1820 Georgia Street

1820 Georgia Street, 1931; detail from Vancouver, B.C. from the air looking east from Lost Lagoon; Vancouver City Archives; Van Sc P15; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/vancouver-b-c-from-air-looking-east-from-lost-lagoon.

 

1820 Georgia Street was on the south side of Georgia Street, just west of Denman Street.

Legal description: District Lot 185, Block 65, west half of Lot 2.

 

1800 Block Georgia Street - detail from Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver - British Columbia - July 1897 - revised June 1903 - sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674745-v8.jpg.

1800 Block Georgia Street – detail from Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver – British Columbia – July 1897 – revised June 1903 – sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674745-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.

 

 

1820 Georgia Street, 1814 Georgia Street and 1815 Alberni Street, detail from 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]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-48-denman-street-to-georgia-street-to-chilco-street-to-haro-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 December 6, 2019].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 6268
Owner: Thomas, E. A.
Architect: Wiles & Fisher
Builder: Wiles & Fisher
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-02-25
Street Number: 1820
Street Name: Georgia Street
Value: $200.00
Remarks: Office/store
Reference ID: VN-3500-3501-209

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1920.

 

1903 to 1904 Wickett, Andrew
1905 to 1909 Watson, John Robert
1906 to 1920 Thomas, Emery Arthur

 

Beginning in the 1920s, the house offered rental accommodation.

 

Vancouver Daily World, April 26, 1920, page 16, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Province, May 5, 1920, page 26, column 7.

 

 

Vancouver Province, September 11, 1927, page 27, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Province, July 7, 1934, page 23, column 3.

 

In 1935, Georgia Sign Service was at 1820 Georgia Street. (In 1933, the Georgia Sign Services firm was at 1873 Georgia Street.)

 

Vancouver News-Herald, April 13, 1935, page 6, columns 7-8.

 

The house continued to offer rental accommodations through the 1940s.

 

Vancouver Province, May 18, 1940, page 27, column 5.

 

In 1945, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, April 3, 1947, page 31, column 1.

 

The property was still offering rental accommodation in 1950.

 

Vancouver Sun, October 31, 1950, page 26, column 3.

 

Beginning in the 1950s, a series of businesses occupied a relatively new two-storey building on the property.

 

1820 West Georgia Street, probably 1970s; detail from Denman and Georgia Streets looking west; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 772-538; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-and-georgia-streets-looking-west.

 

In 1953, Swann Hydraulic was at 1820 Georgia Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 21, 1953, page 42, column 6.

 

From the 1960s to the 1990s, a series of gardening and recreational sales businesses operated at 1820 Georgia Street.

 

Vancouver Province, April 23, 1966, page 2, columns 4-5.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, February 27, 1969, page 30A, columns 3-4.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, June 16, 1970, page 38, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, July 21, 1979, page 62, column 3.

 

 

Vancouver Province, August 10, 1990, page P34, column 3.

 

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.