1919 Georgia Street

1900 block of Georgia Street, north side; detail from Insurance plan; City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903; Sheet 43; Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

1919 Georgia Street was on the north side of Georgia Street, west of the intersection with Gilford Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block: 64; west half of Lot 8.

Although the building at 1919 Georgia Street was on the 1903 Vancouver insurance plan (above), it was no longer present at the time of the 1912 Vancouver insurance plan.

 

1900 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

1900 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.

 

For several years, the west half of Lot 8 was unoccupied. A small office building with the address of 1901 Georgia Street was on the east half of Lot 8. (Further information appears on page for 1901 Georgia Street.)

 

Portion of 1900 block of Georgia Street (north side) – 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.

There are no references to 1919 Georgia Street in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 8, 2020]. However, there are two references to 1901 Georgia Street.

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 1276
Owner: Nickson, T. R. & Co.
Architect: Nickson, T. R. & Co.
Builder: Nickson, T. R. & Co.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 64 Sub: Resub: Lot: 8
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-01-19
Street Number: 1901
Street Name: Georgia Street W
Value: $1,000.00
Remarks: 1 office/store; frame office building [DBR]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-73
District: Vancouver
Permit: 1801
Owner: Canadian Builders Supply Co.
Architect: Wilson & Lake [BCR]
Builder: Canadian Builders Supply Co.
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 64 Sub: Resub: Lot: 8
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-03-19
Street Number: 1901
Street Name: Georgia Street W
Value: $5,000.00
Remarks: Factory/warehouse; sand and gravel bunkers [BCR]
Reference ID: VN-3300-3301-595

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1903 to 1912.

 

1903 to 1905 “Japanese”
1906 Sturdevant, David Edward
1907 to 1908 Owen, David
1909 Seaton, Frank
1910 Maude, Mrs. Mary (wife of Frederick Armitage Maude)
1911 Maude, Frederick Armitage
1912 Nickson, Thomas Ralph & Co.

 

There were few references to 1919 Georgia Street in the Vancouver papers.

 

Vancouver Province, December 28, 1904, page 8, column 6.

 

Vancouver Province, May 15, 1905, page 8, column 6.

 

After 1912, there were no obvious newspaper references to 1919 Georgia Street except one. In 1923, a notice about Frederick Thompson’s stolen rowboat appeared in the Vancouver Sun. The contact address was 1919 Georgia Street West. However, the address may have been an alternative for another location, or it might have been a misprint, because Frederick Thompson’s normal business address was 1997 Georgia Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1923, page 9, column 2.

 

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1923, page 1240.

 

Propeller Adjusters and Improvers

The address of 1919 Georgia Street appeared again in 1941. It was the location of a firm called “Propeller Adjusters and Improvers.” (In some years, the firm was called “Propeller Adjusters and Welders.”

 

Vancouver Province, October 7, 1941, page 20, column 6.

 

B.C. Credit Unionist, volume 2, number 7, June 1943, page 6, column 3; http://enterprise-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/1943-June.pdf.

 

Richmond Review (Richmond, British Columbia), May 11, 1955, page 6, column 5.

 

This firm later moved to 1814 Georgia Street.

 

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

 

The operator of the business was James (“Jim”) Campbell (1905-1998). In 1937, he married Kathleen Maud Hull, who was born in Vancouver in 1911.

Kathleen died in Vancouver on January 13, 1982.

 

Vancouver Province, January 15, 1982, page 36, column 2.

 

Jim died in Nanaimo, British Columbia on April 15, 1998.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1998, page 30, column 1.

 

The lots on the north side of Georgia Street 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.

 

Sources

James Campbell (operator of Propeller Adjusters and Improvers)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-KXSJ : 17 March 2018), James Campbell and Kathleen Maud Hull, 18 Sep 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1937-09-450953; James Campbell and Kathleen Maud Hull; date of marriage: September 18, 1937; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2078a54b-df35-4d01-9db2-54439a374ca3.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-PC48 : 10 September 2019), Campbell, ; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 143873852, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143873852: “James Campbell; Birth: 25 Oct 1905, Scotland; Death: 15 Apr 1998 (aged 92), Nanaimo, Nanaimo Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 143873852.”

Kathleen Maud Hull (wife of James Campbell)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-KXS2 : 17 March 2018), James Campbell and Kathleen Maud Hull, 18 Sep 1937; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number , Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 100,548,084.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1937-09-450953; James Campbell and Kathleen Maud Hull; date of marriage: September 18, 1937; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2078a54b-df35-4d01-9db2-54439a374ca3.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL18-R89 : 8 November 2017), Kathleen Maude Campbell, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8401be20-c7e5-4780-8bff-813026c3d3fa

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK1J-PCCH : 11 July 2016), Kathleen Maude Hull Campbell, 1982; Burial, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ocean View Burial Park; citing record ID 143873862, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143873862: “Kathleen Maude Hull Campbell; Birth: 24 Mar 1911, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 13 Jan 1982 (aged 70), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Memorial ID: 143873862.”