502 7A Street Northeast, Calgary

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Our house was built ca 1912 as part of the CP Rail development. At some point it also served as a boarding house for rail workers. We purchased the house in 1991 from a family that used the original shed as a barn for goats and sheep. They also used the front yard as a rabbit warren. The house was in bad shape and most in the neighbourhood thought it was a tear-down. However, we purchased it because of the classic one and half story style that lent itself to renovation, which we did. We completely renovated, retaining the look and feel of the original house, over a two year period. During renovation, we met a neighbour down the street who told us she was born in the house 70 years prior. She was thrilled we were renovating. We are proud to have retained this century home.