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, December 27, 2013

Torn Down in One Brief Morning

When I drove to my volunteer work on the morning of December 19, I saw an excavator in front of 3775 West 36th Avenue. When I returned home for lunch, the house was in smithereens. Here is what it looked like in June 2013 when it went up for sale. If you click to enlarge the photo, you will see special leaded glass windows in the second storey.

In November, it was obvious that the house was slated for demolition because the two special windows had been ripped out. Were they salvaged?

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