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Calgary Public Library is pleased to partner with the Calgary Heritage Authority in presenting this collection of photographs intended to document items on the City of Calgary’s  Inventory of Evaluated Historic Sites.  These photographs are an important part of the historic resource documentation process.  They can enable future interested researchers access to detailed building information that might otherwise be lost, particularly if the building has been demolished.  The initial collection, by local photographers James McMenamin and Michael Knudsen offers a detailed look at three important buildings in Calgary’s history:  The Harvey Block, The Barron Building and Eamon’s Bungalow Camp. 

 

The Harvey Block, located at  1006 12 AV SW in the Beltline was constructed in 1913 by merchant John W. Chittick  and demolished November 10, 2011.For more information, check the City of Calgary’s Inventory of Evaluated Historic SitesPhotographer: Michael Knudsen 

 

The Barron Building, originally constructed in 1951 and located at 610 8 AV SW is an Art Deco style building which is one of the earliest and best examples of a Moderne office building in Calgary.  For more information, check the City of Calgary’s Inventory of Evaluated Historic Sites. Photographer: James McMenamin

 

Eamon’s Bungalow Camp at 10220 Crowchild TR NW was built in 1952 as an Art Moderne Motel and Service Station and was an important traveller stop on the old Trans Canada route.   For more information, check the City of Calgary’s Inventory of Evaluated Historic Sites. Photographer: James McMenamin

 

 

For background information on these and other sites on the City’s Inventory of Evaluated Historic Sites, please contact information@calgarypubliclibrary.com or visit the Community Heritage and Family History Collection, 4th floor, Central Library.

 

 
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