1844 Comox Street

1844 Comox Street - 1959 - detail from Vancouver City Archives - Bu P508-5 - [Two residences in the 1800 block Comox Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/two-residences-in-1800-block-comox-street;rad

1844 Comox Street – 1959 – detail from Vancouver City Archives – Bu P508-5 – [Two residences in the 1800 block Comox Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/two-residences-in-1800-block-comox-street;rad.

1844 Comox Street was on the south side of Comox Street, about midway between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 4.

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.

1844 Comox Street; 1913, detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay Reference code: 1972-582.38 – Plate 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay

1844 Comox Street; 1913, detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay Reference code: 1972-582.38 – Plate 63; 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 February 6, 2014].

Vancouver directory listings from 1908 to 1920:

1908 and 1909 Healy, John Justin
1910 to 1913 Sharpe, Walter
1914 to 1918 Wilson, Philip Aitken
1919 and 1920 Farris, Wendell Burpee

In 1914, a mortgage lender sold the property by auction.

Vancouver Province, May 13, 1914, page 23, column 7.

Vancouver Province, May 13, 1914, page 23, column 7.

In the 1920s, the house began to be a rooming house.

Vancouver Province, February 19, 1925, page 19, column 5.

Vancouver Province, February 19, 1925, page 19, column 5.

In 1935, a fire damaged the upper rooms of the house.

Vancouver Province, January 31, 1935, page 22, column 7.

Vancouver Province, January 31, 1935, page 22, column 7.

After the repairs to the damage from the fire, the house continued to operate as a rooming house.

Vancouver Sun, June 2, 1942, page 16, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, June 2, 1942, page 16, column 4.

1844 Comox Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1844 Comox Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

The house continued to offer rental accommodation until the early 1960s.

Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1963, page 42, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, October 26, 1963, page 42, column 2.

By 1966, the lot was part of the site of the El Cid Apartments at 1850 Comox Street.

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1966, page 40, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1966, page 40, column 1.

1850 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 17, 2019; image dated May 2015.

1850 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 17, 2019; image dated May 2015.

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