Morton Avenue

Morton Avenue, detail from Aeroplane view of English Bay & the West End of Vancouver, B.C., about 1930, Vancouver City Archives, AM1052 P-39; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aeroplane-view-of-english-bay-west-end-of-vancouver-b-c.

 

 

1800 Block Beach Avenue - 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 Beach Avenue – 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.

 

Morton Avenue is a very short street that runs west from Denman Street to an intersection with Beach Avenue, where the upper number 71 appears in the plan above. It is essentially a western extension of the lane that goes between Pendrell Street and Davie Street on the east side of Denman Street.

Beach Avenue and Morton Avenue are the only designated avenues in the West End. [Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, p. 11, although there is no reference to Morton Avenue.]

 

Source of name

Morton Avenue first appeared in the 1909 Vancouver City directory. It is probably named after John Morton (1834-1912), one of the “Three Greenhorns” who, in 1862, preempted District Lot 185, which is now the West End of Vancouver.

Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, page 91; Richard Edward Allen, A Pictorial History of Vancouver: Book 1: Origin of Street and Place Names, 1982, pp. 19 and 94.

 

 

1813 Morton Avenue
1830 Morton Avenue
1835 Morton Avenue
1837 Morton Avenue
1839 Morton Avenue
1841 Morton Avenue
1863 Morton Avenue
1881 Morton Avenue
1883 Morton Avenue (or 1883 Beach Avenue)

 

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