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, July 20, 2015

Another Traditional Home in Dunbar

Built in 1928, this is quite a traditional house. I took a photo through the front window, where you can see the typical fireplace and built-in bookcase. It was demolished in May or June 2015. The address is 4018 West 34th Avenue, a street with large 50 foot lots, which are attractive to developers because a large replacement house can be built.
 
 


Vancouver Vanishes featured this house on June 18, 2015.

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