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Bowser House

Photo Credit: Bob Hare

Address

1164 Comox St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Mole Hill

Type

Residential

Grants

VHF True Colours 2016

Significance

A

Description

Built in 1894-1895, the house features a recessed entry, wrap-around porch, massing, decorative shingles and multi-paned windows. It was raised in 1913.

Francis Bowser was a shipping agent who was later instrumental in the development of Kerrisdale. He served as Reeve of Point Grey from 1910-1911 and his brother William later became Attorney-General and Premier of British Columbia.

This house is painted in VHF True Colours: Body – Pendrell Red, Trim and Watertable – Pendrell Verdigris, Sash – Gloss Black, Deck and Stairs – Edwardian Porch Grey

Source

Mole Hill website, Vancouver Heritage Foundation Phase II 1986 Summary Report, Vancouver Building Permits