1100 Gilford Street

1100 Gilford Street - about 1910 - detail from postcard - Gilford Street - Vancouver BC - Valentine and Sons Publishing Co

1100 Gilford Street – about 1910 – detail from postcard – Gilford Street – Vancouver BC – Valentine and Sons Publishing Co

1100 Gilford Street - about 1909 - detail from postcard - The Pier - English Bay - Vancouver BC

Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 7.

 

1800 Block Comox Street - Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Comox Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 8 – Barclay Street to English Bay and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

 

1100 Gilford Street, 1913; detail from Denman Street to Comox Street to Stanley Park boundary to English Bay Reference code – 1972-582-38 – Plate 63; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-63-denman-street-to-comox-street-to-stanley-park-boundary-to-english-bay.

 

There are no references to this property in Heritage Vancouver Society’s database of historic building permits:http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched May 8, 2019].

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1908 to 1920:

1908 to 1914 Mackedie, Mrs. Charlotte Jane
1916 to 1918 Brooks, Sheldon Dwight
1919 to 1920 Bridges, Emily

 

Charlotte Mackedie obtained a telephone listing for this address in 1907.

 

British Columbia Telephone Company; supplementary list, November 1907; Vancouver Province, November 4, 1907, page 6, column 2.

 

In 1919, the house advertised several types of rental accommodations.

 

Vancouver Province, November 10, 1919, page 21, column 4.

 

In 1922 and 1925, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Sun, May 4, 1922, page 13, column 7.

 

Vancouver Province, February 7, 1925, page 21, column 2.

 

By 1926, the house was called “Beach Lodge,” and it offered a variety of rental suites.

 

Vancouver Province, October 17, 1926, page 22, column 8.

 

In 1929, the Beach Lodge apartments appeared on the property, with an address of 1080 Gilford Street. The architect was Enoch Evans (1858-1939), who also designed the Capistrano Apartments at 1924 Comox Street. (Further information on Mr. Evans appears on the page for the Capistrano Apartments.)

 

Vancouver Sun, July 29, 1929, page 12, column 7.

 

In 1931, Margaret Hall sold the property to Mrs. C.R. Filtness.

 

Vancouver Sun, July 25, 1931, page 24, columns 4-5.

 

Beach Lodge Apartments, unknown date, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number 28358; https://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/1785/28358.jpg.

 

1080 Gilford Street; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

In the 1970s, the building was operating as a motel.

 

1080 Gilford Street [detail], 1978; Vancouver City Archives, CVA 786-3.19; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/1080-gilford-street.

The building still exists in 2019. The image below is from 2009.

 

1080 Gilford Street; Google Streets, searched May 10, 2019; image dated April 2009.

 

 

Sources

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800 to 1950; Evans, Enoch (1858-1939), http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/800: “Beach Lodge Apartments, Gilford Street at Comox Street, 1930 (inf. Architectural Inst. of British Columbia).”

Beach Lodge, 1080 Gilford Street; http://www.daysgonebyapartments.com/beach-lodge-apartments.html.

Beach Lodge, 1080 Gilford St, Vancouver BC; https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/location/1080-gilford-st-vancouver-bc/.

 

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