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Aug. 09, 2012 | CREBNow

The Barron Building

In the midst of Historic Calgary Week (July 27 – Aug. 6) , one of the city's most influential buildings as far as the oil industry, and one of the most memorable for theatregoers, announced it is shutting its doors for good.

"The Uptown has made the business decision to cease operations of the Uptown Stage and Screen and Marquee Room and is vacating the Barron Building," said The Uptown Stage and Screen on their Facebook page Aug. 1.

Aug. 03, 2012 | CREBNow

From Stephen Avenue to Heritage Park

When touring the sights at Heritage Park, the building dedicated to the life of early Calgary resident W.G. MacKay might look like any other log cabin. However, the small building has gone through several incarnations, including serving for a time as a Calgary bakery.

"Our records state the cabin was built in approximately 1884 or '85 out of logs salvaged from an abandoned mine," said Barb Munro, communications specialist for Heritage Park.

Aug. 02, 2012 | CREBNow

Calgary Century Homes

The city's 22nd annual Historic Calgary Week is here. Along with the Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Public Library system, City of Calgary Recreation and several other Calgary attractions celebrating their centennials, century homes are being recognized.

For 2012, there are 508 homes participating in the week-long celebration. Most of these homes were built around 1912 when Calgary's first housing boom hit its peak.

July 26, 2012 | CREBNow

Ahead by a Century

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July 24, 2012 | CREBNow

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July 23, 2012 | Cody Stuart

A Century Celebration on Centre Street

Spanning almost a century, Calgary's Centre Street Bridge Nears 100th Anniversary

Constructed at a cost of $365,000 in 1916, to replace the old steel truss MacArthur Bridge that was destroyed in a flood, Calgary's Centre Street Bridge has linked the city's north and south for nearly a century.

July 23, 2012 | CREBNow

Test Your Knowledge

Calgary has always been a city of vast progress and growth. When fire engulfed much of the city's core — comprised of primarily wooden structures — in 1886, City Council decided sandstone would be used as a safer building material and the "Sandstone City" was born.

July 23, 2012 | CREBNow

Lougheed House

Surrounded by skyscrapers and apartments, Calgary's Lougheed House was once separated from downtown by prairie grasslands in an area known simply as "South of the Tracks".

"At the time it was built in 1891, the population of Calgary was 4,000 people and this palace . . . was then out on the prairie, people thought (James Lougheed) was crazy," said Blane Hogue, executive director, Lougheed House.

July 23, 2012 | CREBNow

Thorpe House

When Bernt Thorpe built the family home in Calgary's Eau Claire district in 1886, it's highly unlikely he ever entertained the thought that 126 later, his home would rest in Heritage Park Historical Village visited by thousands every year.

"The Thorpe house was chosen to represent the lifestyle of a moderately well off early Calgary family," said Barb Munro, communications specialist, Heritage Park Historical Village. "It's important to have a building like the Thorpe house on display at Heritage park to provide a glimpse into our past.

July 05, 2012 | CREBNow

Calgary's Sandstone Statesman

Historic McDougall Centre thrives under many transformations

While you may not believe it today, Calgary was once known as the "Sandstone City" for its prevalent sandstone buildings constructed during the late 1800s.

As time passed, old was replaced with new and few of those elegant sandstone structures remain as evidence of the Sandstone City that was. One of those historical markers is the McDougall School building covering an entire block on 4th Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Calgary.

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