2042 Beach Avenue

2000 Block of Beach Avenue, south side; detail from View of English Bay Beach from the foot of Harwood Street, 1902; Vancouver City Archives; Be P5.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-english-bay-beach-from-foot-of-harwood-street.

2000 Block of Beach Avenue, south side; detail from View of English Bay Beach from the foot of Harwood Street, 1902; Vancouver City Archives; Be P5.1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-english-bay-beach-from-foot-of-harwood-street.

 

2042 Beach Avenue was on the south side of Beach Avenue, between Chilco Street and Stanley Park.

 

Legal description: District Lot: 185; Block: 71; east half of Lot 23.

2000 Block Beach Avenue - detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver - July 1897 - revised June 1903 - Sheet 45 - Comox Street to English Bay and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

2000 Block Beach Avenue – detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver – July 1897 – revised June 1903 – Sheet 45 – Comox Street to English Bay and Bidwell 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

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.

 

2042 Beach Avenue – detail from Buildings on the beach side of Beach Avenue – 1913; http://www.vancouverarchives.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2013-002.1.jpg.

 

2062 Beach Avenue, 2060 Beach Avenue, 2058 Beach Avenue, 2056 Beach Avenue, 2052 Beach Avenue, and 2042 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.

2062 Beach Avenue, 2060 Beach Avenue, 2058 Beach Avenue, 2056 Beach Avenue, 2052 Beach Avenue, and 2042 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.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1955.

 

1903 Farrow, Charles Henry
1904 to 1907 Brown, Richard
1908 to 1909 Haggerty, Thomas
1910 Williamson, Albert
1911 Jordison, Francis Edmund
1912 to 1913 Hopkins, William
1914 to 1915 Suffield, Emma
1916 Symons, Charles
1917 to 1924 Not listed under Vancouver streets
1925 to 1926 Vacant
1927 to 1928 English Bay Store (confectionery) (Robert D Hendry in 1927)
1929 to 1930 Vacant
1931 Ye Olde English Tea Room
1932 Vacant
1933 to 1934 Pauline Olsen Dancing Studio
1935 Vacant
1936 Kirchner, Hans
1937 Vacant
1938 to 1940 Vacant (part) also George Wall
1941 to 1951 Wall, George
1952 to 1955 Not listed under Vancouver streets

 

 

Selected References to 2042 Beach Avenue

 

Vancouver Daily World, October 11, 1907, page 27, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, August 30, 1913, page 27, column 3.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 6, 1916, page 9, column 3.

 

It appears that the original building was moved or demolished. In 1923, the City of Vancouver issued a building permit for a new office or store on the property.

There is one reference to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched September 6, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: A-5470
Owner: Ellis, J. & Smith, T.
Architect:
Builder: Wallace, W.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 71 Sub: Resub: Lot: E 1/2 of 23
Date (Y-M-D): 1923-03-27
Street Number: 2042
Street Name: Beach Avenue
Value: $1,500.00
Remarks: Office/Store; New;
Reference ID: VN-19235356-37

 

In 1924, while Ellis and Ross were operating an ice cream parlor at this address, practical jokers staged a fictitious murder scene on the premises.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 7, 1924, page 13, column 7.

 

The Vancouver Province version of the story referred to the firm as “Ellis and Brown,” which was actually the name of a Vancouver law firm: Joseph N. Ellis and William C. Brown.

 

Vancouver Province, July 7, 1924, page 1, column 4.

 

In October 1928, the sheriff’s bailiff auctioned two soft drink machines at 2042 Beach Avenue.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 2, 1928, page 14, column 4.

 

Later in October 1928, other confectionery equipment was for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, October 14, 1928, page 30, column 8.

 

In 1933, Arthur James Foxall (1888-1983) operated a music studio at 2042 Beach Avenue.

 

Vancouver Province, October 7, 1933, page 8, column 7.

 

Pauline Olsen Dancing Studio

In 1934, “Miss Pauline Olsen” (Pauline Margareth Olsen) had a dancing studio at 2042 Beach Avenue. (She lived next door, at number 33 in Englesea Lodge, 2046 Beach Avenue.)

 

Sun British Columbia Directory, 1934, page 1423 [edited image].

Sun British Columbia Directory, 1934, page 1404 [edited image].

Pauline was born on May 18, 1914 in Plenty, Saskatchewan. Her parents were Niels Peter Olsen and Marie Pauline Dissing.

 

Winnipeg Tribune, September 24, 1931, page 1, column 5.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 4, 1930, page 15, column 2 [selected and edited image].

Pauline appeared in many local productions; she also taught dancing.

 

Vancouver Province, October 27, 1931, page 22, columns 4-5.

 

On July 12, 1940, in Vancouver, Pauline married Norman William Code, who was a paint salesman. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 24, 1914. His parents were Norman William Code and Mary Hansen.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 11, 1940, page 6, column 6.

 

Pauline died in White Rock, British Columbia on June 6, 1974.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 7, 1974, page 42, column 1.

 

Norman later married Iris Caldwell. Norman died in Vancouver on March 3, 1993.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 6, 1993, page E11, column 5.

