1871 Georgia Street

1800 Block of Georgia Street (north side), 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.

 

1800 Block of Georgia Street (north side), about 1940 [sic; actually before 1937]; detail from Coal Harbour Vancouver, B.C.; Vancouver City Archives; Wat P127; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/coal-harbour-vancouver-b-c.

1871 Georgia Street was on the north side of Georgia Street, east of Gilford Street. It appears to have been part of a building that had 1869 Georgia Street as its address.

Legal description: District Lot 185; Block 64; Lot 6.

 

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.

 

1877, 1873,1875, 1869, 1871 and 1867 Georgia Street – detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1; Plate 42 [Denman Street to Burrard Inlet to Chilco Street to Georgia Street]; Vancouver City Archives; Item : 1972-582.17; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-42-denman-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-chilco-street-to-georgia-street.

 

Vancouver Directory Listings from 1917 to 1940.

1917 to 1918 Fenner, Joseph William
1919 to 1921 Carson, Arthur Edmund
1922 Brown, Martha
1923 to 1926 Brown, Jonathan E.
1927 to 1928 Scanlon, Ewart Stanway
1929 Burns, Edward
1930 Smith, John F.
1931 Lois, Miss Leila
1932 to 1934 Brush, Mrs. Berthe (widow of A.R. Brush)
1935 to 1936 Redding, Benjamin (wife is Berthe, formerly Mrs. Brush)
1937 Kaiser Zimmerman Company Limited
1938 Maschinefabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg – marine engines
1939 Not listed under Vancouver streets
1940 Marine Sales and Service (1869-1873 Georgia Street)

 

Miscellaneous Biographical Information

Martha Brown

Martha Brown was a hairdresser who worked with Eva Humphreys. She lived at 1871 Georgia Street in 1922.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 521 [edited image].

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1922, page 774.

 

 

Ewart Stanway Scanlon

Ewart Stanway Scanlon was an electric sign worker who lived at 1871 Georgia Street in 1927 and 1928.

 

Vancouver Province, February 28, 1928, page 17, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, July 7, 1928, page 1, column 4.

 

 

Vancouver Province, July 8, 1928, page 1, column 2.

 

 

The fire that destroyed the Denman Arena in August 1936 also damaged or destroyed several other nearby buildings, including 1871 Georgia Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, August 20, 1936, page 1, columns 7-8 [selected portions].

 

Material from the Blue Goose Café

In November 1936, Lawrence’s Marine Shop advertised that it was at 1871 Georgia Street. The shop was advertising dishes and other accessories from the Blue Goose Café. It appears that these items were available after the Blue Goose’s short-lived time as an art deco restaurant.

 

Vancouver Province, November 28, 1936, page 18, column 1.

 

In 1935, the owners of the Blue Goose had renovated the café.

 

Vancouver Province, July 4, 1935, page 12, columns 1-4.

 

In March 1936, new management had taken over the business.

 

Vancouver Sun, March 4, 1936, page 4, column 4.

 

By April 1936, the business was called the Hollywood Café.

 

Vancouver News-Herald, April 24, 1936, page 2, columns 1-4.

 

Further information on the Hollywood Café appears here:

Hollywood Café; Vancouver As It Was; https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/hollywood-cafe/.

872-876 Granville St; Vancouver Heritage Foundation; https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/location/872-granville-st-vancouver-bc/.

 

Later Years at 1871 Georgia Street

In the 1940s and 1950s a series of marine-related businesses occupied this general area.

 

1800 block of West Georgia Street, 1954; detail from BO-54-211; First Beach; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

The area later became part of Devonian Harbour Park.

 

Denman Street at West Georgia Street, 1986 or 1987, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 775-179; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/denman-street-at-west-georgia-street.

 

 

Devonian Harbour Park, 1800 and 1900 Block, north side of Georgia Street, looking north-east; Google Maps; 3D view; searched December 15, 2019.

 

Further information appears on the page for 1997 Georgia Street.

 

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