1909 Beach Avenue

1909 Beach Avenue; Beach Avenue, about 1910; detail from postcard: The Pier, English Bay, Vancouver, B.C.; https://digital.lib.sfu.ca/pfp-776/pier-english-bay-vancouver-bc. Arrow points to 1909 Beach Avenue.

 

1909 Beach Avenue was one of four similar houses on the north side of Beach Avenue, just west of Gilford Street. They first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1903.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 71, East half of Lot 9.

 

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.

 

1913 Beach Avenue and 1909 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 are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched April 14, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1921:

1903 to 1906 Dean, William Armstrong
1904 Murray, John Anderson
1907 to 1911 Yates, Frederick Blakley
1912 to 1913 Dudley, Maude Caroline
1915 to 1916 Green, Philip William
1917 to 1921 Hirst, Elizabeth Ann

 

Throughout much of its life, the house offered rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Province, March 10, 1915, page 11, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, October 28, 1919, page 20, column 5.

 

 

In 1941, the Huntington Apartments appeared on the site.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1941, page 27, columns 1-4.

Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1941, page 27, columns 1-4.

Further information appears on the page for 1901 Beach Avenue.