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, January 10, 2014

Remembering 3441 West 33rd Avenue

All these houses have a history. Here is an email that I received about a recent demolition:

I am a retired librarian too, living in Portland, Oregon.  I lived in 3441 W 33rd from third grade until I completed the first two years at UBC.  My parents sold it a few years later.  I drove by the property just after Christmas, like I always do when I am in Vancouver, and was shocked -- that it was gone.  After all these years I still consider that house to be "home."  Thank you for documenting the demolition of this house and others in Dunbar.  I am in a state of grief about all the old houses being torn down in the Dunbar area.

The blog post for this house was published on November 26, 2013.

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