Century Homes Calgary 2012: Old Homes Tell Great Stories
Century Homes Calgary was a grassroots initiative that celebrated houses built during Calgary's first building boom in 1912. This project was spearheaded by the Calgary Heritage Initiative along with Calgary Public Library, Federation of Calgary Communities, Calgary Heritage Authority, Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association, and Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association. Some 508 homeowners signed up to be involved. Most participants researched their homes, showcased banners and created and displayed yard signs with historical information during Historic Calgary Week, July 27- August 3 2012. The project attracted widespread public and media attention and won the 2012 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Community Programming for fostering community pride and enhancing civic memory. The photographs of the houses and the yard signs were given to Calgary Public Library for the Community Heritage and Family History Digital Library as a legacy database for the project and to benefit future researchers.
For more information, check out the Century Homes website: http://www.centuryhomes.org/