Brick Kitchen Approved for Wing Sang & Co. – July 5, 1898

Brick Kitchen Approved for Wing Sang & Co. – July 5, 1898

Plans were submitted by J. Young for brick kitchen to be built for Wing Sang & Co * on Lot 26, Block 13, DL196, DuPont Street. Plan approved subject to plan being deposited in the City Engineer’s Office. This photo from 1901 shows the Wing Sang Co., Mr. Yip Sang with children and family members.

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Hal Bell-Irving

CVA 689-51 – [Yip Sang with children and family members
in front of Wing Sang Company building at 51 East Pender]

Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31
Volume 8 pages 370 – 374

[Volume 8 page] 370

Vancouver July 5th 1898.

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday July 5th 1898 at 2 P.M.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Painter, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From the Secretary of the Orange Association extending a cordial invitation to the Mayor and Council to attend the 12th of July Celebrations.

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman Foreman,
That the invitation be accepted with thanks.
Carried

From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.
Filed

From Bert Willson asking for a reduction on the Circus License.
Filed

The following Reports were received and read:

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday June 30th 1898
Present: The full Board

A communication was received from Miss B.J. Peters, Secretary of the Local Council of Women, asking for an annual grant from Council for the Victoria Order of Nurses.
Filed

[Volume 8 page] 371

The Board then adjourned.

Sgd Jas McQueen
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman Bruce,
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Fire and Police Committee

The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday June 28th 1898.
Present: Alderman McMorran, Townley, McQueen and Brown.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following accounts were ordered to be paid:-

McLennan & McFeely Supplies $3.13

J. Dodson Supplies $20.10

Gutta Percha & Rubber Co. Supplies $900.00

R.A. Muskett Supplies $28.40

Thos. Clough Express $1.50

W.A. Cumyow Interpreting $12.00

H.E. Langis Examinations $10.00

Vancouver Transfer Co. Hack $2.00

C. Casselman Supplies $4.00

Wm. Ralph Supplies $7.50

C. Clark Supplies $1.15

W.J. McGuigan Inquests $30.00

City Treasurer Transportation $11.75

Nelson Co. Supplies $12.76

A. Poole Post Mortems $15.00

J. Gibbins Attendance $5.00

E. Clough Supplies $8.60

Communications

From the Chief of Police, asking for permission to hire a patrol wagon for the 1st and 2nd of July.
Resolved that his request be granted.

From the Chief of Police, suggesting that an inspection be made of the wharves and approaches thereto for the first of July.

[Volume 8 page] 372

Resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to inspect the wharves and close them if he considered them unsafe.

From W.B. Ross, making a complaint about Night Watchman Cabbie.
Filed

Resolved that the Willson Circus be allowed to erect their tent on Cambie Street grounds provided that they deposit $50.00 as a guarantee that they will leave the grounds in as good a condition as they found them.

Sgd R.A. McMorran
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McMorran
Seconded by Alderman Bruce,
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on the 30th of June 1898.
Present: Alderman Painter, Neelands, Foreman and McMorran.

Plans were submitted by J. Young for brick kitchen to be built for Wing Sang & Co (see comments below) on Lot 26, Block 13, DL196, DuPont Street. Plan approved subject to plan being deposited in the City Engineer’s Office.

Mr. White had submitted plans for an addition in rear of Messrs McDonnell & Co’s store, Miller Block Cordova Street.
Plan approved as submitted

Correspondence

From J. Ker, Secretary of Trades & Labour Council, re subletting of Curbing on Wood Block Paving Contract.
Filed

[Volume 8 page] 373

From Oppenheimer Bros, re proposed resurface of 264A.
Laid Over

From Chas K. Vahey, asking permission to put bicycle stands on the streets.
Laid Over

From J Mason & Co., in reference to sanitary condition of lane in Block 26200A
Referred to the Health Inspector

From Percy Evans, asking for sewerage in lane between Barkley & Nelson.
Referred to City Engineer

From the City Engineer, giving cost of proposed Sea wall at Westminster Avenue across False Creek.
Filed for reference

From Hope Graveley & Co in reference to connecting with sewer on Lot 4, Block 15, DL196.
Filed

Resolved that the express stand at Hastings Street be moved around the corner to Carroll Street where it will be out of the way of the general traffic.

The following accounts were ordered to be paid:-

McLennan & McFeely Supplies $81.67

B.C. M. T & T. Co Supplies $27.57

Thos Veitch Delivery of crushed rock $114.94

Armstrong & Morrison Supplies $7.42

Evans, Coleman & Evans Supplies $14.70

Pay Roll Bituminous Rock $160.75

Sgd H.J. Painter
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Painter,
Seconded by Alderman McMorran,
That the report be adopted.
Carried

[Volume 8 page] 374

Motions

Moved by Alderman Neelands,
Seconded by Alderman McMorran,
That Mr Shephard be allowed to erect a signal pole at the foot of Howe Street.
Carried

The Council then adjourned.

James F. Garden
July 11th 1898

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Additional research from transcriber Hal Bell-Irving

Re: Wing Sang & Co.
Yip Sang had 4 wives and 24 children! This building has quite a history in Vancouver as you can see by the attached articles. It may be the oldest building in Chinatown, was renovated by Bob Rennie in 2004 his office and an art gallery and has recently been sold to a Society who will create a Chinese Canadian Museum.

Here are some links to a few of the articles I found:

Chinatown’s Oldest Building to Become Museum Celebrating BC’s Chinese-Canadians by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun

Wing Sang & Co, East Pender Street on ChangingVancouver.com

The Wing Sang Building: A Door to History, Jessica Hardy on Rennie.com