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.
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].
|Owner:||Edwards, H. J.|
|Builder:||Edwards, H. J.|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 37|
|Street Number:||[1845 & 1851]|
|Street Name:||Comox Street|
|Remarks:||Two frame dwellings|
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.
The house was for sale in 1928.
In the 1930s, the house offered rental accommodation.
In March 1943, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
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.
The house continued to offer rental accommodation through the 1950s and 1960s.
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.
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.
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.