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

Monday, March 10, 2014

Two Unique Houses on West 29th Avenue

Christmas of 2012, this house had snowflakes in the large front window and many original character features. However, it became a construction site in 2013. The picturesque fence, the arched gate, and the snowflakes are gone forever from 3477 West 29th Avenue.


Not far from Dunbar Street stood this split-level  house built  in 1964. It likely replaced a 1920's house. This house is an unusual style for the Dunbar area. It was torn down during the first week of March 2014.



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