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.
Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 71; west half of Lot 12.
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.
By about 1908, all four houses were present.
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|
|1913 to 1914||Page, David Farquhar Graham|
|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.
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.
The house continued to offer rental accommodation.
In 1911 and 1915, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
The house continued to offer rooms for rent until the early 1970s.
Further information on the later years of this property appears on the page for 1995 Beach Avenue.