1723 9 Street Southwest, Calgary

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This colonial style four-square residence was built in 1911 for Mount Royal developer Frank Jackson. In later years, the home was made into a 13-room boarding house, and in 2007 it was almost demolished. Fortunately, Richmond Park Developments saw the value of the grand house and restored and redeveloped the interior to accommodate their business office on the main floor and private residence on the upper floor.

The most famous tenant during the years when the house was a boarding house was Billy Cowsill, lead singer and guitarist with the Rhode Island based family musical group, The Cowsills, who provided the inspiration for the 1970’s television program The Partridge Family. Billy Cowsill, a popular solo entertainer in Calgary, died in the house in February 2006