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, January 11, 2013

A Walk East on West 20th Avenue


It was hard to believe on a sunny day early in May, that this fine house high on the hill at 4047 West 20th would be considered for demolition.  However it was torn down sometime in 2011 or 2012. PS on July 14, 2013: I turned out to be wrong! It was the house to the left that was torn down, 4053 West 20th.

Across the street stood 4046 West 20th, a wide home on two legal lots.  Also torn down sometime in 2011 or 2012, it has been replaced by two houses.
3968 West 20th. Torn down in 2012.  This one has also been replaced by two houses, but the lot was only 44 feet wide, so probably the house to the right was also torn down.  It is difficult to keep track when so many are torn down--I have missed quite a few!

The blue house is 3835 West 20th, and the yellow one to the left is 3841 West 20th.  Both were torn down in 2012.
Walking east and across Dunbar Street one used to see this 1926 house at 3465 West 20th.  It was torn down in 2012.  Will the new house last 86 years?

Note the surveyor's stake, dividing this 66 foot lot into two halves.  Two new houses have been built on this former 3349 West 20th lot.  This house was torn down in 2012.

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