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The Vancouver Special

Photos from Vancouver Special Architect Kenneth Terriss and developer Allan Askew are doing an illustrated talk about the Vancouver Special . Monday, September 21st 7:30 pm $10.00 Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver.

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Photos from Vancouver Special

Architect Kenneth Terriss and developer Allan Askew are doing an illustrated talk about the Vancouver Special. Monday, September 21st 7:30 pm $10.00 Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver. You can sign up here and get a bit more info from The Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

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from The Vancouver Heritage Foundation's site:

What is a Vancouver Special anyway?

Some say it derives from the “rancher” turned sideways, to adapt to Vancouver’s

narrow lots. Popular and quick to build, thousands of “Vancouver Specials” were

constructed in the 1960s and 70s in bluecollar neighbourhoods all over the lower

mainland, and they remain today the dominant house type in Vancouver.

The sheer quantity of Specials and their adaptability to a two family dwelling is

making them more and more attractive to first time buyers.

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Don't forget that VIA has a tee by Adrian McInnes with a great drawing of a Vancouver Special.





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