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The McHugh House is notable for its distinctive Queen Anne Revival design. (Courtesy of the City of Calgary)
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Jan. 06, 2022 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: McHugh House

Year of Construction: 1896

Address: 102 17th Ave. S.W.

Community: Beltline

Architectural Style: Queen Anne Revival

Courtesy of the City of Calgary
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Oct. 14, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Blum Residence

Year of Construction: 1963
Address: 128 Shannon Rd. S.W.
Community: Shawnessy
Architectural Style: Expressionist
City of Calgary
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Aug. 16, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Spence Residence

Year of Construction: 1909

Address: 1029 20th Ave. S.E.

Community: Ramsay

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.
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
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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
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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.

Courtesy of cSPACE Projects
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April 26, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Repurposing of Calgary's heritage buildings aims to strike balance between preservation and development

When the shuttered King Edward School was transformed into cSPACE King Edward, an incubator for artists, non-profits and entrepreneurs, it proved an ambitious example of the economic, environmental and social benefits of preserving, rather than demolishing, Calgary's historic buildings.

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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
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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.

According to Twitter user @OddPittsburgh, this "Pittsburgh Potty" photo dates back to 1922.
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Feb. 25, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Plumbing the depths of history: why some old homes have a random basement toilet

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.

Courtesy of the City of Calgary
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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

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