I updated the page on 1000 Denman Street, which was on the southeast corner of Denman Street and Nelson Street. For most of its life it was a grocery store, chocolate shop, and bakery.
In the 1950s, the site became part of a service station lot, and it later formed part of the Denman Place complex.
I added illustrations and information on the uses of the property over the years.
(Note: in the plan below, the street number appears as “1004” rather than its normal number of “1000.”)
Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1903, page 714.
I updated the page on George Jack, who was a baker.
He lived at 2040 Beach Avenue from 1903 to 1905, and at 1224 Denman Street in 1906 and 1907.
I added illustrations and information on his descendants.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 1009.
I added a new page on Sidney Ernest Thorpe. He was a driver for the baking firm of Shelly Brothers. He lived at 996 Denman Street in 1915.
(The photograph above shows a Shelly Brothers wagon with an unidentified man as the driver.)
John Oben, ancestry.ca, linked to John Oben.
I added a new page on John Oben. He was a confectioner and baker who lived at 835 Park Road from 1896 to 1908.
Vancouver Daily World, September 21, 1908, page 11, column 6.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1914, Part 2, page 1223 [selected and edited image].
I added a new page on Shelly Brothers
, which was a bakery firm.
The Shelly brothers were William Curtis Shelly (1878-1951) and Frederick Shelly (1886-1948).
The main business location of Shelly Brothers was at 2533 Ash Street. In 1914 there was also a branch at 740 Denman Street, which Shelly Brothers had taken over from Hoy and Sons.
(Further information on the Hoy family appears on the page for Charles Hoy.)
Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 395.
I added a new page on Charles Hoy and other members of the Hoy family. They operated a bakery at with an address of 700 Denman Street in 1906 and at 740 Denman Street from 1908 to about 1913.
Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1905, page 380.
I added a new page on John Anderson Murray, who was a grocer. He lived at 1909 Beach Avenue in 1904 and at 1913 Beach Avenue in 1905 and 1906.