2005 Comox Street

2005 Comox Street - Library and Archives Canada - Online MIKAN No 3308693; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009557.jpg

2005 Comox Street – Library and Archives Canada – Online MIKAN No 3308693; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009557.jpg

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2005 Comox Street - Detail from postcard - about 1910

2005 Comox Street – Detail from postcard – about 1910

2005 Comox Street - rear - 1908- detail from Vancouver City Archives - PAN P103 - [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street;rad

2005 Comox Street – rear – 1908- detail from Vancouver City Archives – PAN P103 – [View of the 1900 Block and 2000 Block of Nelson Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-1900-block-and-2000-block-of-nelson-street;rad

2005 Comox Street was the home of Edwin Caton Mahony. He worked for the BC Mills, Timber and Trading Company, and he designed many aspects of that company’s prefabricated buildings. One of the characteristics of these buildings was a series of vertical strips on the outer wall, about two feet apart. Between each vertical strip was a series of horizontal boards.

Although the house at 2005 Comox Street had this type of walls for the main part of the building, it also had a large veranda around the east and south part of the house.

Joseph Henry Bowman (1864-1943) was the architect for this house:  href=”http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1181″>http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1181: Comox Street, at Chilco Street, residence for Edwin C. Mahoney, 1908; demol. (inf. A.I.B.C.).

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 27.

2000 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

2000 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

This house does not appear in the Vancouver Building Permits database: href=”http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php? [searched January 25, 2014].

In the mid-1950s, the well-known Canadian architect, Arthur Erickson, lived in this house, which he described as an “interesting pre-fab house.” He and Geoffrey Massey designed the modern apartment building that has occupied the site since 1957. The apartment building has the address of 1049 Chilco Street, rather than 2005 Comox Street.

The Residency apartment building, Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia; Item LF.01659; 1957; Reference code; CA JMABC A.1985.001-1-30-LF.01659; http://archives.jewishmuseum.ca/residency-apartment-building.

The Residency apartment building, Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia; Item LF.01659; 1957; Reference code; CA JMABC A.1985.001-1-30-LF.01659; http://archives.jewishmuseum.ca/residency-apartment-building.

Vancouver directory listings for 2005 Comox Street:

1907 to 1924 Mahony, Edwin Caton

Sources

G.E.Mills and D.W.Holdsworth, “The B.C. Mills Prefabricated System: The Emergence of Ready-Made Buildings in Western Canada,” Occasional Papers in History and Archaeology, Ottawa, Ontario, no.14 (1975); http://parkscanadahistory.com/series/chs/14/chs14-2f.htm.

BC Mills Timber and Trading Co.: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bcmttc/;

BC Mills Timber and Trading Co. Catalogue, 1904: http://www.lynnheadwaters.com/bcmttc/BCMTaTCo%20Catalog.pdf.

“Arthur Unknown” [on Arthur Erickson], by Danielle Egan, http://danielleegan.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/arthur-erickson.pdf.

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