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

Saturday, June 30, 2012

3895 W 24th, With Video!

What you see now:
The corner looked like this in May 2011:
A year later, it looked like this:
The corner lot is large, and a gardener lived there.
But in the fall of 2008, things changed.  One of the early urban farmers in Vancouver was allowed to take over the south-facing front lawn to grow vegetables to sell.  The plastic hoops allowed the veggies to winter over.  The farm was not kept up for long, and the house sat vacant.
On June 22, 2012 it was torn down.  The video (below) by a neighbour who was passing by also includes some still photos from the interior of this imposing, now disappeared forever, 1925 character and ample home.





No comments:

Post a Comment