1873 Beach Avenue

1873 Beach Avenue; detail from panoramic view of English Bay beach and Sylvia Court Apartments; July 19, 1919, Vancouver City Archives, PAN N77; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/panoramic-view-of-english-bay-beach-sylvia-court-apartments-decorated-in-great-peace-celebration-and-bathhouses-from-english-bay-pier.

Location of 1873 Beach Avenue and 1875 Beach Avenue; detail from Sylvia Hotel, possibly 1940s, https://sylviahotel.com/history/ (W.A. Gale grocery was at 1875 Beach Avenue from the late 1930s until 1950.)

1873 Beach Avenue was on the north side of Beach Avenue, east of Gilford Street. It appears that it was a portion of a store that had 1875 Beach Avenue as its address.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 71; west half of Lot 6.

The street numbers for 1873 Beach Avenue and 1875 Beach Avenue were out of order, since these properties were west of the higher-numbered properties at 1881 Beach Avenue and 1883 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.

1875 Beach Avenue; 1875 Beach Avenue; 1883 Beach Avenue and 1881 Beach Avenue; 1913; detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay; Reference code – 1972-582-38 – Plate 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

There is one possible reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched June 19, 2019]. It seems to refer to the building that had 1875 Beach Avenue as its address. 1873 Beach Avenue appears to be part of this building.

District: Vancouver
Permit: 6461
Owner: Straube, V. J.
Architect: Straube, V. J.
Builder: Percey, J. S.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 71 Sub: Resub: Lot: W 1/2 6
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-04-02
Street Number:
Street Name: Beach Avenue
Value: $1,300.00
Remarks: Office/store
Reference ID: VN-3500-3501-400

Vancouver directory listings from 1915 to 1924:

1915 Straube, Valerian Jacob
1916 to 1924 Vacant

The property was for rent in 1914 and 1917.

Vancouver Sun, July 8, 1914, page 10, column 5.

Vancouver Daily World, October 27, 1917, page 22, column 6.

From 1916 to 1924, the Vancouver directories listed the property as vacant.

After 1924, the address did not appear in the Vancouver directories.