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, May 7, 2012

Another Vulnerable Corner Lot

Should this house be demolished?


The talk of the neighbourhood around Crown and West 36th Avenue is that it will be demolished.  The realtor's information stated that this house was built in 1941.  A neighbour heard from the family that this unusual house was designed by a woman.  Having the house situated at the back of the lot allows a large southern garden.  The tulips along the picket fence by Crown are always a spring feature.  Let's hope all those neighbours are wrong!

1 comment:

  1. If I could have lived anywhere else, I would have wanted to live in this charmer. But now it is absolutely out of the question . . . and I live in the neighbourhood! What is happening to our city?