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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 1:56 AM
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Here's a new one for us. This building in Chinatown went from this...




...to this:


https://twitter.com/heychristofur/st...ly-makeover%2F
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One of the oldest houses still standing in Calgary's Beltline community

From this (on the right)



To this...

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i raise you:

One of the oldest houses still standing in calgary's beltline community

from this (on the right)



to this...

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That is bad.
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 3:43 PM
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That Calgary example is atrocious - especially considering how rare that style and era of housing is in the city.
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It's just an example of the complete lack of respect to historic resources that seems to permeate this city sometimes.
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I raise you:

One of the oldest houses still standing in Calgary's Beltline community

All I can think of is this.

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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 3:57 PM
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I know buildings aren't people, but there is something inherently sad about seeing a stately old building being treated with a total lack of dignity that way. It would have been less heinous to have just demolished the building and built something new in the first place.
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 3:59 PM
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The entity who did that is a "Rectangle Modern Renovations". So it's a showcase of the kind of work they do..
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It's just an example of the complete lack of respect to historic resources that seems to permeate this city sometimes.
Trust me Calgary is not alone in that regard.
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2018, 4:10 PM
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All that said, I will admit that this house isn't on the city's inventory, as there is a huge backlog of evaluating potential historic properties in Calgary, probably easily several hundred behind, so as far as the owner is concerned it was just an old house. Nor would they know it is either the, or one of the handful of pre-1910 boom houses left in that community.
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I raise you:

One of the oldest houses still standing in Calgary's Beltline community

From this (on the right)



To this...

Looks like the bones of the original house are still there; so restoring it back to the original porch and balcony look is probably doable if someone wanted to.
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The huge balcony was removed from the other house too.
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The entity who did that is a "Rectangle Modern Renovations". So it's a showcase of the kind of work they do..
So Jasper Place Log Cabins type failure.
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The huge balcony was removed from the other house too.
I totally didn't notice that. Looks like the balcony was part of the original design:



Anyway, back to the topic
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I would kill for a yard that size! Look at all the space between houses
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Our provincial government needs to stop selling the park. So irritated. I remember proud proclamations of the biggest urban park and a public resource. Just sell the park and pave the rest of it and then we can be the biggest city without a spine.
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Why would you not want that balcony?
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