1801 Beach Avenue

1801 Beach Avenue [later re-numbered], April 1957; detail from Residences at the corner of Beach Avenue and Burnaby Street; Vancouver City Archives; Bu P508.108; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/residences-at-corner-of-beach-avenue-and-burnaby-street.

1801 Beach Avenue [later re-numbered], April 1957; detail from Residences at the corner of Beach Avenue and Burnaby Street; Vancouver City Archives; Bu P508.108; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/residences-at-corner-of-beach-avenue-and-burnaby-street.

1801 Beach Avenue [later re-numbered], 1940s; detail from Large crowd on the beach at English Bay; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 1184-2635; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/large-crowd-on-beach-at-english-bay.

1801 Beach Avenue [later re-numbered], 1940s; detail from Large crowd on the beach at English Bay; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 1184-2635; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/large-crowd-on-beach-at-english-bay.

1811 Beach Avenue and 1801 Beach Avenue [later re-numbered]; detail from World champion water skier Gordon Sineoch at English Bay during Spring Carnival, March 13, 1966; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number 43209; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/734/43209.jpg.

1811 Beach Avenue and 1801 Beach Avenue [later re-numbered]; detail from World champion water skier Gordon Sineoch at English Bay during Spring Carnival, March 13, 1966; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number 43209; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/734/43209.jpg.

 

1811 Beach Avenue and location of 1801 Beach Avenue; 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.

1811 Beach Avenue and location of 1801 Beach Avenue; 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.

1811 Beach Avenue and 1801 Beach Avenue; detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 15 - Broughton Street to Denman Street and Davie Street to English Bay.

1811 Beach Avenue and 1801 Beach Avenue; detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 15 – Broughton Street to Denman Street and Davie Street to English Bay.

1811 Beach Avenue and 1801 Beach Avenue; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 64; Cardero Street to Comox Street to Denman Street to Beach Avenue/Burnaby Street; 1972-582.39; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-64-cardero-street-to-comox-street-to-denman-street-to-beach-avenue-burnaby-street.

1811 Beach Avenue and 1801 Beach Avenue; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 64; Cardero Street to Comox Street to Denman Street to Beach Avenue/Burnaby Street; 1972-582.39; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-64-cardero-street-to-comox-street-to-denman-street-to-beach-avenue-burnaby-street.

1801 Beach Avenue was on the south-east side of Beach Avenue, at the intersection of Beach Avenue and Burnaby Street. In the 1920s, the house received a new address of 1789 Beach Avenue.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 62; south half of Lot 15.

There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched March 4, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit: 7096
Owner: Simpson, W.sid
Architect: Simpson, W.
Builder: Simpson, W.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-09-16
Street Number: 1801
Street Name: Beach Avenue
Value: $50.00
Remarks: Repairs; one-storey frame addition [DBR]; [added DL]
Reference ID: VN-3500-3501-1036

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1920:

1907 to 1910 Franklin, Henry James (Harry)
1911 Lamb, Robin William (son of Thomas Cardain Lamb)
1911 Lamb, Thomas Cardain
1912 to 1914 Chambers, Charles Henry
1915 to 1936 Simpson, William
1917 to 1920 Simpson, Zachariah

While Harry Franklin was living in the house, he regularly advertised real property for sale, sometimes for other owners and sometimes on his own behalf.

Vancouver Daily World, May 15, 1908, page 25, column 1.

Vancouver Daily World, May 15, 1908, page 25, column 1.

In the 1920s, the house received its new address of 1789 Beach Avenue.

From time to time, the house offered rental accommodation and refreshment facilities.

Vancouver Province, May 31, 1924, page 18, column 6.

Vancouver Province, May 31, 1924, page 18, column 6.

 

Vancouver Province, May 10, 1928, page 26, column 4.

Vancouver Province, May 10, 1928, page 26, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, October 2, 1932, page 18, column 8.

Vancouver Province, October 2, 1932, page 18, column 8.

In the 1940s, a fish and chip shop was operating on this site.

Vancouver Province, July 30, 1942, page 18, column 6.

Vancouver Province, July 30, 1942, page 18, column 6.

1789 Beach Avenue [formerly 1801 Beach Avenue]; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1789 Beach Avenue [formerly 1801 Beach Avenue]; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1781 Beach Avenue and 1789 Beach Avenue [formerly 1811 Beach Avenue and 1801 Beach Avenue]; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1781 Beach Avenue and 1789 Beach Avenue [formerly 1811 Beach Avenue and 1801 Beach Avenue]; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

The property later became part of the dining facilities at The Boathouse restaurant, with an address of 1795 Beach Avenue.

Beach Avenue, north of intersection with Burnaby Street; Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

Beach Avenue, north of intersection with Burnaby Street; Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

Beach Avenue, north of intersection with Burnaby Street; searched March 4, 2019; image dated August 2011.

Beach Avenue, north of intersection with Burnaby Street; searched March 4, 2019; image dated August 2011.

3 thoughts on “1801 Beach Avenue

  1. Pingback: Charles Henry Chambers (1866-1935) | westendvancouver

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