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.
View Teardowns in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC in a larger map

Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Little Stone Cottage

I came across this charming stone cottage on a block just east of Dunbar. It is unusual architecture for our area--likely it is quite old. The vegetation around it is a bit out of control, so I doubt it is currently inhabited. The question: will it be demolished and replaced by a new house with less character?

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