1967 Georgia Street

1967 Georgia Street was on the north side of Georgia Street, between Gilford Street and Chilco Street.

The building did not appear in the 1901 fire insurance plan.

 

1900 block of Georgia Street, north side; detail from Insurance plan; City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1901; Sheet 43; Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park.

 

There is a structure in the 1903 fire insurance plan that could be 1967 Georgia Street. It is at the north end of Lots 12 and 13, and it is built on piles at the south edge of Coal Harbour.

 

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.

 

This is a composite view of the north side of the 1900 block of Georgia Street from about 1903 to 1906. No buildings are visible on the north side of this portion of the block.

 

 

1900 block of Georgia Street – looking north – 1903 to 1906 – photograph by C S Downing – Vancouver Public Library – combination of VPL 4155 and VPL 4156; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1104/4155.jpg; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1104/4156.jpg.

 

This view looks south towards a series of buildings on the 1900 block of Georgia Street. The arrows point to buildings that appear to be on the north side of the 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.

 

The 1912 and later fire insurance plans did not list a specific building with an address of 1967 Georgia Street.

 

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.

 

 

1997 Georgia Street, 1995 Georgia Street, and 1961 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; 1972-582.17; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-42-denman-street-to-burrard-inlet-to-chilco-street-to-georgia-street.

Vancouver directory addresses from 1906 to 1911.

 

1906 Maude, Albert Edward
1907 Seymour, Alexander Henderson
1908 Steer, Charles Pearman
1909 Haines, Leslie Earls
1910 to 1911 Not listed under Vancouver streets

 

 

Hoffar Motor Boat Company

There is one reference to 1967 Georgia Street in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched February 27, 2020].

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 9784
Owner: Hoffar Bros. [Hoffar Motor Boat Co.]
Architect: Self
Builder: Self
Legal Address: DL: 185 Block: 64 Sub: Resub: Lot: 12 & 13
Date (Y-M-D): 1919-01-08
Street Number: 1967
Street Name: Georgia Street W
Value: $3,000.00
Remarks: Factory/Warehouse; frame building with galvanized iron exterior, 120×43 ft; bldg to house the aireplane [sic] shop and motor boat works [DBR]
Reference ID: VN-1327-1328-16

 

Vancouver Province, January 10, 1919, page 14, column 6.

 

The Hoffar Motor Boat Company and its successors remained at this location from the 1920s to the 1940s. Further information appears on the page for the Hoffar Motor Boat Company.

 

1900 block 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.

 

Later Years

Marine-related businesses were still operating in this location in the late 1950s.

 

Vancouver Sun, December 18, 1959, page 37, column 8.

 

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.