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July 08, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Sanders Residence

Year of Construction: 1901
Community: East Village
Architectural style: Western false front

At almost 120 years old, the Sanders Residence holds the distinction of being the longest-standing continually occupied home in the East Village. The home is an excellent example of Western false front architecture, a style that was common among commercial buildings in the Old West of the United States and Canada, but quite rare among residential buildings.

The McClary Residence was built in the Holmpatrick subdivision of the Municipal District of Springbank No. 22 in 1929. Twenty-five years later, the subdivision was annexed by the City and was renamed Glenbrook.
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July 08, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: McClary Residence

Year of Construction: 1929
Community: Glenbrook
Architectural Style: Vernacular

The McClary Residence is one of the oldest homes in the community of Glenbrook. In fact, at the time it was built, the community did not yet exist.


May 13, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Calgary historical homes: then and now

Several historic residences from Calgary's formative years are still standing today, thanks to restoration efforts, and tenants who are committed to preserving these pieces of the city's heritage.

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July 17, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

The City explores new tools to preserve Calgary heritage buildings

They say that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the same could apply to historic buildings. In the wake of the Enoch Sales House fire and demolition, heritage groups and individual Calgarians have called for more to be done to preserve the city's historic structures.

Many of Calgary's 100-year-old homes are still standing and still in demand among homebuyers. 
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July 12, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Better with age

Calgary's century homes are still turning heads

If you're lucky enough to live to 100, you'll probably slow down a bit. But many of Calgary's 100-year-old homes are still going strong and drawing plenty of attention.

"These are homes that have stood the test of time," said Karen Paul, director of communications for the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society (CHI), a grassroots, member-based organization dedicated to the preservation, and productive use and interpretation, of buildings and sites of historic and architectural interest in Calgary. "They offer a level of craftsmanship, character, uniqueness and aesthetic beauty that is hard to find in modern homes."


Oct. 25, 2017 | Rachel Niebergal

Architecture through the ages

130 years of Calgary homes

From the first rustic homes that dotted our city's landscape in 1887, to the sprawling modern masterpieces of today, Calgary has seen its share of architectural styles over the years:

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