Stories Tagged - historical homes
Aug. 16, 2021 | Tyler Difley
Address: 1029 20th Ave. S.E.
Architectural Style: Edwardian Gable Front
The 112-year-old Spence Residence is a relic from the earliest period of mixed-use development in east Calgary, when Ramsay became a bustling neighbourhood where blue-collar Calgarians both lived and worked.
July 26, 2021 | Andrea Cox
June 22, 2021 | Tyler Difley
Address: 1880 First St. S.W.
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.
April 13, 2021 | Tyler Difley
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.
April 26, 2021 | Barb Livingstone
Repurposing of Calgary's heritage buildings aims to strike balance between preservation and development
March 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley
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.
Feb. 25, 2021 | Tyler Difley
Old homes are often full of outdated features that seem bizarre in a modern context but served an important purpose at the time of construction. With some of these quirks – such as milk doors, dumbwaiters and boot scrapers – the utility is obvious. With others... well, not so much.