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393 W 13th Ave, Vancouver BC
2840 Yukon St
In 1909, two houses were built by Isabella Campbell for her children, Annie and Howard, and Howard’s wife Idella. The house at 2840 Yukon Street (now 393 W 13th Ave) was occupied by Annie, and the house at 2850 Yukon Street (395 W 13th Ave) by Howard and Idella. The Annie Campbell Residence is located at the north-east corner of the intersection of Yukon Street and West 13th Avenue, and (Along with 2850 Yukon Street) remained in the Campbell family until 1990s.
The Annie Campbell and Howard & Idella Campbell Residences were, respectively, designed by M.C. Griffith and P. Ternan. The houses resemble the Edwardian era Foursquare Style, characterized by their symmetrical design, and the division of the houses into four main rooms separated by a central stair.
The Annie Campbell Residence has a hipped, bell-cast roof, wooden shingles, and various original windows including casement sets and stained/leaded glass. There used to be an open porch at the north-west corner of the house, which is now closed.
Contrary to what is more common in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the Annie Campbell and the Howard & Idella Campbell Residences originally faced he flanking Yukon Street, not 13th Avenue. They have since been re-positioned to face 13th Avenue.
The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood was named after the Irish birthplace of H.V. Edmonds’ wife. He was the original owner of much of Mount Pleasant. Most streets in Mount Pleasant were named after Edmond’s relatives, the Canadian provinces, or the neighbourhood inhabitants’ backgrounds. The neighbourhood still has many significant homes and other buildings dating from the 1890s to 1920s.
Jurian ter Horst, Donald Luxton & Associates: Mount Pleasant Historic Context Statement, City of Vancouver Policy Report Development and Building: 2840-2850 Yukon Street 2017, City of Vancouver; Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Heritage Group, Vancouver Building Permits, VHF House Styles