1841 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/.

 

1841 Morton Avenue was on the north side of Morton Avenue, west of Denman Street. (From about 1910 to 1913, it appears that some sources used 1842 Pendrell Street as the address for this house. Further information appears on the page for 1842 Pendrell Street.)

Legal Description: District Lot: 185; Block 71; west 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 August 3, 2019].

 

Vancouver directory listings from 1910 to 1920.

 

1910 to 1914 Conley, Charles
1915 Stephenson, John
1916 Devaney, John Henry
1917 Mauris, Henri Louis
1918 to 1919 Mauris, Mrs. Beatrice (wife of Henri Louis Mauris)
1920 Mackenzie, Jean

 

In 1916, a fire damaged the property.

 

Vancouver Province, May 30, 1916, page 4, column 4.

 

The house often offered rental accommodations.

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 11, 1917, page 14, column 4.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 12, 1925, page 13, column 3.

 

 

Detail from Aeroplane view of English Bay and 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.

 

In 1939, the owner renovated the building.

 

Vancouver Province, October 23, 1939, page 19, column 1.

 

 

1841 Morton Avenue, 1957 [sic], detail from Aerial view of the West End showing the increase of apartment buildings west of Cardero Street, Vancouver City Archives, Dist P133; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/aerial-view-of-west-end-showing-increase-of-apertment-buildings-west-of-cadero-street.

In 1956, house wreckers demolished the building at 1841 Morton Avenue (probably along with other nearby houses).

 

Vancouver Sun, July 12, 1956, page 35, column 4.

 

By 1959, the Ocean Towers apartment building was on the site. (Also gone were Morton Lodge and the houses at 1839 Morton Avenue, 1837 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.

4 thoughts on “1841 Morton Avenue

  1. Pingback: Charles Conley (1841-1915) | westendvancouver

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