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, December 7, 2013

Another One on West 33rd Avenue

I last posted information on two demolitions on West 33rd Avenue, and, sadly, here is yet another one. It was torn down during the last week of November or the first week of December. The large, beautiful homes along West 33rd Avenue are not going to be around for any heritage designations in the future. I realize they would never get  an "A" designation, but their concentrated grouping in a neighbourhood did provide a lovely historic character to the area that future generations will never see.
The house at 3357 West 33rd Avenue stood high on the hill, like many others  on that street. The above photo was taken in March 2013. On November 26, 2013, I spotted this swing. Will this tree be saved?

Yes, the tree was saved, along with the swing, but the  house is gone for good.

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