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Historical Home Spotlight: Spence Residence

Aug. 16, 2021 | Tyler Difley


Stories Tagged - Historical Home

5A Street S.W. in historic Cliff Bungalow is one of the streetscapes included in the City's Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources.
Courtesy of the City of Calgary

July 26, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Municipal Historic Resource program helps homeowners preserve Calgary's built heritage

Known for its can-do attitude, vibrancy and love of growth, Calgary is a city that's quick to embraces the latest thing. For the most part, that mindset has translated into new housing and development, but heritage conservation advocates are seeing growing support for a more balanced approach.

The Rouleau Residence, photographed in May 2020 after its $1.45-million restoration.
Courtesy of Heritage Calgary

June 22, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Rouleau Residence

Year of Construction: 1885

Address: 1880 First St. S.W.

Community: Mission

Architectural Style: Queen Anne Revival

Built in 1885, the Rouleau Residence is one of the oldest buildings in Calgary and stands as a reminder of Mission's rich Francophone history.

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April 13, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Walter Hargrave Residence

Year of Construction: 1913

Address: 1732 13th Ave. N.W.

Community: Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill

Architectural Style: Arts and Crafts

The 1½-storey, Arts and Crafts-style Walter Hargrave Residence is unique for a couple of reason. Constructed in 1913, it is one of the oldest buildings in the northwest community of Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, a neighbourhood whose founding dates back to before the First World War.

The R.B. Bennett House in Upper Mount Royal.
Courtesy of the City of Calgary

March 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: R. B. Bennett House

Year of Construction: 1912

Address: 802 Prospect Ave. S.W.

Community: Upper Mount Royal

Architectural Style: Georgian Revival

Oddly enough, the most famous owner of this stately brick home in Calgary's upscale Mount Royal neighbourhood never actually lived there. As the house's modern moniker suggests, that owner was R. B. Bennett, Canada's 11th prime minister and a man who, despite growing up in New Brunswick and spending his final years in England, is indelibly linked with Calgary's history.

Courtesy of the City of Calgary

Dec. 22, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Alfred McKay Home

Year of Construction: 1905

Address: 35 Point Drive N.W.

Community: Point McKay

Architectural Style: Vernacular

Nov. 09, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Phillips Residence

Year of Construction: 1928

Address: 8539 48th Ave N.W.

Community: Bowness

Architectural Style: American Colonial Revival

Courtesy City of Calgary

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.
Courtesy City of Calgary

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.


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