1863 Comox Street was on the north side of Comox Street, between Denman Street and Gilford Street.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, west 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:||Stewart, S. D.|
|Architect:||Grant & Henderson|
|Builder:||Allan, J. C.|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: W 1/2 of 36|
|Street Name:||Comox Street|
|Remarks:||Frame dwelling house [WP 15139 issued Apr-23-1910 to E. D. Stewart]|
Vancouver directory listings from 1910 to 1920:
|1910 to 1916||Stewart, Samuel Dinsmore|
|1918||Busteed, Francis Ferguson|
|1919 to 1920||Frind, Herbert Otto|
In 1918, the contents of the house were for sale.
In 1929, the house was available to rent.
From the 1930s to the 1960s, the house offered 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.