1993 Beach Avenue

1993/1995 Beach Avenue, early 1970s, detail from Last houses on Beach Ave.; photograph by Flora M. Thompson; Vancouver City Archives; Item 2018-005.01; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/last-houses-on-beach-ave.


1993/1995 Beach Avenue and 1985/1987 Beach Avenue; August 3, 1967; detail from Surviving houses on Beach Ave., Vancouver; Northern British Columbia Archives, Geoffrey R. Weller Library, University of Northern British Columbia, Item 2013.; http://search.nbca.unbc.ca/index.php/surving-houses-on-beach-ave-vancouver.


1993 Beach Avenue and 1995 Beach Avenue were part of a single house that had a main address of 1995 Beach Avenue, near the northeast corner of Beach Avenue and Chilco Street. It was one of a group of four similar houses.


Chilco Street and Beach Avenue, 1968 [cropped]; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 1348-28; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/chilco-and-beach-ave-looking-east.


Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 71; west half of Lot 12.


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.



1999 Beach Avenue, 1997 Beach Avenue, 1991 Beach Avenue, 1995 Beach Avenue, 1993 Beach Avenue, 1987 Beach Avenue and 1985 Beach Avenue; 1994 Pendrell Street; 1996 Pendrell Street, 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.


Although the four houses had the same general shape, the two westernmost houses on Lot 13 (1999 Beach Avenue and 1991/1997 Beach Avenue) were slightly older than the two houses on Lot 12. In the photograph below, the houses on Lot 13 are present, but lot 12, to the right, is still unoccupied.


2000 Block of Beach Avenue, south side; detail from View of English Bay Beach from the foot of Harwood Street, 1902; Vancouver City Archives; Be P5.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-english-bay-beach-from-foot-of-harwood-street.


By about 1908, all four houses were present.


Beach Avenue and Chilco Street; detail from English Bay Pier pilings and view of Beach Avenue, about 1908; Vancouver City Archives, Be P102; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-pier-pilings-and-view-of-beach-avenue.


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].



1993 Beach Avenue

Vancouver directory listings for 1993 Beach Avenue from 1906 to 1920.

1908 to 1909 McGregor, John Dawson
1911 Watts, Inverness William
1912 Page, John
1913 to 1914 Page, David Farquhar Graham
1915 Scott, Andrew
1916 Harrison, Mrs. J.M
1917 Durham, Herbert Arthur
1918 Rogers, Charles W.
1919 to 1920 Coombes, Spencer Richard


From its earliest days, the house offered rental accommodation.


Vancouver Province, June 29, 1908, page 18, column 1.


In 1909, a newspaper advertisement offered a lot for sale. The contact address was 1993 Beach Avenue, although it is not certain that 1993 Beach Avenue itself was for sale.


Vancouver Province, July 3, 1909, page 22, column 4.


The house continued to offer rental accommodation.


Vancouver Province, August 28, 1909, page 24, column 6.


In 1911 and 1915, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.


Vancouver Province, November 6, 1911, page 2, column 7.



Vancouver Province, March 24, 1915, page 15, column 3.


The house continued to offer rooms for rent until the early 1970s.


Vancouver Province, March 8, 1940, page 28, column 6.


Further information on the later years of this property appears on the page for 1995 Beach Avenue.

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