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W. J. Budd

Postby ian mckenzie » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:56 am

I am interested in finding out about this Calgary businessman. I know that he later owned the Skead residence (313 36 Avenue West).

Does anyone have any handy info on WJ Budd, or can point me to a source?

Is the Skead residence still standing, and does it have any official status?
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Postby Chris E » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:11 pm

Interesting questions. An address of 313 36 ave West (which would be South West now) would today indicate a house on the south side of 36th ave between 2nd and 3rd streets SW. Thing is there's no house there, and aerial photos from 1924 and 1951 also show no house there. That said I did find this photo of the house:

http://cdm280501.cdmhost.com/cdm/ref/co ... ll7/id/872

You'll notice a two story brick wall to the right, neither the house nor a brick commercial building seem like the sort of structure which would have ever existed at 36th ave and 2nd st SW, so either the address is wrong, or something else is up.
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Postby Chris E » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:15 pm

Ok I can't say for sure, but I think it was actually on 6th ave, and is long gone. Later this weekend I'll post why I think that.
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Postby ian mckenzie » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:49 am

Hi Chris, am wondering if you've had a chance to check that out yet.
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