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

Monday, August 1, 2016

Those 1940's Houses Along Dunbar Street--Disappearing

Many of the first homes lining Dunbar Street between 32nd Avenue and 41st Avenue were built in the 1940's. After WWII, there was a need for housing, but families' finances were limited  There were a few existing houses, but the many remaining empty lots were developed into modest one-story houses on 33 feet lots. This one, on the corner of 34th Avenue, was one of them. The view shows the side of the house from 34th Avenue. There was no garage. The 2015 assessment for the house was $21,500, indicating that it had undergone very few improvements. There are people who would be happy to live in a small and simple fixer-upper, but they cannot afford the exorbitant cost of the land in the city. Built in 1943; torn down in July 2016. (Also covered by Vancouver Vanishes.)

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