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Oldest buildings

Postby Chris E » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:51 am

I thought it would be interesting to figure out the oldest buildings in each community, particularly as you get out of the innercity. Maybe oldest house, commercial, place of worship, etc.
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby Chris E » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:53 am

Candidate for CANBRIAM HEIGHTS

933 32 AV NW, built 1912

https://maps.google.ca/?ll=51.081541,-1 ... 01,,0,1.59
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby Chris E » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:00 am

Highland Park

Could be this.. thing:

4025 3RD ST NW

My Property says 1969, but it looks like a 60's house fused to a much older one in these views, particularly due to the roof shape of the small portion

top view
https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=4025+3rd+ ... a+T2K&z=21

back view
https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=4025+3rd+ ... 9,,1,-0.28

side view

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=4025+3rd+ ... 5,,1,-3.35

front view

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=4025+3rd+ ... 53,,1,1.68
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby Chris E » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:10 am

Other Highland Park

3714 3 ST NW - 1914
tiny house

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=4025+3rd+ ... 84,,1,0.35

409 34 AV NW - also 1914

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=4025+3rd+ ... 91,,0,1.11

3602 2 St NW - again 1914, and tiny

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=3602+2+St ... .2,,1,2.79

3606 Centre B St NW - 1914, Dutch Colonial style

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=3602+2+St ... 41,,1,-3.8

3312 Centre B ST NW - 1913

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=3602+2+St ... .72,,1,3.3

3617 Centre B ST NW - 1913

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=3602+2+St ... 52,,1,6.72

425 36 Ave NW - 1908! This is older than almost all houses north of 16th avenue
https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=3602+2+St ... 54,,1,4.28
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby Chris E » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:36 am

Tuxedo

1820 1st ST NW - 1905
1816 1st ST NW - 1905

1816 has obviously been badly modified

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=3602+2+St ... .43,,0,0.9
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby Chris E » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:47 pm

THORNCLIFFE candidate:

703 TAVENDER RD NW - 1925 (45 years older than most in the community)

Front

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=4025+3rd+ ... -6.92&z=19


Back

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=4025+3rd+ ... 0,3.6&z=18
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby Chris E » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:26 pm

NORTH GLENMORE PARK

Old farmhouses remain in the area

Example
(1924) (NOTE: It looks like the "1" should actually be beside the light roofed house of the same shape slightly to the north west.)
Image

(2012-2013)
Image

(1) 2007 57 AV SW - 1910

https://maps.google.ca/?ll=51.002296,-1 ... 78,,0,1.04

(2) 5815 21 ST SW - 1920

https://maps.google.ca/?ll=51.002388,-1 ... 51,,0,1.11
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby newsposter » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:52 am

Great project Chris. What's your methodology if people want to help you out on this?
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby Chris E » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:50 pm

Mostly just checking out these 1924 air photos:

http://contentdm.ucalgary.ca/collection ... 7_1924.kml

Looking for buildings which then were at or sometimes far beyond the edge of town, and then looking in the general area on google maps to see if they still exist, typically studying the roof shapes, house sizes on google maps to see if any stand out as being significantly different than the surrounding homes.

Then checking My Property:

http://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/cocis/ca ... &sideBar=3

To confirm year of construction. I started looking for oldest buildings but then became more interested in country/farm houses which ended up being built around as the city expanded. Hoping to get a listing of city properties so that much of this could simply be done by querying the database :)
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby landscape » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:19 pm

New member here.

Just bought a 1908 home in renfrew up on top of the escarpment. This thing needs work......Looking at my options.

I love the fact that my home is a little piece of history.....but man is it in bad shape.

I seriously need some advice!

Thanks
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Re: Oldest buildings

Postby Calgary born » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:52 pm

1814 30 Avenue SW was built in 1910. On the 1924 aerial maps it is there.
The 3 heritage houses that are facing King Edward School on 17 Street SW are there too.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/1814+3 ... !1e1?hl=en
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