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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Torn Down in April, May, or June 2014, Part II

This is my second blog of houses that were demolished around the time that I was out of the country and could not keep track.

Someone really wanted this property in 2012 and paid a lot...but they did not want the bungalow. This house at 3928 West 34th Avenue was torn down in May or June 2014.


The snowy scene was back in February 2014. The house was built in the 30's and renovated in the 80's according to the real estate listing. Likely, the second floor was added. Again, someone really wanted this corner lot and paid over asking for it. The address is 3792 West 38th Avenue, and the house was torn down in May or June 2014.

I was walking by on June 18, when I came across the demolation scene below, of this house at 3913 West 24th Avenue. Take note of the resilient Japanese maple.


This house was also torn down in May or June 2014. It stood at 3983 West 18th Avenue, and this is one of the older photos in my archive, taken in September 2010, before I knew the scope of what would be happening in the Dunbar area.

Because this is such a fine and typical character house (and why are developers not even trying to copy this type?), I did not think that it would be demolished. But it was, in April or May 2014. The address is 4742 Collingwood Street.

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