The Enoch Sales House in Victoria Park was recently gutted by fire, destroying one of the city’s oldest and most iconic heritage buildings.

The fire highlighted the importance of these old buildings, of which Calgary has relatively few. But one area that’s relatively untouched by time is just across the Elbow River from the recent blaze.

Inglewood is one of Calgary’s oldest neighbourhoods, established in 1875 under the name ‘Calgary East,’ remaining as such until 1911. According to InglewoodYYC, “Atlantic Avenue, now 9th Avenue, was the city’s first main street.”

It has now evolved into a vibrant walking community full of artisans, small businesses and eateries. The historical buildings continue to draw lovers of history and architecture each year.

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This gallery was featured in the March print edition of the Calgary Journal. 

Editor: Emma Stevens |

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