Demolition application for McHugh House (1896)

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Demolition application for McHugh House (1896)

Postby Admin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:30 pm

CHI has learned that an application for demolition has been received for the McHugh House built in 1896. It was originally the home of pioneer rancher J.J. McHugh and his family.

The City's file on the property is here:

http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/LUPP/Pages/He ... urceId=391

More to come.

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Postby Admin » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:25 pm

Historic home faces demo
City, province trying to save McHugh House

Sherri Zickefoose
Calgary Herald

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Story at the link:

http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/ne ... 1f9816&p=1
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Postby 00fxd » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:16 am

OMG. What a loss. Beautiful structure
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Re: Demolition application for McHugh House (1896)

Postby cjane » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:04 pm

Today at City Council Ward 8 Councillor Evan Wooley presented the following Notice of Motion:

URGENT BUSINESS – MCHUGH HOUSE

WHEREAS the McHugh House (110 18th Avenue S.W.), built in 1896, is the 6th oldest house in Calgary and is listed on the City of Calgary Inventory of Historic Resources as a City Wide Historic Resource as it has significance to the city as a whole;

AND WHEREAS the preservation of the McHugh House is considered to be in the public interest because of its significant heritage values, including its age, architecture, landmark quality and associations with the early development of Calgary;

AND WHEREAS the Catholic Diocese, the owners of the McHugh House, applied to demolish the house on March 3, 2013;

AND WHEREAS the Province has advised the City that it will not designate McHugh House with Provincial Historic Resource Designation;

AND WHEREAS alternate solutions to preserve the McHugh House may be available;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Administration is directed to explore options and tools to preserve the McHugh House including but not limited to:
a. Purchase of the land and/or building;
b. Identify a potential source of funds to accomplish preservation.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Administration Report back no later than February, 2014.


Evan Woolley, Councillor, Ward 8
January 27, 2014
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Re: Demolition application for McHugh House (1896)

Postby 00fxd » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:42 pm

I am not familiar with this building. It certainly is beautiful and seems to be in good condition. A well constructed brick building. It seems a no brainier that it needs to be preserved. I truly hope something will be done....
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Re: Demolition application for McHugh House (1896)

Postby newsposter » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:54 am

From the Council meeting, following up on Councillor Woolley's motion posted above. Here is a link to the relevant minutes and a link to the discussion.

January 27, 2014 Council Meeting, under item 10, Urgent Business

http://agendaminutes.calgary.ca/sirepub ... pe=MINUTES


10.2

GREEN SHEET RE: MCHUGH HOUSE

TABLE, Moved by Councillor Chu, Seconded by Councillor Magliocca, that Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House, be tabled, to be dealt with as the last item on the Agenda.

CARRIED

LIFT FROM THE TABLE, Moved by Councillor Woolley, Seconded by Councillor Carra, that Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House, be lifted from the table and dealt with at this time.

CARRIED

IN CAMERA , Moved by Councillor Chabot, Seconded by Councillor Keating, that, in accordance with Section 197 of the Municipal Government Act, and Sections 17, 17(1),18,19, 23(1)(b), 24(1)(a), 24(1)(b), 24(1)(c), 24(1)(d), 24(1)(g), 25(1)(b), 27(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Council now move into the Committee of the Whole, In Camera, at 5:08 p.m., in the Council Lounge, to consider Green Sheet Re: McHugh House several confidential and personnel matters.

CARRIED

The Committee of the Whole recessed In Camera and reconvened in the Council Chamber at 6:50 p.m. with Mayor Nenshi in the Chair.

RISE AND REPORT, Moved by Councillor Chabot, that the Committee of the Whole rise and report to Council.

CARRIED

DISTRIBUTION

At the request of Councillor Woolley, and with the concurrence of the Mayor, the City Clerk distributed copies of a document entitled “McHugh House – 1896/1901”, with respect to Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House.

AMENDMENT, Moved by Councillor Chabot, Seconded by Councillor Demong, that Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House be amended, in the NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT paragraph, by adding a new letter b), as follows:

“b) Relocation of the building; and”

And further, that the remainder be re-lettered accordingly.

CARRIED

ADOPT, AS AMENDED, Moved by Councillor Woolley, Seconded by Councillor Carra, that with respect to Councillor Woolley’s Motion, Green Sheet Re: McHugh House (Councillor Woolley), the following be adopted, as amended, as follows:

WHEREAS the McHugh House (110 18th Avenue S.W.), built in 1896, is the 6th oldest house in Calgary and is listed on the City of Calgary Inventory of Historic Resources as a City Wide Historic Resource as it has significance to the city as a whole;

AND WHEREAS the preservation of the McHugh House is considered to be in the public interest because of its significant heritage values, including its age, architecture, landmark quality and associations with the early development of Calgary;

AND WHEREAS the Catholic Diocese, the owners of the McHugh House, applied to demolish the house on March 3, 2013;

AND WHEREAS the Province has advised the City that it will not designate McHugh House with Provincial Historic Resource Designation;

AND WHEREAS alternate solutions to preserve the McHugh House may be available;

1. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Administration is directed to explore options and tools to preserve the McHugh House including but not limited to:

a. Purchase of the land and/or building;

b. Relocation of the building; and

c. Identify a potential source of funds to accomplish preservation.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Administration Report back to Council no later than February, 2014; and

2. That Council keep the verbal discussion confidential pursuant to Section 24 (1)(a) of the Freedom and Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

CARRIED
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Re: Demolition application for McHugh House (1896)

Postby newsposter » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:14 am

A McHugh House decision is before City Council on February 24, 2014. Moving the house to a nearby park is being proposed. Item 8.11 on the Council Agenda:

http://agendaminutes.calgary.ca/sirepub ... ype=AGENDA
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McHugh House saved from demolition

Postby cjane » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:49 pm

On February 24, 2014 Calgary City Council unanimously approved the move of McHugh House to Humpy Hollow, a block away from its current site. This initiative, led by rookie Councillor Evan Woolley, helps to secure the future of one of Calgary's earliest homes. The Roman Catholic diocese has ordered the removal of the House by April 6.

Follow-up in the Calgary Herald:
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Historic+McHugh+House+saved+from+demolition/9546286/story.html

And on CBC:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/historic-mchugh-house-to-be-moved-to-nearby-calgary-park-1.2550195
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Re: Demolition application for McHugh House (1896)

Postby 00fxd » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:46 pm

I wonder how anyone could even consider demolishing this building..... !
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Re: Demolition application for McHugh House (1896)

Postby newsposter » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:27 pm

Relatively happy ending. It now sits restored on a new site one block away.
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