2033 Beach Avenue

2033 Beach Avenue - William James Topley - Library and Archives Canada - PA-009550; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009550.jpg;pvdaaae40156d6e3e0

2033 Beach Avenue – William James Topley – Library and Archives Canada – PA-009550; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009550.jpg;pvdaaae40156d6e3e0

2033 Beach Avenue was on the north side of Beach Avenue, about one third of a block west of Chilco Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 71, Lot 16.

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.

2033 Beach Avenue; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 63; Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

2033 Beach Avenue; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 63; Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; 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 March 8, 2019].

In 1906, Albert Edward Law obtained a building permit for a $3,500 frame dwelling on the property.

Vancouver Province, January 19, 1907, page 25, column 6 [f dw: “frame dwelling”]

Vancouver Province, January 19, 1907, page 25, column 6 [f dw: “frame dwelling”]

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1924:

1907 to 1909 Law, Albert Edward
1910 to 1924 Stewart, Thomas

In May 1925, Mary Stewart auctioned the contents of the house.

Vancouver Province, May 16, 1925, page 21, column 5.

Vancouver Province, May 16, 1925, page 21, column 5.

In the summer of 1925, Mary Stewart converted the house into apartments.

Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1925, page 1, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1925, page 1, column 2.

The new name of the house was “Edgemere Apartments.”

Vancouver Province, September 10, 1925, page 18, column 7.

Vancouver Province, September 10, 1925, page 18, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, March 6, 1934, page 14, column 8.

Vancouver Province, March 6, 1934, page 14, column 8.

In 1953, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, January 29, 1953, page 33, column 4.

Vancouver Province, January 29, 1953, page 33, column 4.

 

2033 Beach Avenue, with bungalow at rear; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

2033 Beach Avenue, with bungalow at rear; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

The house continued to offer rental accommodations during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Vancouver Sun, January 6, 1954, page 42, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, January 6, 1954, page 42, column 5.

 

2033 Beach Avenue, with bungalow at rear, 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

2033 Beach Avenue, with bungalow at rear, 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

In 1964, house-wreckers demolished the house.

Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1964, page 45, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, December 2, 1964, page 45, column 6.

In 1965, a new building was under construction on the site.

2033 Beach Avenue, under construction; detail from View of English Bay beach, looking west toward Stanley Park, showing Englesea Lodge, 1965; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 392-143; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nst-5651.

2033 Beach Avenue, under construction; detail from View of English Bay beach, looking west toward Stanley Park, showing Englesea Lodge, 1965; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 392-143; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nst-5651.

By late 1965, a new apartment building called “Oceanaire” was available for rent. The address of the building was 2033 Beach Avenue.

Vancouver Sun, December 8, 1965, page 45, column 3.

Vancouver Sun, December 8, 1965, page 45, column 3.

 

2033 Beach Avenue; Google Streets; searched March 8, 2019; image dated August 2011.

2033 Beach Avenue; Google Streets; searched March 8, 2019; image dated August 2011.

 

Sources

Recent sale: 2033 Beach Avenue, Vancouver; June 19, 2009; http://www.vancommercial.ca/2009/06/19/recent-sale-2033-beach-avenue-vancouver/.

Oceanaire; 2033 Beach Avenue; https://en.phorio.com/oceanaire,_vancouver,_canada.

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