1968 Comox Street

1968 Comox Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1968 Comox Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

1968 Comox Street is on the south side of Comox Street, east of Chilco Street.

The house was new in 1941.

Vancouver Province, October 11, 1941, page 30, column 1.

Vancouver Province, October 11, 1941, page 30, column 1.

This house first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1942.

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1942, page 1237 (Comox Street).

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1942, page 1237 (Comox Street).

Legal Description: District Lot 185; Block 70; east half of Lot 12.

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

In 1958, the house was for sale. The realtor described the house as a duplex.

Vancouver Province, October 15, 1958, page 29, column 6.

Vancouver Province, October 15, 1958, page 29, column 6.

In 1963, the houses to the east were demolished to make way for an apartment building at 1952 Comox Street. The house at 1968 Comox Street was not part of this development.

1956 Comox Street and 1946 Comox Street; construction site; August 26, 1963; detail from Aerial view from helicopter; West End and Apartment Houses; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 160-14; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-from-helicopter-west-end-and-apartment-houses.

1956 Comox Street and 1946 Comox Street; construction site; August 26, 1963; detail from Aerial view from helicopter; West End and Apartment Houses; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 160-14; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-from-helicopter-west-end-and-apartment-houses.

In 1970, the house was for sale.

Crest real estate advertisement, Vancouver Sun, February 28, 1970, page 6, columns 2-3.

Crest real estate advertisement, Vancouver Sun, February 28, 1970, page 6, columns 2-3.

In 1972, a two-bedroom unit in the house was for rent.

Vancouver Sun, October 19, 1972, page 68, column 5.

Vancouver Sun, October 19, 1972, page 68, column 5.

In 1977, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, December 17, 1977, page D2, column 1.

Vancouver Sun, December 17, 1977, page D2, column 1.

The house later became the English Bay Inn, which offered bed and breakfast accommodations.

In 2011, the house was for sale.

Vancouver Sun, March 25, 2011, page C5, column 4.

Vancouver Sun, March 25, 2011, page C5, column 4.