2222 Macdonald St, Vancouver BC
This 1912 Vancouver Craftsman vernacular is one of three addresses, neighbouring houses on the block built by William Lockie and H.L. Wilson, each at a value of $2500.
1912 the address is listed as 2218 (?) and first occupant is Phillip C. Chapman with JZ Hall & Co. Ltd. The directories show a ” Hall JZ Co. Ltd, James Z Hall- Notary Public Abraham H. Cowherd Notary Public, Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Agents at 734 Hastings W, Phone Seymour 658.” We’re included a map of Pt Grey in the gallery stamped with JZ Hall to show its connection to the occupant, his occupation and the context of business in the city at the time of the pre-WWI boom years.
Builder William Lockie constructed over 10 houses in the 2000-2200 blocks of Macdonald Street in 1911, in a Vancouver Craftsman style, similar to each other.
The Craftsman style of house was a popular choice for builders in Kitsilano, including Lockie & Miller, Bentley & Wear and the Vernon Brothers. The Craftsman style emerged from the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th Century. It was a style builders could take on without the services of an architect, and generally used locally sourced materials. With its popularity spanning a 20-year period, several variations of Craftsman houses developed, three of which are particular to Vancouver: traditional Craftsman, Vancouver Craftsman and Craftsman Bungalow. Each was influenced by builders’ budgets and changes in taste over time and the adaptations in design to suit both large and small lots in neighbourhoods across the city. Macdonald Street gets its name from Sir John Alexander Macdonald (1815-91), first prime minister of Canada.
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