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, June 1, 2013

Four Demolitions in Early 2013



For sale in March 2012, and according to a neighbour down the block, scheduled for demolition on July 31.  However the demolition did not occur until late January or early February 2013.  The house was next to the lane behind Collingwood Street at 3511 West 32nd Avenue.
This gracious traditional home was built in 1928 on a large lot (60x140 feet) without a lane at the back, at 3425 West 35th Avenue.  It was sold in February 2011 and torn down in January or February 2013.

Torn down between March 4 and 15, 2013.  This photo was taken on March 3.  To see what the house looked like in its better days, see the Vancouver Vanishes site.  This lovely home was built in 1940 at 3554 West 37th.

Another one on 37th Avenue, but west of Dunbar near the Pacific Spirit Park, at 4086.  The house was for sale in early 2012. This photo taken February 22, 2013 was just prior to its demolition, probably in early March.

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