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

Friday, December 28, 2012

Gone Away for Christmas

On Sunday, December 23, 2012 this was the sight at 4006 West 28th Avenue, on the corner with Crown:

 Demolition took place the next day, December 24.  Gone for Christmas...

   
A year ago, the house looked like this. Oddly enough, I never noticed that it was for sale.  It is one of the smallest versions of similar houses all built in the early 50's in the area bounded by Crown, Camosun, West 27th Avenue, and West 31st Avenue.  The middle bush under the living room window is rather misshapen.  However, it is a special variegated camellia, which bloomed beautifully for the last time in April 2012.



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