St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church-1904
North Vancouver, B.C. Canada
In 1891 the District of North Vancouver, B.C. was incorporated as a municipality and included the area that in 1907 became the City of North Vancouver. (REF 5.) The District of North Vancouver developed along the Burrard Inlet directly north across from downtown Vancouver. Lonsdale Avenue grew as its main corridor.
"The first church, St. John's Anglican, was opened on October 28, 1900." (REF 2.) (See Blog Post September 9, 2012.) This church was west of Lonsdale Avenue on West 13th Street.
In 1902 Pete Larson opened his Hotel North Vancouver just west of the foot of Lonsdale Avenue near the waterfront. "...St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was organized in it." (REF 2.) There are also references to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church meeting in Dorman's Shack in 1903. (REF 6.)
In 1952 the congregation joined St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church and moved to their church at 2641 Chesterfield Avenue to form St. Andrew's and St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church. (See Blog Post 3/3/13.)
Photo: From St. Andrew's United Church 1925-1975, in the files of the
North Vancouver Archives, #2545-1916
Reference 1: Woodward-Reynolds, Kathleen Marjorie, A History of the City and
District of North Vancouver, page 154.
Reference 2: Wm. Stott, The Early Story of North Vancouver, from "Museum
and Art" notes, 2nd series, vol.1; 2 March 1950.
Reference 3: 1910 Fire Insurance Map of North Vancouver, North Vancouver
Reference 4: 1930 Fire Insurance Map of North Vancouver, North Vancouver
Reference 5: City of North Vancouver Heritage Inventory 1994, page 5.
Reference 6: History of St. Andrew's and St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church,
Street at Churches On Sundays, February 13, 2011.