The Dunbar area has only a few houses designated as Heritage. On March 10, 2016 we lost a house which was designated Heritage B. It was built in 1915 and had retained its character.
We knew the demolition was near because the Vancouver Sun had an article about it on March 3, 2016.
I have long admired this house. Its vulnerability came to my attention when it was for sale in September 2011.
In April 2015, red fencing appeared around the holly tree. I was hopeful that a laneway house was going to be built. That made sense because there was no garage.
And why did they protect the invasive holly tree? In early 2016, my heart sank as windows in the house were left open and eventually broken. The house was beginning to be trashed.
What is special about a house from 1915?
Vancouver Vanishes has also covered this house.