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, March 16, 2013

Three Gone


A little cottage at 4038 W. 18th Avenue.  Torn down February 2011.

3529 Quadra Street was a special spot for this lovely house because it was situated high on the hill, overlooking Blenheim and Quesnel Streets and the downtown.  Adjacent to the property was a walkway with steps connecting Quadra and Quesnel.  The house has been replaced by a house plus laneway house, and it appears that a second house will be built on what was a large lot. Torn down 2012.

When this one was torn down in the summer of 2012, I was quite surprised to see that it had interior walls of brick.  Or were they exterior walls, later covered by stucco?  Although the house looked very good, perhaps the bricks hampered its durability.  But I have my doubts.  3930 West 29th Avenue.

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