2056 Beach Avenue

2000 Block Beach Avenue - detail from Vancouver City Archives - Be P151 - [English Bay Beach looking towards Stanley Park] - 1890 to 1895; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-beach-looking-towards-stanley-park

2000 Block Beach Avenue – detail from Vancouver City Archives – Be P151 – [English Bay Beach looking towards Stanley Park] – 1890 to 1895; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/english-bay-beach-looking-towards-stanley-park.

2056 Beach Avenue was on the south side of Beach Avenue, between Stanley Park and Chilco Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 71; north half of Lot 22.

 

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

 

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.

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 May 20, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 11806
Owner: Roberts, J.
Architect: Wall, G.
Builder: Wall, G.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1920-06-07
Street Number: 2056
Street Name: Beach Avenue
Value: $250.00
Remarks: Repairs;
Reference ID: VN-1567-1568-29

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1937:

 

1903 Walkem, George Alexander
1904 Vacant
1905 to 1910 Wilson, William Hugh
1911 Michie, William
1912 to 1913 Newstead, Maud
1914 to 1915 Boyd, Henry Arthur
1916 to 1917 Colquhoun, Adelaide Alicia
1918 Vacant
1919 Bell, Mrs. George
1920 to 1937 Wall, George

 

Park Commissioners, Vancouver Province, November 10, 1910, page 16, column 3.

 

Vancouver Province, September 16, 1915, page 14, column 1.

 

The house continued to be a private residence and sometimes a confectionery until the late 1940s.

From the late 1940s until 1951, a bicycle rental business was at this address.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 21, 1948, page 2, columns 3-4.

 

The bicycle business last appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1951.

 

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directory, 1951, page 680 (Beach Avenue).

 

It appears that the house was moved or demolished as part of the city’s program to create more park space along English Bay.

 

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

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

 

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.

 

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