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1162 Rose St

Photo Credit: Christine Allen
Photo Source: http://davidcampbellrealty.com/mylistings.html/details-9550702


1162 Rose St, Vancouver BC








This two-and-a-half-storey Edwardian home was built in 1911 for a value of $3,800. This sum was much higher than that of houses built at the same time in other parts of Grandview, such as those along Odlum Drive. An interesting feature visible on the exterior of the house is the steep wooden ladder that ascends from the second-floor balcony up to the third floor of the house. This ladder used to reach a third-floor balcony that has since been enclosed to expand the interior footage of the top floor.

1162 Rose St. experienced many different occupants during the first half of the 20th century. Amongst the many one-year residents were a few who stayed longer. The Reverend A. MacLennan lived at this address (listed as 1162½ Rose St) from 1913 to 1920. Later homeowners and grocers John and Mary Snelgrove lived here with their four children from 1922 to 1931. Syd and Violet Bush resided here from 1936 to 1944. Syd worked as a police officer with the Canadian National Railway, a specialized police force that was formed in 1923 and still exists today.


British Columbia City Directories 1860-1955, Heritage Vancouver Building Permits Database, City of Vancouver Archives