Calgary's Great Fire of 1886 sparks 'Sandstone City'

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Calgary's Great Fire of 1886 sparks 'Sandstone City'

Postby cjane » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:08 pm

Local Historian Harry Sanders talks about how the first major fire in Calgary 125 years ago started the sandstone building boom.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2011/11/07/calgary-sandstone-city.html

The article celebrates Calgary's built heritage and begs the question why local building materials are no longer in popular use. It includes images of sandstone buildings that remain part of the city fabric.
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