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

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Last Seasons for a House

This house was torn down on August 24 or 25, 2015. It was for sale in February 2012, as was the one next door.

That was over three years ago. I captured photos in 2014 during spring, summer, and winter.

Being demolished is the fate of more and more of these 1950 houses built on the 4000 blocks of West 27th, 28th, 29th 30th, and 31st Avenues. This one is at 4049 West 30th. I am waiting for the next shoe to drop (i.e., the house just to the east of this one).

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