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.
View Teardowns in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC in a larger map

Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Little House Built in 1915

This blog began with a house built before 1918.  It was situated at the back of the lot like many houses built before 1922 because they were built before the current regulations.  Here is another of those houses, renovated over the years, this one built in 1915. Do we value these older non-conforming houses enough to retain at least a few of them?


Unfortunately, I did not get a photo until April 22, when the red fencing had already been set up.

When it was demolished on May 6, a neighbour made and edited a video and has offered a link to it:

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