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Introduction

West End - Postcard - Looking west down Davie Street

West End – Postcard – Looking west down Davie Street

This site is about the history of the West End in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, starting in the late 1800s and running to about 1920. It deals mostly with the West of Denman area, which runs from Denman Street on the east to Stanley Park on the west, and from Coal Harbour on the north to English Bay on the south.

This is an outline of what is on the site:

  1. Historical Background, including street layout and street names
  2. Houses and individual named buildings
  3. Biographies and business names

The About page gives more details on the general nature of this site.

At this point, I haven’t included many pictures showing the buildings that are currently on each site. Below are sources for some current buildings. I don’t have any connection to these sites, but they are useful:

  1. Vancouver Real Estate: Les Twarog and Sonja Pederson: Strata Building Location Map for West End: http://www.6717000.com/downtownmaps/map6-l.php
  2. Vancouver Real Estate: Les Twarog and Sonja Pederson: Strata Building List for West End: http://www.6717000.com/region-6.html#listofbuildings

Herbert William Baker (1869-1959)

I added a new page on Herbert William Baker. He was a life insurance agent and a real estate and financial broker. He lived at 2020 Beach Avenue in 1905.

Charles Barnard

I added a new page on Charles Barnard. He was a clerk with Edward Arthur Morris’s tobacco shop in Vancouver. He lived at 1151 Denman Street in 1912.

John Barnes

I added a new page on John Barnes. He was a contractor who lived at 1876 Pendrell Street in 1919. No further information is available for him at this time.

Donald Bain Finlayson (1861-1947)

I added a new page on Donald Bain Finlayson. He was an accountant who lived at 743 Denman Street in 1906.

William Alexander Barber (1872-after 1917)

I added a new page on William Alexander Barber. He was a bookkeeper who lived at 1830 Morton Avenue in 1915 and 1916.

Note: the family information for William Alexander Barber is tentative at this time.

Leonard Wilfred Bailey (1880-1951)

I added a new page on Leonard Wilfred Bailey. He was a grocer who lived at 2032 Beach Avenue in 1904 and 1906.

Adam Balmer (1863-1943)

Park Superintendent House - Beach Ave - detail from St Pk P267 -http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/superindendents-residence-at-beach-avenue-entrance

Park Superintendent House – Beach Ave – detail from St Pk P267 -http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/superindendents-residence-at-beach-avenue-entrance

I added a new page on Adam Balmer. He was the superintendent of Stanley Park from about 1910 to 1913. He lived at 1155 Park Road from 1910 to 1913.

William A. Banks

I added a new page on William A. Banks. He lived at 786 Gilford Street in 1918. He may have been a salesman or real estate agent.

A.L. Cecil

I added a new page for A. L. Cecil. This person was at 2047 Pendrell Street in the 1912 Henderson’s directory for Vancouver. However, there is no A.L. Cecil under the listings for names from 1910 to 1914. No further information is available at this time.

Arthur Carton

I added a new page on Arthur Carton. He lived at 761 Denman Street in 1916. No further information is available for him.

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