English Bay Shoe Repairing Company

1178 Denman Street, 1180 Denman Street, and 1182 Denman Street, detail from English Bay – showing beach and buildings at corner of Davie Street and Denman Street, 1923; City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 258-1; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/nst-7032.



1174 Denman Street, 1178 Denman Street, 1180 Denman Street, 1182 Denman Street, and 1184 Denman Street; detail from Goad’s Atlas of Vancouver, Volume 1, Plate 48; [Cardero Street to Comox Street to Denman Street to Beach Avenue/Burnaby Street]; https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/plate-64-cardero-street-to-comox-street-to-denman-street-to-beach-avenue-burnaby-street.


I added a new page on the English Bay Shoe Repairing Company, which was at 1182 Denman Street from 1920 to 1932.

James Lott (1875-1952)

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory, 1915, page 782.


I updated the page on James Lott.

He had a shoe repair business (sometimes called English Bay Shoe Repairing Company) at 1182 Denman Street from 1915 until about 1930.

I added illustrations and information on his family.

I also added a section on his sister-in-law, Ada Mary Warburton. She was a retired nurse who often went alone on long hikes in the British Columbia wilderness. She went missing twice: rescuers found her the first time. The second time, however, nobody was able to locate her.

“Missing Hiker Lost,” Vancouver Province, November 13, 1931, page 1, columns 5-6.

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I added historical references and information on the later uses of the property.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