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JoeUrban

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I don't know if you guys have run across this site before or not, but it's really cool. I think these are photos already in the Glenbow Archives.

http://www.prairie-towns.com/calgary-images.html
Too funny, I have looked on this site before but mostly for other AB towns, not Calgary. I clicked on your link and the first image I saw was a high res photo of 1800s Inglewood, a photo I was going to order at high res from the Glenbow this weekend, thanks you saved me like $30 haha

http://www.prairie-towns.com/calgary-9.jpg
 

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Hey guys, just stumbled on this thread.... And I love it. I've spent a ton of time on the heritage inventory site and have to say over the last few years it's gotten really good. I like the music mile idea, tbh it needs more music though. if fort Calgary wasn't smack in the middle it would be a great stretch but the space between NMC and Inglewood kind of kills things.
 

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Hopefully it didn't sustain too much damage in the fire. It's over 100 years old, which is old by Calgary standards, also it's unique.
 

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Yeah, saw this on Druh Farrel's insta :/ That sucks.
 

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https://www.thestar.com/calgary/201...r-historic-calgary-home-goes-up-in-smoke.html

So, the Enoch Sales House burned down today. I know this is not technically urban development, but it seems important enough to go in one of the most viewed threads on the board.

It’s sad, but unfortunately not unexpected. You let a building sit abandoned like that for decades, it’s only a matter of time before some squatter looking to escape a brutally cold winter night ends up torching the place.
 

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The Enoch house was looking pretty derelict the last few years. I know the plan was to restore it and perhaps move it. However the city estimated the cost to be $3 million. At some point, you have to draw the line on these restorations particularly if there is no real purpose for these buildings afterwards. If it did stay there, it would really look out of place with other development around it.
 
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Why not just rebuild a replica. Much of Europe's heritage was rebuilt after World War 2. We can turn a disaster into an opportunity and take a broader view of heritage.
 

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Why not just rebuild a replica. Much of Europe's heritage was rebuilt after World War 2. We can turn a disaster into an opportunity and take a broader view of heritage.
Because that would quickly turn into a situation where the default option for heritage preservation would be to just tear down the actual historical building and build a facsimile that looks similar. It's one thing to rebuild your city because outside forces destroyed it, vs creating a bunch of fake 'heritage' because you can't be bothered to preserve it.

Years back the Calgary Herald did a thing asking people to send in photos of heritage buildings they liked. One of ones that multiple people submitted was the Barley MIll in Eau Claire. It was built in the late 1990s.

I'd much prefer any $$ that would be spent on a replica be used instead to preserve actual heritage buildings.
 

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