This impressive house features a bellcast hip roof and a full
open front verandah. The landscape is unique with mature hollies
at the front and trees of significant growth. Minnie Appleyard
owned it until the mid 1920s.
The grocery store was built just after a fire in 1912 burned
many buildings on this stretch. Typical of the era, it has
living quarters above the retail area, and a false front parapet
that increases the apparent size of the building. The form
of the building is intact, but the storefronts have been replaces
with metal sash, and the front façade has been stuccoed.
Built for Robert Jabez Thurston, a partner in the Thurston-Flavelle
Lumber Company, and his wife, Elizabeth Lillian Thruston,
this house was valued at $5,000 in 1913 and was the most costly
and impressive of its time. Currently a rectory for the adjacent
church, it has seen the replacement of the first and second
floor windows and the removal of the original front balustrades.
P. Burns & Co
Pat Burns began his lucrative career supplying cattle to Klondike
gold miners. This two-storey commercial/residential structure
was built by P. Burns & Co., Calgary as part of their
extensive chain of butcher stores. The building is in its
original condition, and has been completely restored including
the reconstructed upstairs suite.
This distinctive commercial building in near original condition
was the second home of the Royal Bank on Clarke St. The public
office was located on the first floor, while the banker lived
upstairs. The train station was located next door until 1976,
and the building, which is now a giftstore, remains a Clarke