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3837 Alexandra St

Photo Credit: Kelly Borget

Address

3837 Alexandra St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Shaughnessy

Type

Residential

Protection

D

Significance

B

Description

This Arts & Crafts home in First Shaughnessy was built in 1910 for Leslie Havelock Wright (1868-1948). Wright worked as a stationery agent for the CPR and later as an insurance agent.

Prentice Bloedel resided in this house in the 1940s and 50s. Prentice was the son of Julius Harold Bloedel, a Seattle lawyer who set up the Bloedel, Stewart and Welch logging company on Vancouver Island in the 1930s (which became MacMillan Bloedel in 1951). Prentice took over the company when his father died.

Improvements were conducted on the property in 2013. In 2017, the owner of 3837 Alexandra Street applied to the City of Vancouver to renovate the home and relocate the existing dwelling on the property. The renovations were ongoing as of August 2018.

Alexandra Street is named after Queen Alexandra (1894-1925), widowed consort of King Edward VII.

Unsourced Descriptions

https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/macmillan/items/1.0349756

Source

British Columbia City Directories 1860-1955, BC Assessment