Historical Buildings: Calgary In William’s Eyes Part 3

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                                                                                                The Barron Building

The Barron Building, the former home of the Uptown theatre is recognized as Calgary’s 1st skyscraper., The City of Calgary describes the building’s architectural significance as “distinguished by its stepped massing and restrained detail… clad with buff-coloured brick, Tyndall limestone and polished black granite.” In 2003, the Alberta Association of Architects named the building as one of the most significant structures in the province.

 

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The Barron Building