Calgary's Grand Story

Calgary's Grand Story

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qCalgary was a Boomtown of 50, 000 people in 1912, the year the Lougheed building and the adjacent Grand Theatre were built. The fanfare and anticipation surrounding their opening marked the beginning of a golden era in the city's history. The Lougheed quickly became Calgary's premier corporate address, and the state-of-the-art Grand Theatre the hub of a thriving cultural community.q qFrom the viewpoint of these two prominent heritage buildings, author Donald Smith introduces the reader to the personalities and events that helped shape Calgary in the twentieth century. Complemented by over 140 historical images, Calgary's Grand Story is a tribute to the Lougheed and the Grand, and celebrates their unrivalled position in the city's political, economic, and cultural history.q--BOOK JACKET.... late 1912 one of the firms located on the 1st Avenue side of the building, between the two insurance companiesa#39; offices, was an early driving school. ... The poster cites that main street business lots in Red Deer had risen in value from $250 three years earlier to $5, 000. ... The management provided continuous night and day elevator service. Firstclass maid service was available.81 Each apartment contained a special toucha€”a stained glass transom over the main door.82 Two earlyanbsp;...

Title:Calgary's Grand Story
Author:Donald B. Smith
Publisher:University of Calgary Press - 2005-01


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