1963 Comox Street

Exterior of the A.C. Hirschfeld home, 1963 Comox Street, Vancouver, about 1910; British Columbia Archives, Item I-68824; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exterior-of-c-hirschfeld-home-1963-comox-street-vancouver-2.

Exterior of the A.C. Hirschfeld home, 1963 Comox Street, Vancouver, about 1910; British Columbia Archives, Item I-68824; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exterior-of-c-hirschfeld-home-1963-comox-street-vancouver-2.

 

Exterior of the A.C. Hirschfeld home, 1963 Comox Street, Vancouver, about 1910; British Columbia Archives, Item I-68825; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exterior-of-c-hirschfeld-home-1963-comox-street-vancouver-3.

Exterior of the A.C. Hirschfeld home, 1963 Comox Street, Vancouver, about 1910; British Columbia Archives, Item I-68825; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exterior-of-c-hirschfeld-home-1963-comox-street-vancouver-3.

 

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).

 

1900 Block Comox Street - Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1900 Block Comox Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

1963 Comox Street and 1961 Comox Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 54 Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

1963 Comox Street and 1961 Comox Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Plate 54 Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay]; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.38; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-54-denman-street-to-haro-street-to-chilco-street-to-comox-street.

 

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].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Hirschfeld, A. C.
Architect: Gamble & Knapp
Builder: Hunter & Robinson
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 69 Sub: Resub: Lot: 29
Date (Y-M-D): 1910-05-28
Street Number: 1963
Street Name: Comox Street
Value: $4,975.00
Remarks: Frame d house
Reference ID: VN-3100-3101-1641

 

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

 

Vancouver Daily World, November 17, 1910, page 14, columns 1-2.

Vancouver Daily World, November 17, 1910, page 14, columns 1-2.

 

This was probably the auction when James Edward Hall moved out of the house in 1929.

 

Vancouver Province, May 7, 1929, page 23, column 5.

Vancouver Province, May 7, 1929, page 23, column 5.

 

In May 1929, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1929, page 25, columns 5-6.

Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1929, page 25, columns 5-6.

 

In the 1940s, the house offered rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Province, April 22, 1940, page 20, column 5.

Vancouver Province, April 22, 1940, page 20, column 5.

 

1963 Comox Street, Vancouver City Archives, 1968, CVA 1348-9; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/house-at-1963-comox-at-chilco.

1963 Comox Street, Vancouver City Archives, 1968, CVA 1348-9; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/house-at-1963-comox-at-chilco.

 

The house still exists as a private residence.

 

1963 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 19, 2019; image dated August 2018.

1963 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 19, 2019; image dated August 2018.

 

Sources

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.

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