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.
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:
|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.
In 1922, Olive Greer (Mrs. Norman Greer) held a party in the garden of 1919 Beach Avenue for the Thomas Crosbie Circle.
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.
The association offered occult training and psychic healing.
In 1947, the association closed its branch at 1919 Beach Avenue and made plans to open a branch in Victoria, British Columbia.
Photographs from the 1940s show that the house was almost invisible from the street because of the numbers of trees on the property.
In 1949, house wreckers demolished the house.
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.)
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.