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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Demolitions on Blenheim Street

The first four houses pictured here, all on Blenheim Street, were demolished in 2011.

5276 Blenheim.  Torn down May or June 2011.

4579 Blenheim. Torn down in 2011. Replaced by a new house + laneway house.

5192 Blenheim. Torn down June or July 2011.

The above house is on a corner--here is the rear view.  The place was being prepared for demolition.

4732 Blenheim. Torn down in 2011.

4555 Blenheim.  For sale in October 2011. Torn down in 2012.

There was at least one more demolition on Blenheim Street, but I missed getting a photo of the original house.  I've been watching the old Morrisette farmhouse, which is looking more derelict all the time, but because it is a heritage building, it is supposed to be retained.  We'll see...

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