Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 65, Lot 42.
Joseph Ambrose Russell, a prominent Vancouver lawyer, hired Warren H. Milner of Seattle to design the house. (Warren Milner also designed the Horse Show Building, which was about a block away from the Russell house. Part of the Horse Show Building appears in the far left background in the photograph above.)
The house was ready by 1910; the Russell family lived there until about 1937, when Mrs. Annie Armstrong began to use the property as a rooming house.
See the additional material at this link: Robson and Chilco Streets
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 December 30, 2013].
|Owner:||Russell, J. A.|
|Architect:||Milner, W. H.|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 41-42|
|Street Name:||Chilco Street & Robson Street|
|Remarks:||Frame d house (1973 Robson Street)|
Vancouver directory listings for 1973 Robson Street:
|1910 to 1937||Russell, Joseph Ambrose|