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, August 11, 2014

Near St. George's School

Although this house appears to be a typical 1950's bungalow (and it was built in 1955), it has a special history known by the neighbours. There was a fire, and then it was "rebuilt from the foundation up" in 2004. It was for sale in April 2014, and I had it on my list of "photos to take". However, I nearly missed getting a photo because I was away in May and did not get over there in June. While returning from shopping on  a hot day, July 12, I was walking under the shady trees on West 29th when I heard noise from an excavator. I rushed over to Wallace Street and caught this photo at the last minute. A developer must have purchased this 68x122 property and acted quickly to demolish. The location is 4445 Wallace Street, on the west side of St. George's Jr. School.

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