2055 Beach Avenue

2055 Beach Avenue - William James Topley - Library and Archives Canada - PA-009549; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009549.jpg;pv6e5da6b2dcc17da7

2055 Beach Avenue – William James Topley – Library and Archives Canada – PA-009549; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009549.jpg;pv6e5da6b2dcc17da7.

 

2055 Beach Avenue - William James Topley - Library and Archives Canada - PA-009550; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009550.jpg;pvdaaae40156d6e3e0

2055 Beach Avenue – William James Topley – Library and Archives Canada – PA-009550; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009550.jpg;pvdaaae40156d6e3e0.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 71, south half of Lot 17.

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

2061 Beach Avenue and 2055 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.

2061 Beach Avenue and 2055 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].

Vancouver directory listings for 2055 Beach Avenue:

1909 to 1910 Gavin, George
1911 to 1930 Mackechnie, Dr. Lachlan Neil and family

In July 1930, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, July 26, 1930, page 27, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, July 26, 1930, page 27, column 1.

In November 1930, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

Vancouver Sun, November 5, 1930, page 27, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, November 5, 1930, page 27, column 1.

From the 1930s to the 1960s, the house offered rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, March 23, 1931, page 14, column 7.

Vancouver Province, March 23, 1931, page 14, column 7.

In later years, the house had acquired additional dormer windows, probably as part of the renovations to create more rental spaces.

2061 Beach Avenue and 2055 Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

2061 Beach Avenue and 2055 Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

2055 Beach Avenue - 3 Aug. 1967; House, Beach Ave., West End, Vancouver, University of Northern British Columbia Archives; Item 2013.6.36.1.072.13; http://search.nbca.unbc.ca/index.php/house-beach-ave-west-end-vancouver.

2055 Beach Avenue – 3 Aug. 1967; House, Beach Ave., West End, Vancouver, University of Northern British Columbia Archives; Item 2013.6.36.1.072.13;

By 1968, The Flamingo apartment building was on the site, with an address of 2061 Beach Avenue.

Vancouver Sun, November 15, 1968, page 47, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, November 15, 1968, page 47, column 1.

2061 Beach Avenue; Google Streets; searched March 8, 2019; image dated August 2011.

2061 Beach Avenue; Google Streets; searched March 8, 2019; image dated August 2011.

 

Sources

Hollyburn Properties Limited; Flamingo, 2061 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC; https://www.hollyburn.com/building/flamingo/.

Flamingo Apartments, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; http://urbandb.com/canada/british-columbia/vancouver/flamingo-apartments/index.html#.XINjqiJKjIU
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