1643 Broadview Road Northwest, Calgary

Year of Construction: 1908

This house was originally built by Colonel Lawrence William Herchmer on a 170 acre tract of land he bought in 1901, which ran along the north side of the Bow River in what is now the community of Westmount. The house was located in the 1800 block of Broadview Road (called Third Avenue until 1928). In 1945, it was moved to its current location and reconstructed into three 3-room suites. Colonel Lawrence Herchmer and his brother, Colonel William Macauley Herchmer, were renowned for their service to the North-West Mounted Police. After his appointment by Sir John A. Macdonald in 1886 as Commissioner of the NWMP, Lawrence set about successfully transforming the force into a more professional body. He is also credited with introducing to the Mountie uniform the now iconic Stetson felt hat. In 1945, the house was moved to its current location and reconstructed into three 3-room suites. It was later returned to a single-family home in the 90′s, as it remains today.