2001 Beach Avenue

2001 Beach Avenue - Vancouver Province - December 17 1910 - page 1 - magazine section

2001 Beach Avenue, Vancouver Province, December 17, 1910, page 1, magazine section.

2001 Beach Avenue was on the northwest corner of Beach Avenue and Chilco Street from about 1907 to 1959. The architects were Parr and Fee, and the house has the distinctive round tower that appears on many Parr and Fee houses.

Vancouver Daily World, April 24, 1906, page 4, column 6.

Vancouver Daily World, April 24, 1906, page 4, column 6.

2001 Beach Avenue -about 1908 - Vancouver City Archives - detail from Be P102 - [English Bay Pier pilings and view of Beach Avenue]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-pier-pilings-and-view-of-beach-avenue;rad

2001 Beach Avenue, about 1908, detail from English Bay Pier pilings and view of Beach Avenue; Vancouver City Archives; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-pier-pilings-and-view-of-beach-avenue;rad.

2001 Beach Avenue - July 1 1911 - Vancouver City Archives - detail from Be P101 - [Dominion Day at English Bay Beach]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/dominion-day-at-english-bay-beach;rad

2001 Beach Avenue, July 1, 1911; detail from Dominion Day at English Bay Beach; Vancouver City Archives; Be P101; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/dominion-day-at-english-bay-beach;rad.

2001 Beach Avenue - May 18 1913 - Vancouver City Archives - detail from View from the Sylvia Court Apartments - AM1376 - 2013-002-1

2001 Beach Avenue, May 18, 1913, View from the Sylvia Court Apartments, May 18, 1913; Vancouver City Archives, AM1376: 2013-002.1; https://www.vancouverarchives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2013-002.1.jpg.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 71, Lot 14.

2000 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

2000 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.

2001 Beach Avenue; 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.

2001 Beach Avenue; 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 February 28, 2019].

By 1907, the French family was living in the house.

Vancouver Province, August 6, 1907, page 7, column 3.

Vancouver Province, August 6, 1907, page 7, column 3.

Vancouver directory listings for 2001 Beach Avenue:

1907 to 1941

French, George Henry and family.

The house remained a private residence until the 1950s.

2001 Beach Avenue; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

2001 Beach Avenue; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

In April 1959, a building company asked for bids to demolish the house.

Vancouver Sun, April 29, 1959, page 50, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, April 29, 1959, page 50, column 2.

In May 1959, a house-wrecking company demolished the house.

Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1959, page 31, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1959, page 31, column 4.

In the summer of 1960, an apartment building called “The Wind and the Sea” appeared on the site, with an address of 2001 Beach Avenue.

Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1960, page 39, columns 7-8.

Vancouver Sun, June 4, 1960, page 39, columns 7-8.

2001 Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

2001 Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

For many years, the building featured a pink and white exterior.

2001 Beach Avenue, January 1, 1967; detail from English Bay; Vancouver City Archives, 2010-006.005; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-12.

2001 Beach Avenue, January 1, 1967; detail from English Bay; Vancouver City Archives, 2010-006.005; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-12.

The building later became known as “Sunset and Sea.”

2001 Beach Avenue; Google Streets; searched February 28, 2019; image dated August 2018.

2001 Beach Avenue; Google Streets; searched February 28, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Sources

Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Architects, 1800-1950; PARR, John Edmeston (1856-1923); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1380: “Beach Avenue, at Chilco Street, for Capt. George H. French, 1906; demol. (Vancouver Daily World, 24 April 1906, 4, t.c.; inf. Patrick Gunn, Vancouver)

Sunset & Sea, 2001 Beach Avenue, construction date 1960, http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=54092.

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