1900 Comox Street was at the southwest corner of Comox Street and Gilford Street from 1906 to 1925.
Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 8.
There are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits:http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 18, 2019].
Vancouver directory listings for 1900 Comox Street:
|1906 to 1911||McCrossan, John Alexander|
|1912||Emmons, Mrs. Jane (wife of William Edward Emmons)|
|1913 to 1914||Nicholson, Frederick Walter|
|1915 to 1920||Hillhouse, William Adams|
Francis Dawson Elkins was living at 1900 Comox Street in the 1911 Canada census.
Selected newspaper references to residents of this house:
The house was demolished between 1925 and 1927.
In December 1925, the architectural firm of McCarter and Nairne designed a new building for the corner of Comox Street and Gilford Street. John Galloway and Sons were the building contractors.
By February 1928, the building was ready for tenants.
The writer Malcolm Lowry and his wife, Margerie, were in apartment 33 of 1075 Gilford Street from January to March 1952.
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950; McCarter, John Young, Kenmore Apartments, Gilford Street at Comox Street, 1925-26 (C.R., xxxix, 16 Dec. 1925, 47; dwgs. at Vancouver City Archives); http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1475.
Changing Vancouver, Kenmore Apartments – Gilford Street; https://changingvancouver.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/kenmore-apartments-gilford-street/.
BC Booklook, Malcolm Lowry, February 2, 2016; https://bcbooklook.com/2016/02/02/114-malcolm-lowry/.
University of British Columbia, research guides, Malcolm Lowry; https://guides.library.ubc.ca/malcolmlowry.
Literary Trips: Following in the Footsteps of Fame, Volume 1, edited by Victoria Brooks; Vancouver, Great Escapes Publishing, 2000, page 75: refers to Malcolm Lowry at 1075 Gilford Street.
Prospero, Kenmore Apartments, 1075 Gilford Street; http://www.prospero.ca/residential/downtown-west-end/21-kenmore-apartments