1973 Robson Street

1973 Robson Street - Vancouver City Archives - M-11-59 - A Vancouver residence [in the West End probably on the northeast corner of Robson Street and Chilco Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-residence-in-west-end-probably-on-northeast-corner-of-robson-street-and-chilco-street;rad

1973 Robson Street – Vancouver City Archives – M-11-59 – A Vancouver residence [in the West End probably on the northeast corner of Robson Street and Chilco Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-residence-in-west-end-probably-on-northeast-corner-of-robson-street-and-chilco-street;rad

1973 Robson Street was a large house on a sloped lot at the northeast corner of Robson Street and Chilco Street.

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.

Chilco Street between Alberni Street and Robson Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street

Chilco Street between Alberni Street and Robson Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street

See the additional material at this link: Robson and Chilco Streets
https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/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].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Russell, J. A.
Architect: Milner, W. H.
Builder: Cox, E.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot: 41-42
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-03-25
Street Number: 1973
Street Name: Chilco Street & Robson Street
Value: $5,000.00
Remarks: Frame d house (1973 Robson Street)
Reference ID: VN-3017-3017-79

Vancouver directory listings for 1973 Robson Street:

1910 to 1937 Russell, Joseph Ambrose
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