520 23 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

Year of Construction: 1910/1911

This wood-framed home features boxed eaves, a front bay window, bevelled wood siding, a medium hipped roof with projecting gables and modest interior detailing. It has been extensively renovated in recent years.
Penrose Saunder purchased the home in 1911. The 1916 civic census reports that this home was then occupied by Mr Saunder (34 years), his wife Florence (34 years), their son Joseph (2 years) and their maid, Myrtle Gardner (18 years).
By the 1970s, the home had been converted into five suites, with 3 in the basement. Monthly rent for a basement suite was $45.