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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

On West 35th Avenue

In 2014, this house was "Vancouver's most expensive teardown" at $3,038,000. It sold in 24 hours without a single viewing, all according to CBC News. The buyer was probably more attracted by the wide lot of 66 feet than this 1931 house. The following photos are from June 2014, December 2014, and July 31, 2016. Demolished early October 2016.

Continuing on 35th Avenue, this was the scene at 3608 on August 12, 2016.

Here are three views of this charming 1939 home on the corner of 35th and Dunbar, memorable because of its red metal roof. It appears to have sold in 2008, 2010, and 2016.

Comments on Vancouver Vanishes wondered whether the fig tree was spared. The one on the boulevard is still there!

A third one, at 3726 West 35th was torn down in June 2016. Here is a photo from January 2016 with a bag of salt on the porch. The demolition of this classic 1927 home has also been included in Vancouver Vanishes.

Houses of three different styles are gone. We can expect more demolitions on West 35th.

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