Lougheed House

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Lougheed House
National Historic Site of Canada
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Lougheed House Calgary
Province Alberta
Municipality Calgary
Founder Senator James Alexander Lougheed
Year built 1891
Website Lougheed House

Built in 1891 and originally known as "Beaulieu", the French meaning "beautiful place", Lougheed House is now a national historic site located in the Beltline district of Calgary, Alberta. Lougheed House is operated by Lougheed House Conservation Society, an independent, non-profit society devoted to the restoration and public enjoyment of the historic house and its Gardens.[1]

Over its long history, Lougheed House has been a family residence, a training centre for young women, a women's military barracks and a blood donor clinic. Then, for many years, it sat empty — cared for, but unused until its restoration started in 2000.

History[edit]

Detail of the east wall of Lougheed House.

The mansion was built in 1891 by Senator James Alexander Lougheed for his wife, Isabella Hardisty Lougheed and their two sons, Clarence and Norman. Following the move to the large mansion, four more children were born: Edgar, Dorothy, Douglas and Marjorie. In 1907 the house was enlarged to accommodate the family and their large social calendar. The mansion was built of sandstone per the municipal building code as a result of the Calgary Fire of 1886.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Lougheed Residence". www.historicplaces.ca. 2006-03-29. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Shiels, Bob (1974). Calgary : a not too solemn look at Calgary's first 100 years. Calgary: The Calgary Herald. p. 69. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Cook Bobrovitz, Jennifer and Cowan, Trudy (2006). Lougheed House: More than a century of stories....Calgary: McCallum Printing Group Inc. ISBN 0-9780544-1-5

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°02′26″N 114°04′42″W / 51.04043°N 114.07835°W / 51.04043; -114.07835