1000 Denman Street

I updated the page on 1000 Denman Street, which was on the southeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street. For most of its life it was a grocery store, chocolate shop, and bakery.

In the 1950s, the site became part of a service station lot, and it later formed part of the Denman Place complex.

I added illustrations and information on the uses of the property over the years.

(Note: in the plan below, the street number appears as “1004” rather than its normal number of “1000.”)

 

1004 Denman Street; 1008 Denman Street; 1012 Denman Street; 1020 Denman Street; detail from Chas. E. Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 55 [Cardero Street to Haro Street to Denman Street to Comox Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-55-cardero-street-to-haro-street-to-denman-street-to-comox-street.

Sidney Ernest Thorpe (1889-1959)

Shelly's horse drawn bread wagon - 601 West 10th Avenue; June 15, 1923; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 21577; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/402/21577.jpg.

Shelly’s horse drawn bread wagon – 601 West 10th Avenue; June 15, 1923; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 21577; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/402/21577.jpg.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1009.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1009.

I added a new page on Sidney Ernest Thorpe. He was a driver for the baking firm of Shelly Brothers. He lived at 996 Denman Street in 1915.

(The photograph above shows a Shelly Brothers wagon with an unidentified man as the driver.)

Shelly Brothers

Shelly’s Bread wagon, detail from Stores on Denman Street, 1928, Vancouver City Archives, Str N267.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/stores-on-denman-street.

Shelly’s Bread wagon, detail from Stores on Denman Street, 1928, Vancouver City Archives, Str N267.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/stores-on-denman-street.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1223 [selected and edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1223 [selected and edited image].

I added a new page on Shelly Brothers, which was a bakery firm.

The Shelly brothers were William Curtis Shelly (1878-1951) and Frederick Shelly (1886-1948).

The main business location of Shelly Brothers was at 2533 Ash Street. In 1914 there was also a branch at 740 Denman Street, which Shelly Brothers had taken over from Hoy and Sons.

(Further information on the Hoy family appears on the page for Charles Hoy.)