Herbert Mahlon Burwell (1862-1925)

Herbert M. Burwell, Vancouver City Archives, Port P473, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/herbert-m-burwell
Herbert M. Burwell, Vancouver City Archives, Port P473, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/herbert-m-burwell
Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 638.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1913, Part 1, page 665.

I updated the page on Herbert Mahlon Burwell, who was a surveyor.

He lived at 913 Denman Street from 1900 to 1912, and next door at 1821 Barclay Street from 1913 to 1925.

I added illustrations and biographical information.

Thomas Frank Paterson (1869-1951)

Thomas Frank Paterson, Northern Who’s Who: a Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 645; https://archive.org/details/northernwhoswhob01park/page/645/mode/1up.

I updated the page on Thomas Frank Paterson, who lived at 1100 Haro Street from 1904 to 1928.

I added a modern image of the former location of the K. and D. Golfette Club, which was an indoor miniature golf club at 2242 West Fourth Avenue.

Vancouver Sun, November 1, 1930, page 16, column 4.
2242 West Fourth Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 19, 2020.

I also added a modern image of the former location of the Paterson house at 2346 Third Avenue in Vancouver. The property is currently part of the Safeway store at 2315 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P2.

2346 West Third Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, approximate location; Google Streets, searched November 19, 2020, image dated June 2019.


Bathing scene, English Bay, Vancouver, B.C., about 1907; Vancouver City Archives, AM1052 P-55; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/bathing-scene-english-bay-vancouver-b-c-2.
West of Denman area (outlined in red); detail from Canadian Pacific map of Vancouver (west half), May 1890; Vancouver City Archives, MAP 10; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/sectional-map-of-west-end-and-kitsilano.
English Bay Beach and West of Denman buildings; Vancouver, British Columbia, November 19, 2020.

This site is about the history of the West End in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, especially from Denman Street on the east to Stanley Park on the west.

You’ll find information about early houses and other buildings in this area, along with biographies of many people who lived here from about 1890 to 1920.

The links below lead to the various sections on this site.

About this Site
Historical Background
Streets – A to H
Streets – I to Z
Named Buildings
Biographies A-M
Biographies N-Z
Business Names
Elsewhere in the West End

Navigating this site. You can find information in several ways.

  • Click on an item in the index list above.
  • Use the dropdown lists at the top of the page. The main categories refer to business names, named buildings, street addresses and biographies.
  • Use the search box near the top of the screen. This search applies to everything on the site, including the blog posts and the other pages on this site.
  • Click on tags in the tag cloud. The tags refer to the general occupations in the biographies. These tags apply only to the blog posts.

Please let me know what you think. If you have any questions, comments, or additional information, I would be pleased to hear from you.

Note: if you are interested in Vancouver history, check out Eve Lazarus’s “Top 10 Vancouver History Blogs of 2019,” December 29, 2019; http://evelazarus.com/my-favourite-vancouver-history-blogs-of-2019/.

Robert Moen

Thomas Frank Paterson (1869-1951)

Thomas F. Paterson, British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, by E. O. S. Scholefield and Frederick William Howay, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913, volume 3, facing page 10; https://archive.org/details/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft/page/11/mode/1up.

I added a new page on Thomas Frank Paterson.

He was an agriculturalist, newspaperman and lumberman. He lived at 1100 Haro Street from 1904 to 1928.