The housing stock in the Dunbar area of Vancouver has undergone significant change in the past five years. Originally a working class neighbourhood with many quite modest homes surrounded by lovely gardens, it is now a neighbourhood that 99% of the people working in Vancouver cannot afford because the replacement homes are built to the maximum footprint and cost millions. Greenspace has been reduced. Included on this website are photos of many (not all) of the disappeared houses.
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Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Demolition of 3793 West 23rd Avenue in Dunbar (with Video)

A Dunbar resident, Angus McIntyre, was present at the demolition of this house on September 29, 2010. (It is featured in my blog of February 7, 2011, and two houses are being constructed on the site.) These photos of the demolition itself are poignant, and I thank Angus for making them available for the blog.

Note the tree that got ripped out in its entirety.

Angus was able to take this interior shot on the day of the demolition. Obviously, this house contained many heritage features. Except for one bathtub, everything was trashed, including most of the major appliances.
If your heart and blood pressure are healthy, take a look at this YouTube video from Angus. Discretion is advised... VIDEO

1 comment:

  1. I can't fathom why the interior and front doors and the roof brackets weren't salvaged. I'd take them all!

    I watched the video. The machine looked like a giant alien wood eating insect.

    Nice photos and video, Agnes!