1000 Denman Street

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.”)


1004 Denman Street; 1008 Denman Street; 1012 Denman Street; 1020 Denman Street; detail from Chas. E. Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 55 [Cardero Street to Haro Street to Denman Street to Comox Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-55-cardero-street-to-haro-street-to-denman-street-to-comox-street.

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I added historical references and information on the later uses of the property.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