Melton Court on Cornwall Avenue in Vancouver is a building I have admired since I arrived in the city in the late sixties. This ornate structure of brick holds a unique appeal for me. I love the two wings that face the beach, the fancy cornices and well-established gardens. I've never been inside.
These days, this building with its near-perfect location across Cornwall from Kits Pool and the beach is a Housing Co-Op for seniors.
Like so many of our Canadian buildings and streets, this name originated in the UK. Melton Court has a counterpart in Poole, Dorset. It bears a slight resemblance to the Kits one; oddly enough, it also houses seniors.
Another Melton Court, probably the original of this one, can be seen on Old Brompton Road in London.