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Address: 455 6 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4A2, Canada
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Historic building

This historic building is in complete contrast to all the surrounding glass and steel skyscrapers. Built in sandstone in a Renaissance Revival style, it dates from 1907. Long may... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This historic building is in complete contrast to all the surrounding glass and steel skyscrapers. Built in sandstone in a Renaissance Revival style, it dates from 1907. Long may it remain a bastion against the high-rise edifices. We enjoyed just finding it.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Place is remarkable as it is Sandstone which is porous and has quite a few cracks on its facade.The building will need repairs and it can do with TLC. This building was once a school and still if you look carefully you can imagine students rushing by to and from classrooms and through the day the sounds of children... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

The building was built in 1907, and was originally the Calgary Normal School and later became a public school. These days it is the southern headquarters and conference centre for the Government of Alberta. It was built in the Renaissance Revival style of architecture and became a historic site in 1982. I attended a few events held inside and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

A nice building to look at, but that is about it. We went inside to check it out and the guy behind the desk told us that it was a school a long time ago. Now it is a government building.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Go there and enjoy the picturesque sand stone buildings. You can get nice pictures done when they turn on the "waterfalls" (small) in the summer.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

such a beautiful historic building. there could be more info regarding the history of the building.

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