2095 Beach Avenue

Compton Lodge, 2095 Beach Avenue, probably 1928; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number 30118; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/412/30118.jpg.

Compton Lodge, 2095 Beach Avenue, probably 1928; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number 30118; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/412/30118.jpg.

Compton Lodge was an apartment building at 2095 Beach Avenue. It appeared in 1928 on what was previously a largely-vacant lot.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 71; Lot 20, Lot 19 and west portion of Lot 18.

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.

Vancouver Sun, October 6, 1928, section 3, page 9, columns 3-6.

Vancouver Sun, October 6, 1928, section 3, page 9, columns 3-6.

The architect was Richard Thomas Perry (1884-after 1956).

Northern Who's Who; a Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver Press Association, 1916, page 657; https://archive.org/details/northernwhoswhob01park/page/656.

Northern Who’s Who; a Biographical Dictionary of Men and Women, edited by C.W. Parker, Vancouver Press Association, 1916, page 657; https://archive.org/details/northernwhoswhob01park/page/656.

 

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 1355. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Richard T Perry; Arrival Age: 71; Birth Date: 28 Nov 1884; Port of Departure: Port Antonio, Jamaica; Arrival Date: 9 Apr 1956; Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England; Ports of Voyage: Port Antonio and Kingston; Ship Name: Uganda; Shipping Line: Messrs Elders and Fyffes Ltd.; Official Number: 5743/01.

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 1355. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Name: Richard T Perry; Arrival Age: 71; Birth Date: 28 Nov 1884; Port of Departure: Port Antonio, Jamaica; Arrival Date: 9 Apr 1956; Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England; Ports of Voyage: Port Antonio and Kingston; Ship Name: Uganda; Shipping 43/01.

In 1929, the building was for sale.

Vancouver Province, March 7, 1929, page 25, column 5.

Vancouver Province, March 7, 1929, page 25, column 5.

Pemberton and Son Vancouver Limited, advertisement; Vancouver Sun, March 30, 1929, page 24, columns 6-7 [portion of advertisement].

Pemberton and Son Vancouver Limited, advertisement; Vancouver Sun, March 30, 1929, page 24, columns 6-7 [portion of advertisement].

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1931, page 25, columns 3-6.

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1931, page 25, columns 3-6.

Compton Lodge, 2095 Beach Avenue, August 9, 1935; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number 11456; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1/11456.jpg.

Compton Lodge, 2095 Beach Avenue, August 9, 1935; Vancouver Public Library; VPL Accession Number 11456; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1/11456.jpg.

The building continued to offer rental accommodations until the late 1950s.

In February 1958, Eco Construction Limited advertised for tenders to demolish 2095 Beach Avenue.

Vancouver Sun, February 14, 1958, page 38, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, February 14, 1958, page 38, column 4.

In March 1958, house-wreckers demolished the building.

Vancouver Sun, March 3, 1958, page 30, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, March 3, 1958, page 30, column 1.

In the fall of 1958, advertisements appeared for a new apartment building called “The Beach Park,” with an address of 2095 Beach Avenue.

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1958, page 43, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1958, page 43, columns 1-2.

The new building was open for inspection on June 13, 1959.

Vancouver Sun, June 12, 1959, page 15, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Sun, June 12, 1959, page 15, columns 1-2.

2095 Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

2095 Beach Avenue; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

“The Beach Park,” 2095 Beach Avenue; Google Streets, searched March 9, 2019; image dated June 2014.

“The Beach Park,” 2095 Beach Avenue; Google Streets, searched March 9, 2019; image dated June 2014.

 

Sources

Compton Lodge

“Commands View of Sea and Mountain,” Vancouver Sun, October 6, 1928, section 3, pages 9-10. [Promotional advertisement for Compton Lodge].

 

Richard Thomas Perry (architect)

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950; PERRY, Richard Thomas (1884- c. 1935); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/2062: “COMPTON LODGE APARTMENTS, Beach Avenue at Lagoon Drive, for J.P. Hodgson, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 23 May 1928, 48; Vancouver Sun, 6 Oct. 1928, Section 3, p. 9, illus. & descrip.)”

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDD3-52Q : 11 March 2018), Richard Thomas Perry and Dora Olive Scaldwell, 16 Apr 1910; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11375, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,703.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBK-4D9 : 8 November 2017), Dora Olive Perry, 1974. (wife of Richard Thomas Perry); http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/738a2ebd-de06-4b26-bd84-3a4eba28a25f.

Dora Olive Perry, death notice, Vancouver Province, April 17, 1974, page 33, column 2: “Perry: On April 14. 1974, Dora Olive Perry, of 130 East Queens Road. North Vancouver, in her 90th year. Widow of Colonel R. T. Perry, North Vancouver. Survived by 1 son Richard C. G. Perry. North Vancouver: 1 daughter, Mrs. V. B. Wyman-Pilcher, California; 1 granddaughter. Mrs. Elizabeth Fedigan; and 1 great-granddaughter, Christina Ann Fedigan, North Vancouver. Rev. G. N. Haworth will conduct the funeral service on Thursday. April 18, at 12 noon, in St. Martin’s Church. 195 East Windsor Road. North Vancouver. Interment Forest Lawn. Burrard Funeral Chapel, directors.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6G-DL2B : 8 November 2017), Perry, 1926. [daughter of Richard Thomas Perry].

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1989-09-014317; Richard Courcelles Grenay Perry; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B17136; GSU Mfilm Number: 1709279; date of death: August 13, 1989; place of death: Vancouver; age at death: 73; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/497cc97e-9539-4574-808a-47100350cef2; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5dfd987a-d6eb-4f47-bdb9-674ad6732320.

 

The Beach Park

BCCondos.net; The Beach Park; 2095 Beach Avenue; https://bccondos.net/2095-beach.

Vancouvercondos.ca; Beach Park – 2095 Beach Avenue, https://www.vancouvercondos.ca/beach-park-2095-beach-avenue-vancouver.