2015 Beach Avenue

2015 Beach Avenue; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

2015 Beach Avenue; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

2015 Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

2015 Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

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.

2015 Beach Avenue first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1948. The lot had been vacant until then.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 71; Lot 15.

 

First Occupants

The first occupants of the house were Fernand Robert Niklaus (1899-1978) and his wife, Muriel Kathleen Boynton (1903-1987).

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 1006 (Beach Avenue).

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 1006 (Beach Avenue).

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 732.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 732.

Vancouver Province, August 30, 1978, page 37, column 3.

Vancouver Province, August 30, 1978, page 37, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, July 22, 1987, page D1, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, July 22, 1987, page D1, column 7.

New Building

In the late 1970s, a developer proposed a new building for the site. At least one neighbour objected to the new development.

Vancouver Province, November 1, 1979, page B1, column 4.

Vancouver Province, November 1, 1979, page B1, column 4.

By 1981, apartments in the new building were for sale.

Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1981, page E3, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1981, page E3, column 8.

2015 Beach Avenue; Google Streets; searched March 6, 2019; image dated August 2015.

2015 Beach Avenue; Google Streets; searched March 6, 2019; image dated August 2015.

Sources

Fernand Robert Niklaus and Muriel Kathleen Boynton

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZT-8SM2 : 8 October 2014), Fernand R Niklaus and null, 1926; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1926, quarter 2, vol. 10B, p. 1035, Carlisle, Cumberland, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLB1-MDN : 8 November 2017), Fernand Robert Niklaus, 1978; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b2433e8c-9b10-4309-8b47-f2a6d8168032.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1987-09-011745; Muriel Kathleen Niklaus; British Columbia Archives Microfilm Number: B17103; GSU Microfilm Number: 1669936; date of death: July 19, 1987; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 84; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ce8f0fa0-7d90-4475-9853-19c4b058873f.

2015 Beach Avenue

BC Condos.net: 2015 Beach Avenue, https://bccondos.net/2015-beach.

Condo in Vancouver; 2015 Beach; https://www.condoinvancouver.ca/2015-beach.