Beach Avenue

English Bay - Bathing Scene - Postcard - Before 1908

English Bay – Bathing Scene – Postcard – Before 1908

Beach Avenue runs along the north shore of English Bay.

Beach Avenue and Morton Avenue are the only designated avenues in the West End. [Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, p. 11, although there is no reference to Morton Avenue.]

These links lead to pages for the individual houses.

1800 Block Beach Avenue (north side)
1800 Block Beach Avenue (south side)
1900 Block Beach Avenue
2000 Block Beach Avenue

 

1800 Block Beach Avenue - 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

1800 Block Beach Avenue – 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.

 

1900 Block Beach Avenue - 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

1900 Block Beach Avenue – 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.

 

2000 Block Beach Avenue - 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

2000 Block Beach Avenue – 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.

 

Source of name

Lauchlan Hamilton gave Beach Avenue its name, because it runs next to the beach at English Bay.

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