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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Reuse, Recycle, and Replant

A concerted effort was made to recycle or reuse many things from this old house and garden. For example, the elderly owner's son worked with neighbours to move the large rhododendron seen at the front of this house before the demolition on April 8 or 9, 2014. In 1960, the rhodo cost $1.99. The view from the back alley shows a flowering cherry, which I do not think was saved.

This typical 1920's or 1930's house stood at 3564 West 28th Avenue, and according to the son, it had quite a few structural problems, so demolition was not a bad solution.

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