end/14-knightsbridge-apartments.