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

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Noisy Day

It was a noisy day. Was it the construction at nearby 4070 (yes), was it thunder (yes), or was it something else? It was yet another nearby demolition, this one at 4077 West 32nd Avenue. I was away in the morning, and by the time I arrived with my camera in early afternoon, there wasn't much left. What did the house look like?
It was a modest house, built in 1940. Torn down September 5, 2013. the fourth one on this side of this block since I have been blogging the destruction.

A long-ago resident left lots of pails of paint, paint thinner, etc. in the garage, but it all got pushed over and will go to the landfill. We still have a long way to go to be "green" with disposal and recycling of waste.

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