Photo Credit: Gina Gverster
3048 Ontario St, Vancouver BC
The property at what is now 3048 Ontario Street was built in 1910 and was first listed in 1912 as 3044 Ontario. The architect was Thomas Angus, who built multiple homes in Vancouver from 1909 onward. The house is identical to its neighbour at 3050 Ontario Street.
The first owner of the house, listed in 1912, was Vernon Llewellyn Denton, a teacher from New Brunswick. He resided in the home for one year. Vernon Llewellyn Denton was born in Shediac, New Brunswick on April 25 1881. He arrived in Vancouver in 1908, married Jane Elizabeth in 1910 and became a school inspector until 1914. He subsequently moved to Victoria in 1917 where he taught history and geography. In later years, he became principal of the Provincial Normal School in Victoria from 1932 until his sudden death in 1944.
Denton wrote and co-wrote multiple books, and atlases including the BC edition of A New World Geography for Canadian Schools, The Far West Coast (1924), and Simon Frazer (1929) in the Ryerson Canadian History Readers Series.
The house’s style is Gabled Vernacular with a spindle trim above the front porch door, shiplap and shingle cladding, leaded glass windows, and a small off-centre gable.
Heritage Vancouver Building Permits Database, VPL British Columbia City Directories 1860-1955, Changing Vancouver Blog