1919 Beach Avenue

1919 Beach Avenue was on the north side of Beach Avenue, between Gilford Street and Chilco Street. The house was at the northern end of the lot, and sometimes it was listed in the Vancouver directories as 1920 Pendrell Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 71; Lot 10.

 

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.

 

1919 Beach Avenue and 1929 Beach Avenue, 1913; detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay Reference code – 1972-582-38 – Plate 63.

1919 Beach Avenue and 1929 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 March 28, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1920.

 

1903 Angus, Richard
1904 Guest, Charles William
1905 to 1908 Beddeson, Harold George
1910 Akroyd, Henry Cecil
1915 Rowe, Eric Kingdon
1916 to 1918 Skelhorne, Arthur
1919 Smith, Albert J. (also at 1920 Pendrell Street)
1920 Jukes, Arthur Ewart

 

In 1921, the house was for rent.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 12, 1921, page 12, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, December 12, 1921, page 12, column 7.

 

In 1922, Olive Greer (Mrs. Norman Greer) held a party in the garden of 1919 Beach Avenue for the Thomas Crosbie Circle.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1922, page 11, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, June 25, 1922, page 11, column 4.

 

The house was a private residence during the 1920s and 1930s.

In August 1942, the World Service and Healers’ Association held services in the house.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1942, page 33, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, August 22, 1942, page 33, column 2.

 

The association offered occult training and psychic healing.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 18, 1946, page 8, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, May 18, 1946, page 8, column 3.

 

In 1947, the association closed its branch at 1919 Beach Avenue and made plans to open a branch in Victoria, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 2, 1947, page 20, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, August 2, 1947, page 20, column 6.

 

Photographs from the 1940s show that the house was almost invisible from the street because of the numbers of trees on the property.

 

1929 Beach Avenue and 1919 Beach Avenue, detail from English Bay Beach, Beautiful Vancouver, Souvenir Album, Vancouver Sun, 1948, page 61.

1929 Beach Avenue and 1919 Beach Avenue, detail from English Bay Beach, Beautiful Vancouver, Souvenir Album, Vancouver Sun, 1948, page 61.

 

In 1949, house wreckers demolished the house.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 2, 1949, page 43, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, March 2, 1949, page 43, column 3.

 

The lot became part of the site of the Beach Town House apartments, whose address is 1949 Beach Avenue.

In the late 1980s, an apartment building called “Eugenia Place” appeared on the site of the former Huntington Apartments. Eugenia Place’s address is 1919 Beach Avenue, but this is a different lot than the old 1919 Beach Avenue. (Further information appears on the page for 1901 Beach Avenue.)

 

Sources

Norman Percy Greer (lived at 1919 Beach Avenue in 1922 and 1923)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL55-1H5 : 8 November 2017), Norman Percy Greer, 1948; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5370087c-d80f-4963-8c69-d0c0688ae655.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTG-8Q9 : 8 November 2017), Olive Gertrude Greer, 1965; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ac1ccb3c-a493-479e-94c5-160eb2fd8406.

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