North-West Travellers Building - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 51° 02.870 W 114° 03.622
11U E 706041 N 5659256
Quick Description: The North-West Travellers Building was constructed as a place for business travellers to stay in the early 1900's in Calgary, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 4:39:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM3M0R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoKs
Views: 39

Long Description:

the building was constructed between 1912 and 1914 at a cost of $140,000.

"The building, originally known as the Commercial Travellers’ building, was constructed by the Calgary branch (established in 1905) of the Northwest Commercial Travellers Association of Canada. (NWCTA). Based in Winnipeg the NWCTA was founded in 1882 " to secure travelling and personal benefits for commercial travellers, manufacturers’ agents, sales executives and proprietors of wholesaling and distribution companies." Although the NWCTA created advisory boards in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1911, a group of Albertans formed a rival organization called the Alberta Commercial Travellers’ Association."From the Cornerstones Website of the Calgary Public Library (http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/calgary/historic_tours/corner/nwtravel.htm)

Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: There is metered parking nearby.

Placement agency: City of Calgary Heritage Advisory Board

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