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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

West of Dunbar Street in the 30's



A substantial "Tudor" at 4015 West 35th Avenue. Torn down in 2011 or 2012.

The photo does not do justice to this lovely corner house at 3893 West 34th Avenue. Torn down in 2012.

Built in 1947 at 3906 West 34th Avenue.  Torn down in 2011 or 2012. Those little round windows usually mean a 1940's construction.

This house is smaller and likely older than the above three, and it was advertised as a "super Dunbar starter."  However, it met the same fate as three other houses on its same side of the block, within a 13-month period.  It will not be available as a "starter" because it was torn down on December 5 or 6, 2012.  3727 West 30th Avenue.

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