Vancouver Vanishes recently covered the demolition at 3548 West 26th, where mention is made of the English country garden. Because the house sat in the corner of a large lot of 50 by 130 feet, there was a large area for the garden. On February 28, 2016, there were daffodils and crocuses!
There was enough room at the far end for a shady garden of ferns and rhododendrons. Think of all the little creatures that lived there.
But in mid December 2016, the garden was clear-cut. Where did all the little creatures go?
(photo from Vancouver Vanishes used with permission from Caroline Alderson)
As for the house itself, it was built in 1928 and enjoyed numerous additions over its 88 years.
This stained glass window was a creative touch on one of the additions.
Because the house could barely be seen on West 26th Avenue, a little directional sign was helpful.
The old house exhibited a lot of character and individuality, so people are sorry to see it disappear. It is pretty much a foregone conclusion that the replacement house will not last 88 years.