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, August 20, 2013

3996 West 31st Avenue, Revised

When I published the blog in May 2013 about the demolition of this house, one block away from me, I did not have a proper photo of the house. A Dunbar resident came to the rescue and supplied two photos, the first taken February 2012 and the second taken on April Fools Day in 2013. He also let me know that the house was built in 1941, not 1948. He had taken the photos because he thought it was a "cute house". There were a few houses of this style built in the Dunbar area. This one (3996 West 31st Avenue) was torn down on May 22, 2013. A half block away at 4064 West 31st Avenue stood a similar one but with red trim and a different roof line; it was torn down on July 18, 2011.

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