Friday, July 19, 2013
900 Block Semlin Drive
The house sits on the north 40 of a double lot - lot size of 40 X 66 - which makes this a lot of house compared with other century old buildings of the city.
As you know, I am writing entries on the premiers of this province and Charles Semlin is next up.
In this case, it's four houses on 30 X 50 foot lots with a very narrow lane behind. In fact, the lane itself is unusual being too narrow even for cars.
On December 11, 1912, permits were issued to owner and builder George J. Thompson and the architect is listed as A.A. Morrison. This pair also handled 948 Semlin earlier in 1912.
This style of a small home and a few variants remained popular through the 1920s.
I would like to thank the Grandview Heritage Group for the information on the homes and to the book Namely Vancouver by Tom Snyders and Jennifer O'Rourke for the information on Semlin Drive.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
Karen Magill, Semlin Drive, history, Vancouver Craftsman, architect British Columbia,builder, Kitsilano, Grandview, Woodland,