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By Donald B. Smith

"Calgary's Grand tale" is a background of town as informed in the course of the tale of the Grand Theatre and the Lougheed development, of Calgary's such a lot fashionable ancient icons. Commissioned by means of Senator James Lougheed, and his spouse, Belle Hardisty Lougheed, the Lougheed development opened to the general public in February of 1912 to a lot fanfare and nice anticipation. This was once a definitive second for Calgarians and could mark the start of a golden period within the city's heritage. With the addition of a state of the art theatre at the floor flooring underneath workplaces that will quickly turn into Calgary's best company deal with, this development might anchor the advance of the downtown middle good into the Fifties. via blending company and cultural historical past, the writer sketches a desirable city biography of Calgary from 1912 as much as Alberta's a centesimal birthday in 2005.

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As part of the advance guard he knew that a human tide would soon arrive from crowded eastern Canada. When the CPR’s subsidiary, the North West Land Company, opened up lots for sale on the new Calgary townsite west of the Elbow River, he bought as many as he could. ”87 Money came from many sources, including large-scale borrowing. As soon as he could afford to do so, James became a builder. He constructed rental properties on his land. By the end of the century he owned a number of Calgary buildings including the two named after his oldest sons, Clarence and Norman.

Outside, the sub-Arctic night air brought to lower altitudes those still suspended in another world. Well beyond midnight hotel restaurants hosted lavish theatre suppers for Calgary’s gilded upper crust. For one incredible evening, downtown Calgary had the atmosphere of London’s West End, or the theatre district in New York. The critics praised “The Passing of the Third Floor Back” as strongly as the public. Mrs. Broder called Forbes-Robertson’s performance as the Third Floor Back “a triumph,” then added: “Apart from the physical endowments of Forbes-Robertson, which have always marked him out for great parts, he possessed in a marked degree the power of concentration without visible effort, and staying power that is no less intense.

B. ” The exclusive district of Calgary (in which Jim Davidson and a number of other Americans lived) was originally owned by the CPR, the city’s largest landowner. In 1906 it began to open up the 320-acre hill on the southwestern boundary of the city as a luxury suburb. The CPR chose a number of historic street names for Mount Royal, named after the mountain in Montreal. To give northern Mount Royal a distinctive Canadian flavour, it selected the names of several Northwest Territories’ governors, including Cameron, Forget and Royal.

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