1830 Morton Avenue was on the north side of Morton Avenue, west of Denman Street.
The house had an even number, even though houses on the north side of streets normally had odd numbers. The house may originally have had an address of 1830 Pendrell Street, but it was on the Morton Avenue end of the block. Perhaps the street name changed from Pendrell to Morton, but it kept the original 1830 house number. Further information appears on the page for 1830 Pendrell Street.
Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 71; east half of Lot 3.
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 April 1, 2019].
Vancouver directory listings from 1910 to 1929:
|1910||Stubbington, Ernest Wilfrid|
|1911 to 1914||Campbell, Archibald|
|1915 to 1916||Barber, William Alexander|
|1918 to 1929||Smith, Florence Fenton Smith (Mrs. Wolseley Fenton Smith)|
In 1916, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.
In 1929, Thomas Winter George left 1830 Morton Avenue to his niece, Emily Harriet Purcer of Grantham, Ontario.
In 1929, the house address was still 1830 Morton Avenue. Wolseley Fenton Smith (1879-1965) was living in the house. (Further information appears on the page for Wolseley Fenton Smith: https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-n-z/biographies-s/smith-wolseley-fenton-1879-1965-and-florence-smith-1882-1939/.)
By 1930, the address had become 1835 Morton Avenue. Thomas John Babalos (1890-1979) was living in the house.
The house remained a private residence until the 1950s.
In 1959, the house disappeared to make way for the Ocean Towers apartment building. (Also gone were Morton Lodge and the houses at 1841 Morton Avenue, 1839 Morton Avenue and 1837 Morton Avenue.)
Thomas James Babalos (barber, living at 1835 Morton Avenue)
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1H-CGR : 8 November 2017), Thomas James Babalos, 1979.