2050 Comox Street

2050 Comox Street - Vancouver City Archives - Bu P735 - [George Buscombe residence - 2050 Comox Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/george-buscombe-residence-2050-comox-street;rad

2050 Comox Street – Vancouver City Archives – Bu P735 – [George Buscombe residence – 2050 Comox Street]; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/george-buscombe-residence-2050-comox-street;rad.

2050 Comox Street - Detail from Residences - Comox Street - Library and Archives Canada - Online MIKAN no. 3308694; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009558.jpg

2050 Comox Street – Detail from Residences – Comox Street – Library and Archives Canada – Online MIKAN no. 3308694; http://data2.archives.ca/ap/a/a009558.jpg.

 

2050 Comox Street, roofline, southeast corner; 1910-1920; detail from Houses on the north side of the 1900 Block of Pendrell Street; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 371-723; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/houses-on-north-side-of-1900-block-of-pendrell-street.

 

2050 Comox Street was on the south side of Comox Street, about midway between Chilco Street and the Stanley Park boundary.

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 16.

2000 Block Comox Street, south side; detail from Insurance plan, City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903, Sheet 45; Comox Street to English Bay and Bidwell 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

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

 

2050 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 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 16, 2019].

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Buscombe, C.[probably “G.” for “George”]
Architect: Matheson, J. P.
Builder: Matheson, J. P.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 70 Sub: Resub: Lot: 16
Date (Y-M-D): 1902-09-30
Street Number:
Street Name: Comox Street
Value: $2,900.00
Remarks: Frame dwelling s.
Reference ID: VN-8158-8159-28

 

George Buscombe built this house and lived in it for most of the time from 1901 to 1951.

In June 1952, house wreckers demolished the house.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 6, 1952, page 38, column 5.

 

By the end of December 1952, a new rental apartment building was on the site.

Vancouver Sun, December 19, 1952, page 45, column 8.

 

The early name for the building was “Sharon Manor.”

Vancouver Sun, May 26, 1956, page 37, column 2.

 

2050 Comox Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

By 1960, the building was called “Cumberland Court.”

 

Vancouver Sun, March 11, 1960, page 15, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 18, 1964, page 39, column 4.

 

2050 Comox Street; 1962; detail from West End from the air, Vancouver City Archives; Air P96; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/west-end-from-air.

 

In 1982, a developer applied for a permit to build a 13-storey apartment building at 2050 Comox Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 20, 1982, page A14, column 3.

 

By 1983, the developer had changed the height of the proposed building to six storeys.

Vancouver Province, February 20, 1983, page G7, column 1.

 

The developer published a “Notice of Substantial Completion” as of August 26, 1985. (This notice was to establish the period to file a builder’s lien against the property.)

 

Vancouver Sun, September 10, 1985, page D8, column 9.

 

In October 1985, a realtor was advertising apartments in the new building, which was called “Liza Court.”

 

Vancouver Sun, October 4, 1985, page E1, column 9.

 

2050 Comox Street; Google Streets; searched February 16, 2019; image dated April 2009.

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