1913 Beach Avenue

1913 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 1913 Beach Avenue.

1913 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, west 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 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 October 28, 2020].

District:Vancouver
Permit:12613
Owner:Bland, W. E. (Lessee)
Architect:Lessee
Builder:Lessee
Legal Address:DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D):1920-11-10
Street Number:1913
Street Name:Beach Avenue
Value:$150.00
Remarks:Repairs;
Reference ID:VN-1621-1622-29

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1927:

1903Cameron, Mary
1904Pegram, William Henry
1905 to 1906Murray, John Anderson
1907 to 1908Bull, Richard Strachan
1909Benedict, Oscar Welton
1910Cuthbert, William Arthur
1911Cunningham, G.V.O.
1912Richardson, William Lionel
1913 to 1927Bland, William Elgie

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

Vancouver Province, May 1, 1905, page 12, column 2.
Vancouver Province, September 29, 1908, page 14, column 6.
Vancouver Province, August 8, 1912, page 25, column 2.
Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1929, page 22, column 8.

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.

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