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

Monday, June 27, 2011

King Edward Demolition

This 1920's character house (note that curved roof over the entry!) was situated on two legal lots, 33 feet plus 16.5 feet. According to neighbours, the City approved the division of the space into two lots of 24.73 feet each, thus allowing two narrow houses to be constructed. The neighbours will miss this place, torn down today. With thanks to a nearby neighbour who took this photo in April 2011 and alerted me to the demolition.

Note to readers: Apologies for the blog being in arrears. I've been out of the country but am fully aware of quite a few other demolitions, which will be featured soon!

1 comment:

  1. Again, the hungry jaws of "progress".

    On a different angle I heard an interesting definition for the word progress recently, "the turning of natural raw materials into pollution".