1807 Beach Avenue

1807 Beach Avenue, detail from Looking across English Bay beach to the “Joy Wheel Fun Factory” and roller rink; Vancouver Public Library; VPL No 35445; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/355/35445.jpg.

1807 Beach Avenue, detail from Looking across English Bay beach to the “Joy Wheel Fun Factory” and roller rink; Vancouver Public Library; VPL No 35445; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/355/35445.jpg.

1807 Beach Avenue, 1913; detail from English Bay Pipe Outfall; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 789-106; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-pipe-outfall-2.

1807 Beach Avenue, 1913; detail from English Bay Pipe Outfall; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 789-106; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-pipe-outfall-2.

1807 Beach Avenue was a small building on the triangle of land bounded by Denman Street, Morton Avenue and Beach Avenue. It was to the west of 1805 Beach Avenue.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 71; Lot 11.

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.

 

Former sites of 1807 Beach Avenue and 1805 Beach Avenue; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 54; Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

Former sites of 1807 Beach Avenue and 1805 Beach Avenue; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 63; Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

 

There is one reference to 1807 Beach Avenue 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: 4088
Owner: Gibson, A. M.
Architect: Gibson, A. M.
Builder: Gibson. A. M.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-12-24
Street Number: 1807
Street Name: Beach Avenue
Value: $250.00
Remarks: Dwelling house; addition to residence [VP]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-2865

Alexander Magellan Gibson lived at 1807 Beach Avenue from 1910 to 1914.

Vancouver Daily World, July 2, 1910, page 32, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, July 2, 1910, page 32, column 3.

Vancouver Daily World, May 13, 1911, page 42, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, May 13, 1911, page 42, column 5.

Vancouver Province, March 20, 1914, page 22, column 3.

Vancouver Province, March 20, 1914, page 22, column 3.

In September 1914, a fire started in the Imperial Roller Skating Rink. It destroyed the roller rink, along with the building at 1805 Beach Avenue that housed the Auto Clearing House Company and the Gibson house at 1807 Beach Avenue.

Vancouver Province, September 29, 1914, page 13, column 7 [selected portions of article].

Vancouver Province, September 29, 1914, page 13, column 7 [selected portions of article].