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.”)
“Progress Displaces a Way of Life,” Vancouver Times, February 11, 1965, page 1 [George Wall in front of 1883 Beach Avenue.]
I updated the page on George Wall, who was an expressman and a confectioner.
He lived in a series of houses on Beach Avenue from 1920 to 1965.
I added information on his military service and his family.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 442.
I added a new page on Arthur Edmund Carson. He was a confectioner who lived at 1871 Georgia Street from 1919 to 1921.
He operated a confectionery business at 1800 Georgia Street from 1919 to 1920.
The confectionery was at 1871 Georgia Street in 1921.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1919, page 732.
I updated the page on Forrest Ephram Morrison, who operated a confectionery at 986 Denman Street in 1919.
I added illustrations and documents relating to Forrest, his wife and his children.
Location of 1873 Beach Avenue and 1875 Beach Avenue; detail from Sylvia Hotel, possibly 1940s, https://sylviahotel.com/history/ (W.A. Gale grocery was at 1875 Beach Avenue from the late 1930s until 1950.)
I updated the page on 1875 Beach Avenue, which was the site of a series of businesses, including a shoemaker’s business, a confectionery, and a series of grocery stores.
I added historical references and information on the later uses of the property.
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 510.
I updated the page on Xenophon Brigis. In 1915, he had a confectionery business at 1890 Georgia Street, and he was living at 1888 Georgia Street.
Note: The original information indicated that this person’s name was X. Bragris. Later information suggested that his name was Xenophon Bragis. More recently, it appears that his name was Xenophon Brigis.
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.