A random drive through the center of Calgary produces this…
A piece of historic Calgary
Ogden Hotel “In 1912, the CPR built Canada’s second-largest train-repair facility in Odgen, prompting a subsidiary of the Calgary Brewing and Malting Company to invest in a 64-bedroom classical-revival hotel, complete with a bowling alley, billiard room and large bar room. Ogden was poised to become the epicentre of a real-estate boom, except what went boom first was artillery overseas in Europe. With the outbreak of the First World War, the beer company donated the use of the hotel to the Alberta Red Cross, which transformed it into Alberta’s first military convalescent hospital. The province purchased the building in 1935, putting it to work as a hostel for the unemployed from the Depression right through the late ’60s. Renamed the Alyth Lodge in 1970, the building has provided low-cost housing ever since.” – Calgary Herald
Perhaps next time…
ADM Milling Co. “Our Canadian wheat mills, which produce a host of flours, bakery mixes, and ingredients such as bran and wheat germ, are located in Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Montreal, Quebec; and Midland, Mississauga, and Port Colborne, Ontario. Their collective daily processing capacity is approximately 4,000 metric tons.” – Company website
some random building…
Shamrock Hotel “By doing nothing more than staying open for 88 years, through boom, bust and countless drunken brawls, the Shamrock is an icon: The oldest bar in Calgary, serving booze since Model Ts were the motor-car of choice. The taps opened in 1924 — coincidentally, the same year prohibition ended in Alberta — but that past is well hidden, buried under decades of dodgy renovation and nicotine stains.” – The Calgary Sun
It was fun to recognize your photos today, I am across the street from The Black and White store every Friday afternoon….
looks a little chilly!
Hmmm…yes! Thanks for stopping by – even in the cold! Haha