The triangular area surrounded by Beach Ave, Morton Ave, and Denman Street was the site of some houses, along with a roller-skating rink and a beach club house. For a short time, at 1805 Beach Avenue, there was a “joy wheel” establishment, which lasted only for a short time, followed by two car dealerships.
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
Dominion Motor Car Company – detail from City of Vancouver Archives – English Bay Beach, 1917 – CVA 99-214 (probably about 1911 to 1913)
English Bay and Sylvia Hotel, VPL Accession Number: 8426, Date: 1913; Photographer / Studio: Broadbridge, R. The Auto Clearing House is in the small building at the centre right.