Monday, January 2, 2012

From Spacing Vancouver
A Vancouver “Extra” Special in Strathcona

"Vancouver Specials were initially targeted for immigrant families looking for an affordable, modern home to enjoy the North American quality of life and designed to optimize the use of a 33 foot wide city lot. The original plans could be purchased at City Hall for $65. Given their stock nature and frequency of use, permits were issued quickly. It was not unusual for a Special to be built in a few weeks time. By 1985, there were an estimated 10,000 Vancouver Specials throughout the city."

A Vancouver “Extra” Special in Strathcona « Spacing Vancouver