1839 Morton Avenue

1841 Morton Avenue, 1839 Morton Avenue, 1837 Morton Avenue and 1830 Morton Avenue; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

1839 Morton Avenue was on the north side of Morton Avenue, west of Denman Street.

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 71; east half of Lot 4.

 

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.

 

1841 Morton Avenue, 1839 Morton Avenue, 1837 Morton Avenue and 1830 Morton Avenue; 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 April 1, 2019].

Vancouver directory listings from 1909 to 1920.

1909 Fraser, Archibald Brydone
1909 to 1911 Rowan, Archibald
1913 Collier, Frederick Skelding
1914 Vaux, Gilbert John
1915 Gibbon, John Elmslie
1916 Mauris, Henri Louis
1917 to 1919 Woolstone, Thomas Edwin
1920 Burnell, Henry Edward

 

The house often offered rental accommodations.

 

Vancouver Province, October 3, 1916, page 16, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, September 6, 1918, page 25, column 4.

 

Vancouver Province, October 23, 1923, page 14, column 5.

 

In February 1928, the contents of the house were for sale by auction.

 

Vancouver Province, February 8, 1928, page 21, column 2.

 

Vancouver Province, July 7, 1936, page 15, column 4.

 

In 1937, the City of Vancouver’s civic board of planning appeal gave permission to move the houses at 1837 Morton Avenue and 1839 Morton Avenue to the Pendrell Street end of the lots. There were plans to use the Morton Avenue frontage for a two-storey apartment building.

 

Vancouver Province, February 5, 1937, page 10, column 6.

 

The proposed move of the houses did not occur. They were still in their original places in 1954.

 

1841 Morton Avenue, 1839 Morton Avenue, 1837 Morton Avenue and 1830 Morton Avenue; detail from First Beach, 1954; BO-54-211; http://vintageairphotos.com/bo-54-211/.

 

In April 1955, the house was for sale.

 

Vancouver Province, April 2, 1955, page 40, column 5.

 

In May 1955, a fired damaged the house.

 

“Where’s the Fire,” Vancouver Province, May 31, 1955, page 21, column 3.

 

By 1959, the house had 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 1835 Morton Avenue.)

 

Ocean Towers apartments under construction, April 1959, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 40480; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/654/40480.jpg

Ocean Towers apartments under construction, April 1959, Vancouver Public Library, VPL Accession Number: 40480; http://www3.vpl.ca/spePhotos/LeonardFrankCollection/02DisplayJPGs/654/40480.jpg.

 

 

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