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3994-3996 W 10th Ave

Photo Credit: Robert Henrickson

Address

3994-3996 W 10th Ave, Vancouver BC

Alternate Address

3990 10th Avenue

Neighbourhood

Point Grey

Type

Residential

Grants

VHF Restore It 2008

Significance

B

Description

This two storey Craftsman, built in 1913, was one of the first houses to be built west of Alma following the 1911 extension of the streetcar line along West 10th. Architect W.S. Amos designed this home as a duplex, with a unique top-bottom division into two matching petite flats. The house was developed and owned by J. Gordon Campbell- a local real estate agent- until 1934. The original address (3990 W 10th Ave) changed in 1921.
The house held multiple tenants at certain points of time. It is an early example of a duplex.
Distinct features include: board and batten cladding, delicate stained glass and leaded windows, diamond patterned fir floors, and unpainted wainscoting and beamed ceilings. The front sun rooms were probably first constructed as open porches. The garden contains a giant English Walnut that is probably as old as the house.
The house was added to the Vancouver Heritage Register in 2006 as a B-listing. In 2008, the chimney was replaced with the assistance of a VHF Restore It grant. The house was a stop on the 2007 VHF Open Vancouver Heritage House Tours.

Source

VHF Heritage House Tour Brochure 2007, VHF Files, Vancouver Building Permits