1814 Georgia Street

Vancouver City Archives, Str N46.01 - [Ensign Motor Supply Company, 1800 West Georgia St.], about 1926, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ensign-motor-supply-company-1800-west-georgia-st

Vancouver City Archives, Str N46.01 – [Ensign Motor Supply Company, 1800 West Georgia St.], about 1926, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ensign-motor-supply-company-1800-west-georgia-st.

1814 Georgia Street was on the south side of Georgia Street, just west of Denman Street. Part of it appears in the right rear of the photograph above.

 

A more detailed view of the house appears below.

 

1814 Georgia Street, about 1926; detail from Vancouver City Archives, Str N46.01 – Ensign Motor Supply Company, 1800 West Georgia St.; http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ensign-motor-supply-company-1800-west-georgia-st.

 

Legal description: District Lot 185, Block 65, west half of Lot 1 (sometimes as east half of lot 2).

 

Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia (detail), July 1897, revised June 1903; sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674645-v8.jpg.

Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia (detail), July 1897, revised June 1903; sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674645-v8.jpg.

 

1800 Block Georgia Street - detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Georgia Street – detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

 

1814 and 1800 Georgia Street, Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.23; Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street] (detail)

1814 and 1800 Georgia Street, Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, volume 1; Vancouver City Archives, 1972-582.23; Plate 48 [Denman Street to Georgia Street to Chilco Street to Haro Street] (detail)

 

In September 1899, William Blackmur obtained a permit to build a house on Georgia Street. (This appears to be the house at 1814 Georgia Street. William Blackmur lived at 1814 Georgia Street in 1900 and 1901.)

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 30, 1899, page 3, column 4.

 

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 November 1, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Boult, G. A.
Architect: Boult, G. A.
Builder: Blackwell, M. F.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 65 Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1909-10-12
Street Number: 1814
Street Name: Georgia Street W
Value: $500.00
Remarks: Moving d house
Reference ID: VN-3001-3001-112

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1900 to 1920.

 

1900 to 1901 Blackmur, William
1900 to 1902 Green, Frank Stanley
1902 Blackmur, Mrs. William (widow of William Blackmur)
1903 to 1909 Ferris, William
1910 to 1912 Jones, Arthur
1913 Helliwell, Ernest Frank
1914 to 1916 Larmour Robert Ernest
1917 to 1918 Giguere, Alphonse
1919 Vacant
1919 to 1920 Routledge, Henry Boyle

 

The house offered rental accommodation for much of its history.

 

Vancouver Province, June 18, 1901, page 6, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, April 23, 1912, page 30, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, April 13, 1923, page 18, column 8.

 

In 1933, thieves tried to tunnel into the vault of the Royal Bank, which was at the southwest corner of Georgia Street and Denman Street. The source of the tunnel may have been the basement of the house at 1814 Georgia Street. Further details appear on the page for 1800 Georgia Street: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/streets-a-to-h/georgia-street-2/1800-georgia-street/1800-georgia-street/.

 

Vancouver News-Herald, March 7, 1934, page 6, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, May 28, 1937, page 23, column 8.

 

Vancouver Province, October 4, 1940, page 28, column 7.

 

In 1945, a fire damaged the house.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 22, 1945, page 1, column 5.

 

Vancouver Province, September 22, 1945, page 8, column 3.

 

In 1951, the house at 1814 Georgia Street was for sale, along with the house at 1815 Alberni Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 13, 1951, page 41, column 7.

 

The house continued to offer rental accommodations in the 1950s.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 6, 1953, page 46, column 2.

 

In 1956, house wreckers demolished the house (along with the house at 1815 Alberni Street).

 

Vancouver Sun, September 13, 1956, page 39, column 7.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 19, 1956, page 43, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 27, 1956, page 41, column 7.

 

A new commercial rental building was on the site in 1957.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 12, 1957, page 28, column 6.

 

The new building is the one-storey structure in the middle right of the photograph below.

 

Southwest corner of Georgia Street and Denman Street; detail from 1802 W. Georgia Street, 1978; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-8.02; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1802-w-georgia-street.

 

A series of retail businesses occupied this location.

 

1960s and 1970s: Boat Propeller Dealer

 

Vancouver Sun, March 10, 1966, page 74, column 3.

 

1814 West Georgia Street; Propeller Adjusters; detail from 1802 W. Georgia Street, 1978; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-8.02; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1802-w-georgia-street.

1814 West Georgia Street; Propeller Adjusters; detail from 1802 W. Georgia Street, 1978; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 786-8.02; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1802-w-georgia-street.

 

 

1984: Fitness Firm

 

Vancouver Province, February 13, 1984, page 56, columns 6-8.

 

1985: Consignment Store

 

Vancouver Sun, September 17, 1985, page C6, column 9.

 

 

Late 1980s: Captain Video

 

Vancouver Sun, October 10, 1985, page 18, columns 1-2.

 

The lot later became part of the Lumière condominium development at 1863 Alberni Street.

 

1800 block Alberni Street (north side); source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

1800 block Alberni Street (north side); source map: City of Vancouver, Vanmapp; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net.

 

1863 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched March 20, 2019; image dated September 2011.

1863 Alberni Street; Google Streets; searched March 20, 2019; image dated September 2011.