Capistrano Apartments (1924 Comox Street)

Capistrano Apartments on Comox Street [1924 Comox]; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 30116; about 1930; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/412/30116.jpg.

Capistrano Apartments on Comox Street [1924 Comox]; Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 30116; about 1930; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/412/30116.jpg.

I added a new page on the Capistrano Apartments, which were at 1924 Comox Street.

The Capistrano was a Spanish-style two-storey building that appeared about 1930. The architect was Enoch Evans (1858-1939).

By the 1980s the owners of the building were planning to demolish it, but they were unsuccessful. A new building of condominium apartments went up on the site.

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1924 Barclay Street (Windsor Apartments)

Windsor Apartments, Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 28345; Date: Date unknown; Photographer / Studio: Dominion Photo Co.; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1780/28345.jpg.

Windsor Apartments, Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number: 28345; Date: Date unknown; Photographer / Studio: Dominion Photo Co.; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1780/28345.jpg.

I added a new page on Windsor Apartments at 1924 Barclay Street.

1924 Barclay Street was a vacant lot until about 1926. The Windsor Apartments first appeared in the 1927 Vancouver directory.

1924 Barclay Street, Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1927, page 416.

1924 Barclay Street, Wrigley’s British Columbia Directory, 1927, page 416.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 68, Lot 9.

The current building at 1924 Barclay Street is also called Windsor Apartments.

Horse Show Building

Vancouver Horse Show Building under construction; about 1909; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband.

Vancouver Horse Show Building under construction; about 1909; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband.

I updated the page on the Horse Show Building, thanks to Mr. D. Wilband. He discovered a series of family photographs showing some construction of the building, as well as a horse show in the finished building.

Vancouver Horse Show Building under construction; about 1909; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband.

Vancouver Horse Show Building under construction; about 1909; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband.

Vancouver Horse Show Building under construction; about 1909; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband. [people on ground in photograph tentatively identified as Bettie White, unknown person, Asa White.]

Vancouver Horse Show Building under construction; about 1909; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband. [people on ground in photograph tentatively identified as Bettie White, unknown person, Asa White.]

Vancouver Horse Show Building under construction; about 1909; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband. [people tentatively identified as Bettie White and Asa White.]

Vancouver Horse Show Building under construction; about 1909; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband. [people tentatively identified as Bettie White and Asa White.]

Vancouver Horse Show Building, about 1910; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband.

Vancouver Horse Show Building, about 1910; source: family album of Helen G. White (Wilband), courtesy of D. Wilband.

These photographs are a valuable addition to the history of this building, and I am grateful to Mr. Wilband for providing them.

 

 

Denman Arena

Arena at 1805 Georgia at Denman, VPL Accession Number: 6549, Date: 1913. [There is some doubt about the date: the small building in front of the arena does not appear in the Vancouver directories until 1919. As well, the name “Victory Tea Rooms” may refer to the end of the First World War.]

Arena at 1805 Georgia at Denman, VPL Accession Number: 6549, Date: 1913. [There is some doubt about the date: the small building in front of the arena does not appear in the Vancouver directories until 1919. As well, the name “Victory Tea Rooms” may refer to the end of the First World War.]

I added a new page on the Denman Arena, which was an indoor ice rink on the northwest corner of Denman Street and Georgia Streets. It could seat over ten thousand people. Besides hockey and public skating, it was also used for curling and other sports, musical performances, and military assemblies.

Horse Show Building

Horse Show Building - BC Photo Card Company

Horse Show Building – BC Photo Card Company

I updated the page on the Horse Show Building. It was at 1900 Georgia Street, at the southwest corner of Gilford Street and Georgia. It was built in 1908 and 1909. The building later became an armoury for the Irish Fusiliers, and was called the Stanley Park Armoury (or Armouries). A fire destroyed the building on March 18, 1960.