1964 Georgia Street

1900 block Georgia Street, about 1909; detail from Man in scull on south side of Coal Harbour; Vancouver City Archives; CVA 7-267; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/man-in-scull-on-south-side-of-coal-harbour.

 

1964 Georgia Street was one of four similar houses on the south side of Georgia Street, near the intersection with Chilco Street. (See the page on 1954 Georgia Street, 1964 Georgia Street, 1968 Georgia Street and 1974 Georgia Street for more background information on these houses. The page on 1954 Georgia Street has detailed early photographs of one of the houses. The page on Whitfield Walker Stuart has a more detailed view of the store in front of 1974 Georgia Street.)

Legal Description District Lot 185; Block 65; west half of Lot 12.

In earlier years, the address for this house seems to have been 1962 Georgia Street. Further information appears on the page for 1962 Georgia Street.

 

Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

In the 1903 and later plans, the house number was 1964 Georgia Street.

 

Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell 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

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.

 

 

1974 Georgia Street, 1968 Georgia Street, 1964 Georgia Street and 1954 Georgia Street, detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, 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.

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1904 to 1920.

1904 to 1909 Perceval, Echlin
1910 to 1913 Moore, William Howard
1915 to 1916 Miller, Robert
1917 to 1919 Lane, Samuel George
1920 Khaki Taxi & Transfer
1920 to 1924 Northwood, James Henry

 

Vancouver Province, August 19, 1911, page 28, column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Province, December 5, 1918, page 19, column 3.

 

 

1900 Block of Georgia Street, south side, 1925; detail from National Air Photo Library: BA12.25; reproduced in Above Canada, Then and Now, by John McQuarrie, Ottawa, Magic Light Publishing, 1999, page 193.

 

In 1929, Lewis G. Gilbert was the proprietor of Star Window Cleaners, which was at 1964 Georgia Street. Furnished rental accommodation was also available at that location.

 

Vancouver Sun, February 12, 1929, page 14, column 8.

 

During the mid-1930s, the house was vacant part of the time.

In 1938, William C. Turner was living at 1964 Georgia Street. He advertised that he was available for many types of work.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1938, page 18, column 6.

 

In the 1940s, the house offered rental accommodations, and it was a contact address for the sale of a house (perhaps 1964 Georgia Street itself).

 

Vancouver Province, September 26, 1941, page 28, column 8.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, July 29, 1944, page 23, column 8.

 

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Alfred William Stanley Cook and his wife, Ella, had a restaurant at 1964 Georgia Street called “The Cooks.”

 

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, 1948, page 461.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, February 25, 1952, page 19, column 6.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, May 22, 1952, page 26, column 6.

 

In late 1952, the contents of Cooks Café were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, November 17, 1952, page 30, columns 7-8.

 

A building supply company was at this address in 1956.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 21, 1956, page 30, columns 2-3.

 

A fire in 1960 destroyed the Stanley Park Armouries (formerly called the Horse Show Building). The fire damaged the building at 1964 Georgia Street, but 1968 Georgia Street and 1974 Georgia Street were relatively unharmed. (The house at 1954 Georgia Street had been demolished in 1955.)

 

1964 Georgia Street (front, covered by tarp), 1968 Georgia Street, portions of 1974 Georgia Street at rear; 1960, detail from Ruins of the Stanley Park Armouries (Horse Show Building), 1900 West Georgia Street; Vancouver City Archives, Bu N544.2; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ruins-of-stanley-park-armouries-horse-show-building-1900-west-georgia-street.

 

 

1964 Georgia Street (front, covered by tarp), 1968 Georgia Street, portions of 1974 Georgia Street at rear; 1960, detail from Ruins of the Stanley Park Armouries (Horse Show Building), 1900 West Georgia Street; Vancouver City Archives, Bu N544.3; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/ruins-of-stanley-park-armouries-horse-show-building-1900-west-georgia-street-after-fire-2.

 

In 1962, a swimming pool building firm was at 1964 Georgia Street.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 11, 1962, page 35, column 3.

 

In 1964, an extension of the Gallery of B.C. Arts was at this location.

 

Vancouver Sun, April 27, 1964, page 33, column 6.

 

 

1964 Georgia Street, 1968 Georgia Street, and 1974 Georgia Street; detail from Coal Harbour in Vancouver, B.C.; July 1965; Northern B.C. Archives, Item 013.6.36.1.003.063a; https://search.nbca.unbc.ca/index.php/coal-harbour-in-vancouver-b-c-6.

 

In late 1965, a one-storey commercial building appeared at the north end of the lot.

 

Vancouver Province, December 13, 1965, page 30, column 4.

 

1964 Georgia Street; detail from BC Road Trip Time Machine – Highway 1, Horseshoe Bay to New Westminster: 1966; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6-VqUzRNMA; at about 1:54.

 

Colin Frederick Bradbury operated a commercial photography studio in the new building.

 

 

1964 Georgia Street; 1968; detail from View of Georgia Street showing the B.C. Gallery of Arts, Vancouver City Archives; CVA 1348-23; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/view-of-georgia-street-showing-b-c-gallery-of-arts.

 

 

Colin Frederick Bradbury, Canada Voters Lists, Vancouver Centre, British Columbia, 1968, page 2.

 

 

“Town Talk,” by Malcolm Parry, Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1995, page 7, column 1.

 

 

Vancouver Sun, May 2, 1969, page 4, column 5.

 

By July 1982, when house wreckers demolished the Stuart Building at 1974 Georgia Street, both the old and the new buildings at 1964 Georgia Street were also gone.

 

Stuart Building, 1974 West Georgia Street, demolition in progress; Our Missing Heritage: the Stuart Building, by Eve Lazarus, April 9, 2016; original photograph by Angus McIntyre; https://evelazarus.com/our-missing-heritage-the-stuart-building/

 

The property later became part of the site of the Laguna Parkside apartment building, which has an address of 1925 Alberni Street. (Further information appears on the page for the Horse Show Building.)

 

1900 West Georgia Street, south side, west end of block; Google Streets, searched January 7, 2020; image dated May 2012.

 

 

 

Sources

Alfred William Stanley Cook (occupant of 1964 Georgia Street and 1968 Georgia Street)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations; Registration Number: 1943-09-548622; Alfred William S Cook and Ella Alice Zaccarelli; date of marriage: March 25, 1943-03-25; place of marriage: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/96581abd-245e-4d40-9a98-82c3f2d0deaf.

“Arizona, Nogales, Index and Manifests of Alien Arrivals, 1905-1952”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WQS5-PZ6Z : 20 December 2019), Alfred William Stanley Cook, 1945.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBG-6BD : 8 November 2017), Alfred William Stanley Cook, 1975; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/45ed71c2-ddb2-4856-8cc5-6df3260a7137.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLYQ-TSG : 8 November 2017), Ella Alice Cook, 1968; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/05216475-4049-440c-974b-18937c573c65

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-HDWH : 13 December 2015), Ella Alice Cook, 1968; Burial, Maple Ridge, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Maple Ridge Cemetery; citing record ID 102002504, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102002504: “Ella Alice Cook; Birth: 27 Jul 1905; Death:23 Jun 1968 (aged 62); Burial: Maple Ridge Cemetery, Maple Ridge, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada: Memorial ID: 102002504.”