1875 Beach Avenue

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I added historical references and information on the later uses of the property.

 

1875 Beach Avenue; 1875 Beach Avenue; 1883 Beach Avenue and 1881 Beach 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.

Xenophon Brigis (1883-1950)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 510.

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.

United Candy Company

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1921, page 1093.

Henderson’s Vancouver Directory, 1921, page 1093.

I added a new page on the United Candy Company, which was a confectionery shop at 1997 Georgia Street in 1920 and 1921.

A person named A. Brown was the proprietor in 1920. (No further information is available for this person.)

Peter Pappajohn was the proprietor in 1921. He continued to operate the confectionery under his own name for some time after 1921.