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

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Good News - Here are photos of 4070 W. 31st (following blog) by former owner

In my previous blog entry (the one now following this one), I lamented that I did not have photos of our neighbour's beautiful home and garden, both of which now reside in Landfill-land.   Well good news . . . Jan has provided a few photos showing their home at its prime.

Both he and his daughter are professional gardeners, whose work has beautified many gardens in this area.  Now that he can no longer garden at 4070, Jan looks after another garden, the little one on the east side of the Dunbar Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3491 West 31st Ave, on the corner of W 31st and Collingwood.  Do visit this little gem.

Here are Jan's photos of their former home at 4070 W. 31st.

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