Legal Description: District Lot 185, Block 70, Lot 7.
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.
In 1919, the house advertised several types of rental accommodations.
In 1922 and 1925, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
By 1926, the house was called “Beach Lodge,” and it offered a variety of rental suites.
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.)
In 1931, Margaret Hall sold the property to Mrs. C.R. Filtness.
In the 1970s, the building was operating as a motel.
The building still exists in 2019. The image below is from 2009.
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/.