The house at 1963 Comox Street often goes by the name “Hirschfield House.” It should really be “Hirschfeld” (with only one “i”). The first owner of the house was Alfred Cyril Hirschfeld (1866-1926).
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 19, 2019].
|Owner:||Hirschfeld, A. C.|
|Architect:||Gamble & Knapp|
|Builder:||Hunter & Robinson|
|Legal Address:||DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 29|
|Street Name:||Comox Street|
|Remarks:||Frame d house|
Vancouver directory listings from 1911 to 1929:
|1911 and 1912||Hirschfeld, Alfred Cyril|
|1913 to 1917||Lazarus, Henry|
|1918 and 1919||Martin, Archibald|
|1920 to 1929||Hall, James Edward|
This was probably the auction when James Edward Hall moved out of the house in 1929.
In May 1929, the house was for sale.
In the 1940s, the house offered rental accommodation.
The house still exists as a private residence.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation, 1963-Comox-Street-Madeleine (Hirshfieldhouse); https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/location/1930-haro-st-vancouver-bc/1963-comox-street-madeleinehirshfieldhouse/.
British Columbia Archives; Item I-68826 – Interior of the A.C. Hirschfeld home, 1963 Comox Street, Vancouver, about 1910; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/interior-of-c-hirschfeld-home-1963-comox-street-vancouver.
“West End icon stars in this year’s Heritage House Tour,” by John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, May 28, 2019; https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/west-end-icon-stars-in-this-years-heritage-house-tour.