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That's incredible, thanks!


I notice that the Shawnessy Barn is still there.
Yes, things like the barn and these interesting farm houses or acreage houses which remain after being swallowed up by new subdivisions have encouraged us to survey out to and sometimes slightly beyond the city limits to see if there's anything interesting out there, before an interested farm owner clears the land prior to sale.
 

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I've always wondered if this is a historic house in Sundance:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.8943...4!1s0c62fxcp7IUDn6_HABJLVw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

It could have been built in the early 90's but it doesn't really fit the neighborhood.


There was also this guy that was recently demolished:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.9511...4!1sHFiucZPHwhi7TaCqkyV5Xw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
First one is listed as being 1995, and a 1979 airphoto shows just empty field, but it definitely has been designed like a turn of the century farmhouse. It's interesting how what would normally be the back of the house has been designed like a 'front', with the garage in back unlike everything else around where the garage is the front of the house.

The second one was the 2nd oldest house in Southwood, 1955. There's a 1910 house hidden away in the community which would have been way in the prairie when it was built, but even the 1955 one was a country home.

Compare 1948 to 1979, amazing how much the city grew. C is the Chinook Drive-in, later Chinook Mall. Red dot is the location of the house. The zoom in below is from 1979 as well.





That said, although it was the 2nd oldest house in the area in 1955, by 1959 other houses were being built in the north end of Southwood, and it was pretty much totally developed by the mid 1970s.

So if one was to consider a 'heritage value' for the 1955 house, it might be that it was the last house built while that area was still rural.

There's a number of houses like that down south, such as this one from the 1920s:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.9493651,-114.1267701,159a,35y,355.52h,44.22t/data=!3m1!1e3

The 1910 one in Southwood:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.9583765,-114.0939439,387a,35y,11.32h,33.5t/data=!3m1!1e3
 
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Yes, things like the barn and these interesting farm houses or acreage houses which remain after being swallowed up by new subdivisions have encouraged us to survey out to and sometimes slightly beyond the city limits to see if there's anything interesting out there, before an interested farm owner clears the land prior to sale.
Do you know of any other properties around the city that are like this?
 

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I was scanning old pics from my mother's photo album and found this pic of my uncle in has backyard in Charleswood 1964
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Another pic of my aunt and uncle in Tuxedo (33 ave) in 1955
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Another Aunt same place, but in Tuxedo 1951
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And last but not least, my grandmother (left) strolling down 8th ave. Not sure of the date but was told it was 1941
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I think at least a couple of those google links are on my 'potential heritage' research list. Sorry I disappeared for a bit, I'll post a few former rural sites tonight hopefully.
 

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I had no idea the Tuxedo area was so barren as recent as 60 years ago. That second pic shows only a dirt road, what street is that?

I was scanning old pics from my mother's photo album and found this pic of my uncle in has backyard in Charleswood 1964
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Another pic of my aunt and uncle in Tuxedo (33 ave) in 1955
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Another Aunt same place, but in Tuxedo 1951
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And last but not least, my grandmother (left) strolling down 8th ave. Not sure of the date but was told it was 1941
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