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The City of Calgary will be auctioning off properties with more than three years outstanding tax arrears. CREB®Now file photo

Dec. 10, 2014 | CREBNow

Old City Hall

* Sandstone City: A series looking at the people, architecture and culture of Calgary's sandstone glory days

Sandstone statesman Calgary's first municipal heritage resource

Old City Hall has a new lease on life thanks to budgetary concessions that will preserve a cornerstone of Calgary's history.

During budget deliberations in late November, city council designated $35 million to a fund to restore heritage buildings such as the 103-year-old sandstone structure on the corner of First Street and Seventh Avenue S.E.

The new funding comes just months after Old City Hall made the news when pieces started falling from the exterior. The newfound funding will address the crumbling sandstone and weakening of the stone due to June 2013 flooding.

Dec. 03, 2014 | CREBNow

On the avenue

*Sandstone City: A series looking at the people, architecture and culture of Calgary's sandstone glory days

Stephen Avenue fire almost 130 years ago sparked Calgary's sandstone era

As the Calgary Stampeders celebrated their Grey Cup win Dec. 2, little did they know they were revelling on the site of a once-tragic fire.

On Nov. 7, 1886, flames ravaged downtown Calgary, destroying about 18 buildings that ranged from hotels and barns to saloons. While no one was killed, losses added up to more than $100,000 – an astronomical sum for the times.

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