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1462 Graveley St

Photo Credit: Gina Gverster


1462 Graveley St, Vancouver BC








The houses on the 1400 block of Graveley Street were all constructed around the year 1909. This Edwardian home is one of only three remaining on the south side of the street following the construction of the apartment building at 1436 Graveley St. in the early 1980s.

Notable early residents at 1462 Graveley St. include the family of Henry Perry (1916-1918), who worked as a bookbinder at Clarke and Stuart Books and Stationary (est. 1895) on Cordova Street. The home’s longest residents in the early 20th century were the Stuarts. The blacksmith Duncan W. Stuart and his wife Bercie owned and lived in the home together from 1920 onwards. According to 1921 census data, their son Martin was living with them at the time. Following Duncan’s death in 1925, Bercie lived in the home until 1947. For the next four years, 1462 Graveley St. was home to Richard Walter Major, a noted Canadian artist from Ontario, who spent the last several decades of his life in British Columbia.



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