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.
View Teardowns in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC in a larger map

Demolitions West of the Dunbar Community Centre

Friday, April 24, 2015

4200 Dunbar Street: Part 1

On April 24, 2015:

Three excavators are at work. Only the corner bank remains on the 4200 block of Dunbar Street.

This used to be a vibrant block, with unique shops.

Notice the middle structure with the little tile roof; it included the shops from Carson Books to The Hob. Some of these were the first shops to close.



Skinetics still had (what I think) was the original tile work on their storefront. If you look for it, you will notice more of this original tile work along Dunbar Street.

I will soon do a 4200 Dunbar Street: Part 2 blog.

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