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The McHugh House is notable for its distinctive Queen Anne Revival design. (Courtesy of the City of Calgary)

Historical Home Spotlight: McHugh House

Jan. 06, 2022 | Tyler Difley


Stories Tagged - history

CREB®Now Archive

Jan. 30, 2018 | CREBNow

High-five for 75

75 years of CREB®
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Jan. 17, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

An uphill battle

How Calgarians banded together to protect nature and create Nose Hill Park

In the early 1970s, the booming city of Calgary was expanding ever outward.

Developers looking for new areas to build communities cast their eyes upward in the northwest to Nose Hill, which dominated the area landscape.

Nose Hill was prime real estate, untouched by residential development, but it was also viewed by some Calgarians as an important remnant of the fast-vanishing prairie grassland ecosystem.

Courtesy the Town of Cochrane

Nov. 22, 2017 | CREBNow

Cochrane through the lens

A community in photographs
CREB®Now Archive

Nov. 15, 2017 | CREBNow

Past and present

Fort Calgary is located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers – where the city's storied history began.
Courtesy Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

Nov. 08, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl

The flow of history

Calgary's rivers have shaped the city's development since its inception

In 1875, members of the North West Mounted Police built a fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers.

Fort Calgary quickly attracted early settlers to the area, and a thriving little community started to grow – one that never strayed far from the rivers that would shape its development.

Oct. 25, 2017 | Rachel Niebergal

Architecture through the ages

130 years of Calgary homes

From the first rustic homes that dotted our city's landscape in 1887, to the sprawling modern masterpieces of today, Calgary has seen its share of architectural styles over the years:
Airdrie’s main street circa 1904, when the city was little more than a tiny speck along the Calgary-Edmonton railway route.
Courtesy Nose Creek Valley Museum

Oct. 18, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl

The king's height

Airdrie's history is full of colourful people and interesting stories

When R.J. Hawkey arrived in the region of the Airdrie Station House along the Calgary to Edmonton railway, he became one of the first private land owners in the fledgling community.

Hawkey decided to build a school on some of his land, and set himself up as Airdrie's first teacher.

Clair J Cote Jr. currently lives in Canmore, where he retired after working in the Calgary real estate industry for decades. Photo by Michelle Hofer/for CREB®Now

Sept. 14, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil

55 years of Calgary Real Estate: 1974 CREB® president Clair J. Cote Jr.

Clair J. Cote Jr. follows in father's historic footsteps by leading CREB® through 1974

When Clair J. Cote Jr. became CREB®'s president in 1974, Calgary was partway through a decade marked by unprecedented growth, both in business and real estate development.

The year prior, the Arab oil embargo set off the first global energy crisis, leading to efforts in Alberta to lessen the dependence on foreign oil. Calgary, where oil companies were headquartered, prospered.

For Cote, the 1970s stand out as a time in which his brokerage, which started in 1964, grew.

May 17, 2016 | Jamie Zachary

Story in the making

Over the past five decades, Calgary's real estate industry has been bare to it all – from double-digit interest rates to densification. Starting today, CREB®Now will weave together an incredible narrative of how the local housing industry has evolved through the unique perspectives of CREB®'s 30 remaining past presidents.

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Change can be hard.

It can be messy.

It can be painful.

But it can also be necessary.

And with perspective, it can be the best thing that ever happens.

Roy Wilson, who served as CREB®’s president in 1961, remembers everything being smaller back then – the city, the industry and the board. Photo by Michelle Hofer/For CREB®Now

May 06, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil

55 Years of Real Estate: 1961 CREB® president Roy Wilson

Real estate industry has undergone monumental shift, says CREB®'s longest-tenured past president

When Roy Wilson describes the early days in the 1950s in which he got his start in real estate, it quickly becomes clear just how much Calgary and the real estate industry has changed in one lifetime.

"I've seen lots of ups and downs," said Wilson, who headed up CREB®'s board of directors in 1961, officially making him the organization's longest-tenured past president.

In fact, he describes today's market as "taking a kick in the teeth" but, adds confidently, "it's going to turn around."

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