1859 Comox Street was on the north side of Comox Street, between Gilford Street and Denman Street.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, east half of Lot 36.
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:||Evans, L. V.|
|Legal Address:||DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:|
|Street Name:||Comox Street|
|Remarks:||Repairs; garage [BCR]|
Vancouver directory listings from 1902 to 1928:
|1905 to 1912||Evans, Thomas Albert|
|1914 to 1928||Evans, Leonard Victor (son of Thomas Albert Evans)|
In the 1930s, the house began to offer rental accommodation.
In 1964, the lot became part of the site of a rental apartment building.
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.