Montreal artist with Alberta roots, Raymond Biesinger, has generously partnered with CHI to offer his new Art Print: 19 Lost Buildings of Calgary to our heritage community.
Details: Open edition 17×22″ art print on Epson Ultra Premium 192 GSM Enhanced Matte paper. Dimensions include a 0.5″ margin. Signed and dated on reverse. This print is archival.
Sale Dates: CHI has a limited number of prints available – order today to avoid being disappointed.
CHI will contact you by email to arrange pickup.
Price: $40.00 each. Ordering through CHI saves you the GST!
50% of the sale price goes to CHI to help offset the costs of our operations.
How to Order:
1. Online via PayPal/Credit Card:
2. Interac email money transfer to email@example.com. Include “Art Print”, number ordered, your name and email address in the message box of the e-transfer.
3. Mail a cheque to Calgary Heritage Initiative Society
c/o 1638 Broadview Road NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3H1
Include “Art Print”, number ordered, your name and email address.
Questions about the sale? email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate “Art Print” in the subject box.
Included in the image:
1. Hotel York (1930-2007, an Edwardian commercial-style hotel bulldozed for the present-day Bow tower, its carved stone top currently sits in storage)
2. Capitol Theatre (1921-1972, would often deploy sculptural, street-front, movie adversing, was demolished shortly after its neighbour the York Hotel)
3. The Cecil Hotel (1912-2015, one of Calgary’s last pre-WWI hotels, often described as “seedy”)
4. Fire Hall No. 1 (1887-1911, built immediately after the downtown-destroying fire of 1886 that officially ended “wooden” Calgary and started “sandstone” Calgary)
5. The Canadian Pacific Railway Station (1893-1966, neighbour to the Palliser Hotel, it stood on the same parcel of land currently occupied by the Calgary Tower)
6. Telstar Drug (1962-2006, a family pharmacy with space age rocket-and-satellite sign)
7. The Summit Sheraton Hotel (1965-1989, a short-lived example of 60s modern construction, complete with rotating restaurant)
8. Hull House (1905-1970, former home of the Glenbow Museum, located on 12th Ave. and 5th St. SW)
9. Art Central (1928-2013, previously a grocery store, in 2004 it began to house artist studios and artistic shops)
10. Moravian Church (1902-1970s, a tiny wooden structure levelled into a parkade)
11. Land Titles Office (1911-1970, built to be completely fireproof, it made way for the current Court of Queen’s Bench)
12. The Hull Opera House (1893-1963, functioned as a 1000-seat opera house until 1906, when it was converted into retail and residential units)
13. Robin Hood Flour Mills (1910-1973, demolished to make room for Gulf Canada Square)
14. Westbourne Baptist Church (1910s-2017, “the spiritual home of premier William Aberhart, co-founder of the Social Credit Party of Alberta, which dominated Alberta’s legislature from 1935 to 1971”)
15. The Herald Building (1913-1972, housed the Calgary Herald from 1913-1932)
16. St. George’s Island Bandstand (1911-1949)
17. Burns Manor (1901-1956, maybe best described as a neo-gothic Scottish castle, its medieval tower sported the Burns family crest in carved stone)
18. The Canadian Pacific Railway Dept. of Natural Resources (1911-1966, headquarters of CPR’s efforts to exploit the southern prairies’ natural resources, it too stood on the same parcel of land currently occupied by the Calgary Tower)
19. Alexander Corner (1890-1929, had a very similarly designed “twin” across the street, was destroyed to make way for the 1920 expansion of the Hudson’s Bay building)