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.
Joseph Pollard Hodgson acquired the property in the early 1920s. In 1923, he subdivided the property, and he prepared to build three houses: one with a Pendrell Street address, and two facing Beach Avenue.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada: 1800 to 1950; SHARP, George Lister Thornton (1880-1974); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1297: “PARK ROAD, at Pendrill Street, large residence for J.P. Hodgson, facing Stanley Park, 1923 (Vancouver Daily World, 20 Jan. 1923, 1, descrip.).”
The builders did go ahead with the Pendrell Street house. From 1924 to 1928, Joseph Hodgson was at living at 2090 Pendrell Street.
However, it appears that the two proposed houses on Beach Avenue were never built. They did not appear in the Vancouver directory from 1924 to 1928.
In 1928, Joseph Hodgson built Compton Lodge on the Beach Avenue portion of the property.
The architect for Compton Lodge was Richard Thomas Perry (1884-after 1956).
In 1929, Compton Lodge was for sale.
The address of 2090 Pendrell Street continued to exist until the 1950s. However, sometimes it appeared to be part of Compton Lodge.
Death of Joseph Hodgson
Joseph Hodgson died North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1935.
Joseph’s wife, Persis, died in 1957.
Compton Lodge: Later Years
Compton Lodge continued to offer rental accommodations until the late 1950s.
In February 1958, Eco Construction Limited advertised for tenders to demolish 2095 Beach Avenue.
In March 1958, house-wreckers demolished the building.
In the fall of 1958, advertisements appeared for a new apartment building called “The Beach Park,” with an address of 2095 Beach Avenue.
The new building was open for inspection on June 13, 1959.
“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.