Ava House [c.1913-c.1969]

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 10:51
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed
(Day, Month, & Year are approximate.)
Date closed / demolished
(Day, Month, & Year are approximate.)

Not sure of its name yet. [Updated: Marlowe has identified it as Ava House]

The 1924 map shows the site as Inland Lot 1905.

Later place(s) at this location

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Here's a guess,the house is Ava House, and the 3 story building that will be built later next to Branksome towers is Ava Mansions.

I found this online

From the Ladies Directory 1919;
Apcar Mrs. A. V. Ava House May Road

and on a fairly random site;

Mr. Arratoon Vertannes Apcar was born in Persia in 1871. He married Asken Basil in 1913. They had one child, a son, George Armen Arratoon Apcar, born on 4 June 1915, at Ava House, 1 May Road.
A.V. Apcar died in London on 6 April 1931, leaving an estate valued at $773,100. Besides his business ventures, he was a large property owner in the colony including Ava House, Ava Mansions, Armend Buildings and Observatory Villas, Kowloon. Interestingly, he was a keen philatelist.



"1, May Road" is the address of the Mayfair now, which would put Ava House further east. It's possible the street numbers have changed over the years though.

Regards, David

When I resided at Thorpe Manor my mail always has Thorpe Manor, 1 May Road.

The flat above the garages below Thorpe Manor named Gladdon was if I remember 3 May Road.

Date Place completed: c.1913

Date Place demolished: c.1969

Built by Mr. Arratoon Vertannes Apcar. I believe he was on the Board of the Peak Tram company, .

IL 1905.