2024 Beach Avenue was on the south side of Beach Avenue, between Chilco Street and Stanley Park.
Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 71; west half of Lot 26.
There are two references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1[searched December 4, 2019].
|Builder:||Cox, E. [BCR]|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 71 Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Beach Avenue|
|Remarks:||Repairs;sleeping porch [BCR]; [added legal]|
|Owner:||Thomas, L. G. [or S. G.]|
|Architect:||Gardiner & Mercer|
|Builder:||Day labour plan [JOC]|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 71 Sub: Resub: Lot: N 1/2 of 26|
|Street Name:||Beach Avenue|
|Remarks:||Office/Store; New; Combined store & dwelling, 2-stories, 33-ft x 67.8-ft, frame construction, concrete fdn; [JOC Jan-26-1923 p1]|
Joseph Kaye Henry lived in this house from 1903 to 1922.
In 1910, 1915 and 1917, the house was available to rent.
In 1919, the house offered rooms for rent.
In 1922, the property was sold.
In 1924, the Promenade Tea Rooms operated at 2024 Beach Avenue.
In 1925, the Vancouver Swimming Pool and Pleasure Pier Limited advertised a project to enlarge the Promenade Tea Rooms and to create an indoor entertainment facility called the “Winter Garden.”
The company had acquired 2024 Beach Avenue from David Llewellyn Godwin Thomas (1880-1967) (also known as “Llewellyn G. Thomas” or “L.G. Thomas”).
By March 1926, the Winter Garden was advertising events at its new facility.
The building remained in service until 1957. From 1945 to 1949, it was the home of the Navy League of Canada. From 1950 to 1957, it was a storage facility and rehearsal hall for Theatre under the Stars.
The building was demolished in 1957, and the property became part of Vancouver’s parks.
|Vancouver Public Library; Vancouver Building Register; https://ipac2.vpl.ca/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=comres:|
|Building Name: Winter Garden (1926-31); The Casino (1932-36); Winter Garden (1937-44); Navy League of Canada (1945-49); Theatre Under the Stars (1950-57).|
|Street Address: 2024 Beach Avenue|
|Dates from: 1903|
|Notes: Legal description: D.L. 185, Blk. 71.|
|Residence of Joseph K. Henry, 1903-1923.|
|Tea room and dance hall, 1926-44.|
|Sea cadet barracks, 1945-49.|
|Storage and rehearsal hall for Theatre Under the Stars (Vancouver Civic Theatre Society), 1950-57.|
|Demolition date: late 1957.|
|Source: City Directory.|
|Vancouver Parks Board Report for 1957, p. 77 (NW 352.705 V22r).|
|Date Updated: 16 MAY 1994|
David Llewellyn Godwin Thomas (owner of 2024 Beach Avenue)
“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XJM-XBM : 1 October 2014), David Llewellyn G Thomas, 1880; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, Wales, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZD-T9Z : 11 March 2018), David Llewellyn Goodwin Thomas and Lillie Brethour, 23 May 1917; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11371, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,528.
“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGT2-56T : 27 November 2014), David Llewellyn Goodwin Thomas, 19 Sep 1949; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Port Angeles, Washington,, line , NARA microfilm publication Imusawa1917a, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 082620.
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBJ-7DK : 8 November 2017), David Llewellyn Goodwin Thomas, 1967.