1823 Comox Street

1833 Comox Street and 1823 Comox Street; 1954; detail from First Beach; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1833 Comox Street and 1823 Comox Street; 1954; detail from First Beach; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1823 Comox Street was on the north side of Comox Street, between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 39.

1800 Block Comox Street - 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

1800 Block Comox Street – 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.

1833 Comox Street and 1823 Comox Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 54 Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

1833 Comox Street and 1823 Comox Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 54 Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

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 February 21, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1908 to 1920:

1908 to 1917 Main, Alexander
1918 Parker, Mrs. F. (probably Mary Sarah Parker)
1919 Welsh, Emery Jay
1920 Davidson, John B.

Throughout much of its life, the house offered rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, November 8, 1910, page 25, column 5.

Vancouver Province, November 8, 1910, page 25, column 5.

Vancouver Province, March 16, 1922, page 18, column 6.

Vancouver Province, March 16, 1922, page 18, column 6.

Vancouver Sun, April 4, 1927, page 12, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, April 4, 1927, page 12, column 4.

Vancouver Province, July 4, 1930, page 21, column 2.

Vancouver Province, July 4, 1930, page 21, column 2.

Vancouver Province, March 18, 1937, page 15, column 6.

Vancouver Province, March 18, 1937, page 15, column 6.

Vancouver Province, January 15, 1944, page 23, column 5.

Vancouver Province, January 15, 1944, page 23, column 5.

In 1945, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, January 10, 1945, page 19, column 3.

Vancouver Province, January 10, 1945, page 19, column 3.

In 1952, a fire damaged a suite on the third floor in the house.

Vancouver Sun, February 25, 1952, page 14, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Sun, February 25, 1952, page 14, columns 1-2.

1823 Comox Street, 1957; detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street; Vancouver City Archives, Dist P133, https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

1823 Comox Street, 1957; detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street; Vancouver City Archives, Dist P133, https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

1823 Comox Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1823 Comox Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

In 1965, the furniture and the building materials from the house were for sale, so that a high rise apartment could appear on the site.

Vancouver Sun, June 22, 1965, page 31, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, June 22, 1965, page 31, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, July 7, 1965, page 36, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, July 7, 1965, page 36, column 7.

However, the lot was still vacant in 1968.

1055 Denman Street, showing empty lot to west; detail from 1055 Denman Street at northwest corner with Comox Street, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 1348-12; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1055-denman-at-n-w-corner-with-comox.

1055 Denman Street, showing empty lot to west; detail from 1055 Denman Street at northwest corner with Comox Street, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 1348-12; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1055-denman-at-n-w-corner-with-comox.

The lot was still for sale in October 1970.

Vancouver Sun, October 17, 1970, page 69, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, October 17, 1970, page 69, column 2.

By 1974, a three-story apartment hotel called the “Shato Inn” was on the property, with an address of 1825 Comox Street.

Vancouver Sun, July 17, 1974, page 70, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, July 17, 1974, page 70, column 8.

1825 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 21, 2019; image dated April 2009.

1825 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 21, 2019; image dated April 2009.

By 2019, the hotel was closed.

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