1972 Robson Street was on the south-east corner of Robson Street and Chilco Street.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 66, Lot 13.
There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched May 17, 2019].
|Owner:||Dolton, W. G.|
|Architect:||Dolton, W. G.|
|Builder:||Crowe & Wilson|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 66 Sub: Resub: Lot: 13|
|Street Name:||Chilco Street & Robson Street|
NOTE: the reference to “W.G. Dolton” as the owner and architect should probably be to W.T. Dalton. William Tinniswood Dalton (1854-1931) was an architect who lived at 1972 Robson Street from 1904 to 1919.
Vancouver directory listings from 1904 to 1920:
|Dalton, William Tinniswood||1904 to 1918|
|Connell, Jasper Spence||1919 to 1920|
In 1920 and 1927, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
In 1933, the house was for rent as a “private residence only.”
The house continued to offer rental accommodation until the early 1950s.
In April 1953, house wreckers were demolishing the house.
By May 1953, a new apartment building was under construction on the site.
The contractor was Menlo Everett Giddings (1897-1954).
The new building had a provisional address of 1990 Robson Street, although the address later reverted to 1972 Robson Street.
The building used the cooperative association method of ownership.
William Tinniswood Dalton (1854-1931): Memorable Manitobans; http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/dalton_wt.shtml
William Tinniswood Dalton, Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/813
1972 Robson Street, Vancouver; https://www.condoinvancouver.ca/1972-robson
1972 Robson Street; https://bccondos.net/1972-robson-st
Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide, by Harold Kalman and Robin Ward; Vancouver, Douglas and McIntyre, 2012, page 177: “A softer form of 1950s modernism is 1972 Robson Street, in the manner of Semmens & Simpson, who designed numerous blocks like this in the area.”
Menlo Everett Giddings (builder of apartment building at 1972 Robson Street)
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5Y-6FS : 8 November 2017), Menlo Everett Giddings, 1954; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7f8f52e7-9241-461c-9053-662a52df3f5d.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLLM-5L4 : 8 November 2017), Jean Grace Giddings, 1985; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/916e948a-bfaa-4182-b3c1-5250f091078d [wife of Menlo Everett Giddings].