 

 

Dunc Williams Sporting Goods

In 1935, Claude U. Whitsell opened “The Gym” at 1030 Hornby Street.

Dunc Williams operated a sporting goods department in connection with “The Gym.” Dunc Williams had another store at 2042 Beach Avenue.

 

Vancouver News-Herald, June 10, 1935, page 4, columns 1-2.

 

 

Later Years

In 1938, the building at 2042 Beach Avenue was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, April 23, 1938, page 31, column 8.

 

In the 1940s, the business fixtures were for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 2, 1946, page 21, column 2.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 12, 1947, page 26, column 1.

 

In the early 1950s, the City of Vancouver was clearing the remaining houses from the south side of Beach Avenue.

 

Vancouver Province, May 1, 1951, page 2, columns 3-4.

Vancouver Province, May 1, 1951, page 2, columns 3-4.

 

In 1952, the store building was for sale, along with an interior wall case.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, January 11, 1952, page 32, column 4 [selected and edited image].

In 1962, this lot was part of the beach-front park area on English Bay.

 

South side of 2000 block Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

South side of 2000 block Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

 

Sources

Arthur James Foxall (musician)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XR6-C16 : 1 October 2014), Arthur James Foxall, 1888; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WLMB-TN2 : 5 May 2019), Arthur Foxall in household of George Foxall, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Warwickshire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch “Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-55N : 16 March 2018), Arthur Foxall in entry for George A Foxall, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSQ5-8DN : 21 May 2019), Arthur James Foxall in household of George Foxall, Handsworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Handsworth subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8M-J33 : 11 March 2018), Arthur James Foxall and Nan Simpson Mclean, 09 Jun 1922; citing South Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13743, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,225; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/cf30a980-bae9-4a82-bf49-8872edeeb469.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVP-MLJ : accessed 5 September 2019), Arthur James Foxall, Los Angeles (Districts 0251-0500), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 429, sheet 10B, line 67, family 38, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 148; FHL microfilm 2,339,883.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCVP-MLV : accessed 5 September 2019), Mclean Nan Foxall in household of Arthur James Foxall, Los Angeles (Districts 0251-0500), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 429, sheet 10B, line 68, family 38, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 148; FHL microfilm 2,339,883.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XG31-9N1 : 27 November 2014), Arthur James Foxall, 17 Aug 1952; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 38.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG1Q-NQS : 26 November 2014), Arthur J Foxall, 23 Dec 1983; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

 

Pauline Margareth Olsen (dancing studio)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSZF-K5Q : 11 March 2018), Niels P Olsen and Pauline M Dissing, 06 Oct 1908; citing registration , London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,868. [parents of Pauline Margareth Olsen]

 

Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013. Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 152; Census Place: Kindersley, Saskatchewan; Page Number: 12. Name: Pauline M Olsen; Gender: Female; Marital status: Single; Age: 7; Birth Year: abt 1914; Birth Place: Saskatchewan; Relation to Head of House: Daughter; Father’s name: Niels Peter Olsen; Father Birth Place: Denmark; Mother’s name: Marie Pauline Olsen; Mother Birth Place: Denmark; Racial or Tribal Origin: Danish; Province or Territory: Saskatchewan; District: Kindersley; District Number: 217; Sub-District Number: 64; City, Town or Village: Kerrobert; Section Number: Alberta Avenue; Municipality: Kerrobert; Household Members: Niels Peter Olsen: 38; Marie Pauline Olsen: 38; Pauline M Olsen: 7.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1940-09-492274; Norman William Code and Pauline Margareth Olsen; date of marriage: July 12, 1940; place: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/13cd6d76-8e84-48f9-9b67-0cbb6cefea43.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBK-5SX : 8 November 2017), Pauline Margareth Code, 1974; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0310d358-4a08-46af-90b9-63cbb7ba7512.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q295-VRNV : 11 July 2016), Pauline Margareth Olsen Code, 1974; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 150821578, Find a Grave; https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150821578: “Pauline Margareth Olsen Code; Birth: 18 May 1914; Plenty, Kindersley Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada; Death: 6 Jun 1974 (aged 60), White Rock, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown; Memorial ID: 150821578.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6P-L2HF : 8 November 2017), Norman William Code, 1993; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/897733e2-0272-40ba-9476-c336a29b1443; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e0ac5707-1265-4f9d-a18c-fb6d771ac423.

 

 

Claude Udell Whitsell

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZL-KCD : 11 March 2018), Claud Udell Whitsell and Mabel Caroline Phillips, 14 Nov 1916; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11379, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,707.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRT-JGQ : 8 November 2017), Claude Udell Whitsell, 1959; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e3dc4fb1-aaee-49e2-b512-1ae02393710f.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV5-RMY : 8 November 2017), Mabel Caroline Whitsell, 1943. (wife of Claude Udell Whitsell).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMQ-RYY : 8 November 2017), Mary Zellah Whitsell, 1981; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/c46c6cc2-65d6-47cc-937d-12d9171c19e9.

 

 

Further information in progress.

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