1538 Beach Drive was built in 1922 by architect Samuel Maclure for Ethel Helmcken, the widow of Dr. James Douglas Helmcken, who had previously lived in a house designed by architects Percy Leonard James and Douglas James at 1015 Moss Street.
Ethel Helmcken named this house Bide-A-Wee. It was listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2004.
Additional Information About 1538 Beach Drive
- Assessed Value (July 2015): $1,057,000; Land $885,000 Buildings $172,000
- Assessed Value (July 2014): $1,135,000; Land $823,000 Buildings $312,000
- Canadian Register of Historic Places – listed in 2004
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