Dec 232013
 
Calgary then and now - Normal School - Institute of Technology and Arts - Heritage Hall SAIT

Buried deep within the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) campus, the building seen in this “then and now” series is known as Heritage Hall. In times past, it was the main hall of the Normal School and the Provincial Institute of Technology and Arts. At one time the stately structure stood pretty much alone […]

Dec 172013
 
Riverside Iron Works

The former Riverside Iron Works site in the historic neighbourhood of Ramsay has found a new lease on life and some of the old buildings are being converted into offices and studios. Once a ratty old factory, gritty and dirty, parts have been cleaned up and remodelled and look as good as new. It’s a […]

Dec 172013
 
The last Bawlf

The elevator seen here, the tallest thing for kilometres around, sits at a farm north of Fort MacLeod Alberta. An old building, some says it dates from the 1910s, the current owners think the 1920s, the structure was moved here, from a nearby town, way back in the 1970s. What a sight and what a […]

Dec 102013
 
Driveway Boler

Being so tiny, Boler trailers can fit nearly anywhere and when not being used they can often be found tucked away in back yards or in alley parking spots. Or as we see here, you can put it in an out of the way area at the the end of your driveway. This hard to […]

Dec 032013
 
Calgary then and now – Mewata Armoury

At the extreme west end of downtown, the Mewata Armoury is a Calgary landmark and has sat at this location for almost a century. Architecturally a stunning building, this brick and sandstone structure is a ceremonial and training base for a number of Canadian Forces regiments and groups. Built at the height of World War […]

Dec 032013
 
Shades of grey Boler

It’s been an amazing record year for Boler spotting and as of the writing of this report, we’ve seen fifty two so far. Included in that is out latest find, the “shades of grey” Boler found in Calgary in December of of 2013. They just keep coming and and we still have close to a […]