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

Friday, December 2, 2016

West of Dunbar Street

This modest house was built in 1940, with some nice touches of that era. Note the framing of the large front window and the corner entrance. The front door had the typical knocker/peek hole. I still have ours somewhere in the basement. The hanging lamp is probably also original. The house was sold in May 2014 and again in January 2016.

When I walked by on the evening of November 7, 2016, the house had disappeared. Yet another little classic home gone. Is bigger better for our neighbourhood? Vancouver Vanishes also featured this home.

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