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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Missed These Ones

Because it is difficult to keep up with the demolitions in my self-assigned region, I am thankful for the assistance of residents of Dunbar who alert me to upcoming demolitions. But it doesn't always work. By the time I got around to taking a photo of 3941 West 18th Avenue, it had already been demolished; construction was underway in October 2011. This was a typical 1930 house, but it had been renovated. Here is a link to photos:

This is another one that I missed. It was demolished on January 10, 2014, but I never got a photo of the house. It was high on the hill, and even on Google Street View, there is little to see of the house. However, you can see a bit of the house on the Vancouver Vanishes Facebook entry of March 14.

The property at 3881 West 39th Avenue sold for way over $2 million in May 2012.

PS of November 2014: a reader of this blog sent me a Google streetview from 2009:

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