Dominion Motor Car Company – detail from City of Vancouver Archives – English Bay Beach, 1917 – CVA 99-214 (probably about 1911 to 1913)
The Dominion Motor Car Company Ltd. was at 1805 Beach Avenue, which was part of the triangular area surrounded by Beach Ave, Morton Ave, and Denman Street.
The first two plans below show the area before the appearance of 1805 Beach Avenue. In the third plan, 1805 Beach Avenue is below the number “71” in the building labelled “Garage.”
Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 45 – Comox Street to English Bay and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park
Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 – Sheet 45 – Comox Street to English Bay and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park
Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park
Esplanade and Baths – English Bay – Postcard – about 1910 to 1911
Joy Wheel Fun Factory and Imperial Skating Rink – Detail from postcard – Esplanade and Baths – English Bay – about 1910 to 1911
Looking across English Bay beach to the “Joy Wheel Fun Factory” [and] roller rink; VPL No 35445
Beach Avenue – Beach House Club – Dominion Motor Car – Imperial Roller Rink – Postcard – about 1911-1912
Dominion Motor Car Co Ltd – Detail from Beach Avenue postcard – about 1911-1912
The Dominion Motor Car Company Ltd. first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1910. Its location was at the intersection of Beatty Street and Dunsmuir Street. The company sold Packard Motor Cars and Baker Electrics.
Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1910, Part 1, page 681. [The manager’s surname was actually “Miltenberger.”]
From 1911 to 1913, the Dominion Motor Car Company Ltd. was at 1805 Beach Avenue
. The manager was Eugene Franciscus Miltenberger
, who lived at 1059 Chilco Street
In 1914, the Dominion Motor Car Company Ltd. was at 1233 Georgia Street. Mr. Miltenberger continued to have an association with the company, but Harry Rogers was also a manager from 1915 onward. After 1916, the Studebaker Corporation of Canada was at 1233 Georgia Street.
The Dominion Motor Car Company Ltd. also had a dealership at 923 Fort Street in Victoria, British Columbia. Edwin P. King was the manager.
Henderson’s Greater Victoria City Directory, 1915, page 335.