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Courtesy of the City of Calgary

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

Sept. 30, 2021 | Tyler Difley

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: events and resources for Calgarians

Sept. 30, 2021, marks Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

City of Calgary

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

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.

Courtesy of Merit Kitchens

June 04, 2021 | CREBNow

SPONSORED: Merit Kitchens celebrates 50th anniversary with prize draws and new colour collection

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In 2021, Merit Kitchens is officially half a century old, and the company is helping its customers join in the 50th anniversary festivities.

Anyone who receives a cabinet quote before Nov. 30 will be entered into a draw for a beautiful gift basket containing gift cards, kitchen gadgets, wine and more, currently valued at over $500 and growing. There's also a draw for a Banff getaway for two in 2022. Contact the Merit Kitchens showroom for more details.

The company's theme for the year is "strength and beauty" and they are determined to let the world know just how much that truly means to them.

To celebrate this important milestone, Merit invited Lynda Reeves, founder of House & Home magazine and one of the world's top interior designers, to select an exclusive colour collection for the anniversary.
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May 28, 2021 | Tyler Difley

A brief history of the conversation pit: why interest in this '70s design staple has skyrocketed in the age of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an obsession has developed among people who are extremely online with an interior design feature whose heyday occurred more than 50 years ago: the conversation pit.
A 100-year-old mugo pine towers over the Officers' Mess Hall and Garden in Currie. 
Courtesy of Canada Lands Co.

May 25, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Currie highlights role of developers in growth and preservation of Calgary's urban forest

Calgary is a city brimming with natural beauty and vital ecological corridors. Here, prairie grasslands and verdant river valleys are interspersed with ancient stands of aspen trees – some almost 4,000 years old – and 600-year-old forests of Douglas fir.

Despite urbanization and climate change, these forests have thrived and grown. These days, one can also find a selection of non-native tree species, planted by early settlers, current residents, developers and the City, all of which contribute to Calgary's urban forest.

Courtesy of cSPACE Projects

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.

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