What is the future of the Kerby Memorial Building?

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What is the future of the Kerby Memorial Building?

Postby newsposter » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:41 pm

The Kerby Centre for seniors is expected to be moving from their longtime home in the historic Kerby Memorial Building in the west end of downtown by 2017 according to news reports. The building, built in 1948 as part of the original Mount Royal College site, is on the City of Calgary's heritage inventory as a Citywide Historic Resource, and is a "mid-century" building of great architectural and historic significance: http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/LUPP/Pages/He ... urceId=363

What ultimately happens to the building, which is owned by the province (a legacy of its Mount Royal College days) is of great interest to heritage advocates. It is also part of a significant collection of major buildings from different eras in Calgary's history, including the Mewata Armoury (1917) and Planetarium (1967) across the street.

Below is a link to a couple of media stories about the planned move:

Seniors Kerby Centre will move out of downtown by 2017
By Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald August 31, 2012
Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Resid ... z25XTxc2ka

Kerby Centre ditching digs, and perhaps name, by 2017
Jason Markusoff, Calgary Herald
Published: Saturday, September 01, 2012
The Kerby Centre has announced plans to ditch its longtime building for roomier digs along Bow Trail - and it may leave its name downtown as well.
Read more: http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/ne ... f6717a71d7

City of Calgary photo from before LRT construction. A new LRT station is being built in front of the building.
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