Photo Credit: Rick Horne
1129 Pendrell St, Vancouver BC
VHF True Colours
This house was built in 1899. The builder is unknown. John and Isabella Evans were the first residents. John Evans was a custom broker and forwarding agent. Their daughter Gertrude was a stenographer. A relatively unusual aspect of this house was that they were both listed as the homeowners. Later residents were Everard Neve, a violinist, and Albert Lawson in real estate. In 1916, there was a J.H. Singleton, printers, at the rear of the house. In 1929, the house was owned by Jessie Stump and had been divided into 3 suites.
The house is a Victorian house on the cusp of the Edwardian age with features from both eras. Some points of interest are the plain but somewhat unusually designed bargeboards on the front and sides. The west side features a gabled side bay. The main floor front window features a bit of attractive stained glass that has survived intact.
The house is painted in VHF True Colours: Body – Craftsman Brown, Trim and Watertable – Edwardian Buff, Sash – Gloss Black, Gable – Kitsilano Gold, Deck and Stairs – Edwardian Porch Grey.
Blair Petrie, Mole Hill Living Heritage