1845 Comox Street

1851 Comox Street and 1845 Comox Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1851 Comox Street and 1845 Comox Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1845 Comox Street was on the north side of Comox Street, about midway between Gilford Street and Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, east half of Lot 37.

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.

1851 Comox Street and 1845 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.

1851 Comox Street and 1845 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 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 February 23, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Edwards, H. J.
Architect: Cline, Mr.
Builder: Edwards, H. J.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 37
Date (Y-M-D): 1901-06-10
Street Number: [1845 & 1851]
Street Name: Comox Street
Value: $3,200.00
Remarks: Two frame dwellings
Reference ID: VN-8188-8189-3

Vancouver directory listings from 1902 to 1928:

1902 to 1928 Oats, Thomas Russell Kennedy

In 1905, the house was available for a short term lease.

Vancouver Province, October 28, 1905, page 8, column 6.

Vancouver Province, October 28, 1905, page 8, column 6.

By the 1930s, the house offered rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, July 5, 1934, page 14, column 5.

Vancouver Province, July 5, 1934, page 14, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, February 22, 1938, page 16, column 3.

Vancouver Province, February 22, 1938, page 16, column 3.

In 1951, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, May 16, 1951, page 33, column 7.

Vancouver Province, May 16, 1951, page 33, column 7.

The house continued to offer rental accommodations in the 1950s.

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1953, page 34, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, July 16, 1953, page 34, column 1.

1851 Comox Street and 1845 Comox Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

1851 Comox Street and 1845 Comox Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

In March 1964, the furniture in the house was for sale. House wreckers were preparing to demolish the house.

Vancouver Sun, March 7, 1964, page 35, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, March 7, 1964, page 35, column 8.

In June 1964, a new 12-storey apartment building was under construction on the site. Three men were working on a construction crane when it toppled over and crashed into some upright reinforcing rods. One worker was injured.

Vancouver Sun, June 8, 1964, page 25, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, June 8, 1964, page 25, column 5.

By January 1965, the new rental apartment building was on the site. It was called “The Ocean Bay,” and the address was 1845 Comox Street.

Vancouver Sun, January 16, 1965, page 38, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, January 16, 1965, page 38, column 2.

1845 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 23, 2019; image dated August 2011.

1845 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 23, 2019; image dated August 2011.

1800 Block Comox Street (north side), Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

1800 Block Comox Street (north side), Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

Sources

Ocean Bay, 1845 Comox Street; https://www.emporis.com/buildings/113168/ocean-bay-vancouver-canada

Ocean Bay, 1845 Comox Street; https://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=15683.