This address appears to be associated with 1890 Georgia Street and 1896 Georgia Street.According to one source, George Edmund Farrer was living at 678 Gilford Street in 1893. However, other sources show him at 1900 Haro Street from 1895 to 1903. It is possible that the 1893 reference to Gilford Street is incorrect.
678 Gilford Street did not appear in the Vancouver directories again until 1930.
From the 1940s to the 1960s, the house offered rental accommodation.
In 1930, the directory listed the Jerseymoor Tea Rooms at 1890 Georgia Street. The proprietor was a former seaman, Ernest Robert Deacon (1887-1963), who lived at 1896 Georgia Street. The name “Jerseymoor” seems to have come from a ship that sailed to Vancouver from time to time.
In 1934, Mamie Maloney wrote two columns in the Vancouver Sun about Mr. Deacon’s approach to customer service.
Mr. Deacon died in Vancouver on October 1, 1963.
The tea rooms had a variety of names over the years:
|1930 to 1939||Jerseymoor Tea Rooms or Jerseymoor Confectionery|
|1940||Greenwich Tea Rooms|
|1941 to 1943||Seven Seas Tea Rooms|
|1945 to 1946||Joan’s Koffee Kounter|
|1947||Dog House Diner Cafe|
|1949 to 1960s||Ship’s Inn Lunch Bar|
In 1943, the property was for sale.
The proprietors of the restaurant sometimes advertised for staff.
The lot later became part of the Lord Stanley apartment hotel at the corner of Gilford Street and Alberni Street.
Tyne Built Ships: A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built; Jerseymoor; http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/J-Ships/jerseymoor1915.html
Passengers in History; An initiative of the South Australian Maritime Museum; Jerseymoor: http://passengersinhistory.sa.gov.au/node/928804.
Jerseymoor SS (1915-1920) Onassi Maria SS (+1935); https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?164121
Jerseymoor in Vancouver Harbour, about 1925; British Columbia Archives, Item I-31429; https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/ss-jerseymoor-in-vancouver-harbour.
Ernest Robert Deacon (proprietor of Jerseymoor Tea Rooms)
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBW-GZV : 8 November 2017), Ernest Robert Deacon, 1963; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/729cfbe0-ecab-4cf8-aaba-8f5b697cbcb7.
Ancestry.com. Canada, WWI CEF Attestation Papers, 1914-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Name: Ernest Robert Deacon; Birth Date: 17 Aug 1887; Birth Location: Plymouth, England; Relative: Ed L Deacon; Regiment Number: 100380.
Ancestry.com. Canada, WWI CEF Personnel Files, 1914-1918 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; CEF Personnel Files; Reference: RG 150; Volume: Box 2386 – 10. Name: Ernest Robert Deacon; Birth Date: 17 Aug 1887; Birth Place: Plymouth, England; Relative: Ed L Deacon; Relationship of Relative: Brother; Regimental Number: 129429.
Deacon, Ernest Robert; The Nauticapedia; http://www.nauticapedia.ca/dbase/Query/Biolist3.php?&name=Deacon%2C%20Ernest%20Robert&id=50249&Page=17&input=1.
Mamie Moloney (Mary Patricia Moloney; Mrs. Theodore Rupert Boggs)
British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1992-09-012378; Mary Patricia Boggs; date of death: July 10, 1992; place of death: Victoria; age at death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ff61c9a6-feb2-4bdf-9f88-0ce374bc8aeb; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/69fc5fd9-4ed9-4754-8530-0e3e330f2954.
Mary Patricia Boggs (Moloney), death notice, Victoria Times-Colonist, July 13, 1992, page B6, column 3.
“Fervent Feminist Moloney Dies at 83,” Vancouver Sun, July 13, 1992, page B4, columns 4-6.
Theodore Rupert Boggs, death notice, Victoria Times-Colonist, October 23, 2001, page B4, column 1 (husband of Mary (Mamie) Moloney).