Historic Walks of Calgary

Historic Walks of Calgary

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With its towering steel and glass skyscrapers, its endless modern suburbs, and its collective focus on the future, Calgary propagates its own greatest myth: that it is a city without history. But native archaeological sites, a reconstructed Mounted Police fort, and hundreds of historic homes, warehouses and commercial buildings that have escaped the wrecker's ball record the development of a nineteenth century cattletown into a twenty-first century metropolis.

Alternating boom-and-bust cycles created their own legacies, providing architectural examples of the pre-First World War real estate boom, a late 1920s economic recovery and the petroleum wealth that flowed after the Leduc oil discovery of 1947. Illustrated with over 300 contemporary and archival photos.

Publisher: Calgary, Alta. : Red Deer Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780889952973
0889952973
Characteristics: 518 p. ;,21 cm.

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Dec 12, 2012

Harry has a wonderful way of getting those interesting "nuggets" of information about homes and buildings in the Calgary area! A "must read" for any self-respecting lover of architecture, Calgary's past denizens, and Alberta history in general!

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