Imperial Bank Building - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 51° 02.737 W 114° 03.771
11U E 705877 N 5659002
Quick Description: The Imperial Bank Building is located on Stephen Avenue (8th Avenue) in downtown Calgary, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 10:18:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM3M2V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoKs
Views: 46

Long Description:

The architects of the building included:
1886 - E. McCoskrie.
1909 - Frank Darling and John Pearson of Toronto.
1911 - Hodgson, Bates and Beatty of Calgary.
Many other architects were responsible for interior renovations over the years.

According to the City of Calgary Public Library Cornerstones website the lots 37-40 on the corner of Stephen Avenue and McTavish streets were originally owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

"Between 1909 and 1911 the original stone structure was completely rebuilt by the contracting company of McNeil Burns. The frontier style building was transformed to a Neo-Classical style structure befitting a financial institution like the Imperial Bank of Canada. Additional features included decorative armorial shield designs, a classical roofline, a portico-covered entranceway and a sandstone extension to the rear. "See http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/library/historic_tours/corner/ibc.htm

The building was designated a historical site on March 15, 1977

Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: There is some parking nearby during the day.

Placement agency: Alberta Heritage

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