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

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Seven HousesThat Came Down on West 19th Avenue

4060 West 19th Avenue.  Built in 1923.  Torn down in 2012.
3984 West 19th Avenue.  Torn down February 4 or 5, 2011.

3716 West 19th Avenue.  This house is the odd one out in this blog entry because it appears to be from the 70`s or 80`s, or maybe it is a total remodel of an older house. Torn down in 2012.

3804 West 19th Avenue. Built in 1938 on the corner. Torn down Spring 2012 and replaced by a new house and laneway house both clad in stone.

3857 West 19th Avenue.  Snow there on February 29, 2012! Torn down Spring 2012.

3983 West 19th Avenue.  Derelict in May 2011.  Torn down Fall 2011.
3528 West 19th Avenue.  This is the only one east of Dunbar Street on this blog entry, and it appears to have been built in the 1920`s during the initial development of the Dunbar area. Torn down Spring 2011.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sad! This was my neighborhood. I used to live at 3707 W. 19th. To see all these old houses demolished just breaks my heart.