2033 Comox Street

2033 Comox Street - William James Topley - Library and Archives Canada - PA-009552; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009552.jpg

2033 Comox Street – William James Topley – Library and Archives Canada – PA-009552; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009552.jpg.

2033 Comox Street was on the north side of Comox Street, between Chilco Street and Stanley Park.

 

2033 Comox Street – Vancouver Public Library – Accession Number 7505 – House of Charles S Douglas; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1046/7505.jpg.

 

2033 Comox Street - Vancouver Public Library - Accession Number 7441 - House of Charles S Douglas - date 1908; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/76/7441.jpg

2033 Comox Street – Vancouver Public Library – Accession Number 7441 – House of Charles S Douglas – date 1908; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/76/7441.jpg.

 

2033 Comox Street - Vancouver Public Library - Accession Number 7442 - House of C S Douglas - date 1908; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/76/7442.jpg

2033 Comox Street – Vancouver Public Library – Accession Number 7442 – House of C S Douglas – date 1908; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/76/7442.jpg.

 

2033 Comox Street – William James Topley – Library and Archives Canada – PA-009551; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009551.jpg.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 69, Lot 25.

 

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.

 

2033 Comox Street; 1913, detail from Chilco Street to Burrard Inlet to Stanley Park boundary to Pendrell Street; 1972-582.37 – Plate 62; Reference code: AM1594-MAP 383-: 1972-582.37; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-62-chilco-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-pendrell-street.

 

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 April 19, 2019].

According to the Vancouver World, the building permit for the house was in 1906, and the estimated cost of the house was $10,000.

C.S. Douglas, building permit, Comox Street, Vancouver World, March 23, 1907, page 41, column 3.

C.S. Douglas, building permit, Comox Street, Vancouver World, March 23, 1907, page 41, column 3.

Vancouver directory listings from 1907 to 1920.

1907 to 1915 Douglas, Charles Stanford
1916 to 1917 Brooks, Philip Ranney
1918 Beazley, Ernest Henry
1919 Vacant
1920 Clark, Ralph Samuel

In May 1919, the house was for rent.

Vancouver Province, May 24, 1919, page 24, columns 7-8.

 

Clegg Family

The family of Ernest Bernulf Clegg lived in the house from 1925 to 1946.

Vancouver Sun, October 5, 1931, page 18, column 3.

In 1945, a fire occurred in the second storey of the house.

Vancouver Province, September 6, 1945, page 6, column 8.

Mrs. Clegg moved out of the house in 1946.

Vancouver Province, November 27, 1946, page 10, column 4.

Mrs. Clegg died in 1962.

Vancouver Province, September 21, 1962, page 9, columns 1-2.

 

Later Uses of the Property

In 1949, the property was for sale as a potential hotel site.

Vancouver Province, September 17, 1949, page 31, column 6.

In the 1950s, the house offered rental accommodation.

Vancouver Sun, October 1, 1951, page 28, column 7.

The house was sometimes called the “Park Hotel.”

Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1953, page 42, column 7.

In January 1954, the property was for sale as a potential apartment site.

Vancouver Province, January 6, 1954, page 36, column 7.

In 1957, the property was again for sale.

Vancouver Province, August 10, 1957, page 19, columns 6-8.

In 1958, a fire damaged the kitchen and other parts of the house.

Vancouver Province, January 3, 1958, page 1, column 6.

In 1959 and 1959, a firm of house-wreckers demolished 2033 Comox Street, along with other houses in the block.

Houses in the 2000 block Comox Street being demolished, June 1958; Vancouver City Archives; Bu P508.50; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-in-2000-block-comox-street-being-demolished.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 22, 1959, page 42, column 6.

 

By the spring of 1960, an apartment building called “The White House” was on the property, with an address of 2033 Comox Street.

Vancouver Sun, April 12, 1960, page 40, columns 7-8.

 

2033 Comox Street; https://www.petercoppard.com/showlisting/214649/812-2033-Comox-Street-West-End-VW-Vancouver-West/.

 

Sources

Emporis, The White House, 2033 Comox Street; https://www.emporis.com/buildings/158637/white-house-vancouver-canada.

 

 

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