1851 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/.

1851 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, west 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 1904 Billings, William Hobart
1906 to 1911 Carter, Cecil Henry
1912 to 1918 Martin, Frederick William Elliott
1919 to 1928 Haviland, John Archibald

In 1918, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Province, March 7, 1918, page 18, column 7.

Vancouver Province, March 7, 1918, page 18, column 7.

The house was for sale in 1928.

Calgary Herald, November 17, 1928, page 13, column 1.

Calgary Herald, November 17, 1928, page 13, column 1.

In the 1930s, the house offered rental accommodation.

Vancouver Province, January 22, 1938, page 20, column 6.

Vancouver Province, January 22, 1938, page 20, column 6.

In March 1943, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1943, page 22, column 7.

Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1943, page 22, column 7.

New owners took over the property under the war-time rental regulations. They sued a former tenant for alleged damages to the premises. The court dismissed the claim.

Vancouver Sun, July 28, 1943, page 18, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, July 28, 1943, page 18, column 4.

The house continued to offer rental accommodation through the 1950s and 1960s.

Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1958, page 39, column 2.

Vancouver Sun, October 11, 1958, page 39, column 2.

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.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1963, page 41, column 8.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1963, page 41, column 8.

A new 12-storey apartment building on the site was under construction in June 1964. 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.

4 thoughts on “1851 Comox Street

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