Doud, Charles

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 719

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 719

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 580 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 580 (edited image)

Charles Doud was the proprietor of the Boston Lunch restaurant, which was at 439 West Hastings Street in 1912.

Charles Doud was living at 1869 Pendrell Street in 1912.

He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver.

1912 1869 Pendrell Street
1913 number 6, Gilford Court (1901 Pendrell Street)
1914 1703 Stephens Street
1916 2466 West Fifth Avenue

It appears that there were several Boston Lunch restaurants businesses in North America, including Newport, Rhode Island; New York City; Des Moines, Iowa; and San Francisco, California. It is not clear if they were part of a larger chain, or if they were just local businesses using a common name.

Boston Lunch was in business in Vancouver from about 1912 to 1916. It became an incorporated company in 1915.

By 1916, Boston Lunch had established several locations in Vancouver.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 497 (edited image)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1916, page 497 (edited image)

In 1915, a group of unemployed workers rioted in Vancouver. They damaged several downtown businesses, including one of the Boston Lunch locations.

Omineca Miner, Hazelton, British Columbia, April 10, 1915, page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/ominecaminer/items/1.0083482#p0z-3r0f:

Omineca Miner, Hazelton, British Columbia, April 10, 1915, page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/ominecaminer/items/1.0083482#p0z-3r0f:

In 1916, Boston Lunch became part of the White Lunch restaurant organization.

“Business Notes,” British Columbia Record, August 4, 1916, page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xbcrecord/items/1.017036#p0z2r0f:

“Business Notes,” British Columbia Record, August 4, 1916, page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xbcrecord/items/1.017036#p0z2r0f:

“Business Notes,” British Columbia Record, August 14, 1916, page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xbcrecord/items/1.0170416#p0z1r0f:

“Business Notes,” British Columbia Record, August 14, 1916, page 1; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/bcnewspapers/xbcrecord/items/1.0170416#p0z1r0f:

After 1916, Charles Doud did not appear in the Vancouver directories, and there is little other confirmed information about him.

In 1918, the Vancouver World published a legal notice, relating to the North American Lumber Company’s $25,000 judgment against Fred Wyker and Charles Doud. The sheriff was going to sell Mr. Wyker’s and Mr. Doud’s interest in “Lot 11, In Block 28, in the subdivision of District Lot 541, Group 1, Vancouver District.” It is not clear if this Charles Doud is the same person who was involved with the Boston Lunch on Hastings Street.

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Doud, Chas.
Architect: Crowe & Wilson
Builder: Crowe & Wilson
Legal Address: DL: 541 Block: 28 Sub: Resub: Lot: 11
Date (Y-M-D): 1904-09-27
Street Number:
Street Name: Hastings Street
Value: $6,000.00
Remarks: Brick & stone store & dwelling
Reference ID: VN-8184-8185-43

Heritage Vancouver; Vancouver Building Permits; searched September 7, 2016.

There was a Charles Doud living in San Francisco, California, in 1920. He was employed as a bartender in a saloon. It is not clear if this is the same person who was in Vancouver.

The property at 439 West Hastings Street later became the site of Rogers Jewellers.

Flood damage at Rogers [Jewellers Limited at 439 West Hastings Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/flood-damage-at-rogers-jewellers-limited-at-439-west-hastings-street

Flood damage at Rogers [Jewellers Limited at 439 West Hastings Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/flood-damage-at-rogers-jewellers-limited-at-439-west-hastings-street

In 1938, the old building was demolished.

Corner of Hastings and Richards Street; 400 block of West Hastings prior to demolition on February 3, 1938. Vancouver City Archives; Str N72; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/corner-of-hastings-and-richards-street.

Corner of Hastings and Richards Street; 400 block of West Hastings prior to demolition on February 3, 1938. Vancouver City Archives; Str N72; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/corner-of-hastings-and-richards-street.

Detail from Corner of Hastings and Richards Street; 400 block of West Hastings prior to demolition on February 3, 1938. Vancouver City Archives; Str N72; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/corner-of-hastings-and-richards-street.

Detail from Corner of Hastings and Richards Street; 400 block of West Hastings prior to demolition on February 3, 1938. Vancouver City Archives; Str N72; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/corner-of-hastings-and-richards-street.

The new building that appeared shortly afterward was still there in 2016.

Northeast corner of Hastings Street and Richards Street. Google Streets: searched September 7, 2016; image dated April 2009.

Northeast corner of Hastings Street and Richards Street. Google Streets: searched September 7, 2016; image dated April 2009.

 

Sources

Restaurant Ware Collectors Network; Boston Lunch; http://www.restaurantwarecollectors.com/forums/showwiki.php?title=Boston-Lunch.

Vancouver Daily World, July 31, 1918, page 15: “Sheriff’s Sale of Land. In the Matter of the Executlon Act, and in the Matter of a Judgment in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In the action of the North American Lumber Company, Limited, Plaintiff, against Fred Wyker and Charles Doud, Defendants. Take notice that in pursuance of the Order of the Honorable Mr. Justice Morrison, dated the 8th day of April, A D. 1918, as amended by the Order of the. Hon. Mr. Justice Murphy, dated the 28th day of June, 1918, I will offer for sale at my office, Courthouse, Vancouver, B. C, on Wednesday, the 7th day of August, 1918, at 12 o’clock noon, all the right, title and interest of the above-named defendants in a certain parcel or tract of land known as: Lot 11, In Block 28, in the Subdivision of District Lot 541, Group 1, Vancouver District. The following charges are registered against the said lands: (1) Judgment in the North American Lumber Company, Limited, vs. Fred Wyker and Charles Doud, dated the 28th day of September, 1917, for $25,510.43 and $130.96 for costs; said Judgment was registered on the 19th day of October, 1917. Charles Macdonald, Sheriff for County of Vancouver.”

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHW2-CLP : 14 December 2015), Charles Doud in household of Liberty Bottomley, San Francisco Assembly District 26, San Francisco, California, United States; citing sheet 4B,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,134.

Vancouver As It Was, E. A. Morris; https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/e-a-morris/. (Includes photographs of the north side of the 400 block of West Hasting Street.)