Heritage Day Lecture: Vancouver Vanishes

A 1912 House at 1456 Hamley Street in Fairfield

  • Lot Value – $603,000.
  • Building Value – $49,000.
  • Result = Soon to be demolished.

At 7:00 pm, Monday, February 15th, Caroline Adderson, author of Vancouver Vanishes, will speak at the Craigflower Schoolhouse, 2755 Admirals Road, on the effect a hot housing market is having in Vancouver.

“Since 2004, more than 10,000 demolition permits have been issued for residential buildings in the City of Vancouver.  An average of three houses a day are torn down, many of them original homes built for the middle and working class in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Very few are deemed significant enough to merit heritage protection, but they are part of our heritage nonetheless and their demolition is not only an <image001.png>architectural loss.

When these homes come down, a whole history goes with them—the materials that were used to build them, the gardens, the successive owners and their secrets.  These old houses and apartments are repositories of narrative.  The story of our city is diminished every time one disappears.”

Don’t Miss This Important Heritage Day Lecture.                                            

Admission by Donation


Ken Johnson

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