1644 Broadview Road NW Calgary

Built in 1912, major renovation in 2001

1644 in 2012 1644 in 2000 1644 in 1958
1644 in June 2012 1644 in 2000 1644 in 1958
Street name was Third Avenue SW until 1928

1958 photo thanks to Dan Stante of the Sano Stante Real Estate Group, from the Calgary Real Estate Board Archives.

Last update June 16, 2016

Broadview 100 home page
* beside name below indicates home owner - started in 1934, stopped by 1943, back again in 1949.

Click here to see a "Workers of the World Unite" propaganda sheet that was found during the renovation behind the main-floor ceiling of this house. It probably dates to around 1912, not only because of the political sentiment, but also because the paper was very crumbly and fragile. I was not able to copy it exactly due to its poor condition. The original was donated to the Glenbow Archives.

1644roofSheathingWhen the roof was reshingled in 2016, there was a cedar shake roof below the asphalt shingles. And below the cedar shakes was "sheathing" paper with a swastika logo. This probably dates the cedar shake roofing to 1912 - the original roofing. A cedar shake roof lasts 30-40 years, and 1912 plus 30 years is 1942 - long past the time when swastikas were popular in logos. The roof itself is made of 10" wide, 1" thick old-growth-forest planks - good for another 100 years.

This house was built with balloon framing construction techniques, which replaced older labour-intensive timber frame and log-cabin methods. "Balloon framing used studs running the full height of the building. The floor joists sat on a sill and were nailed to the studs. The skeleton was given lateral strength through sheathing consisting of milled boards nailed to the frame and covered with siding. In a balloon framed house each stud was a load bearing element. The resulting frame was rigid, requiring a good foundation that would not let it shift and fracture." ... "Balloon framing relied upon the mechanized production of standardized sawn lumber and plenty of nails to hold it together. Once a costly item, nails had become so inexpensive by the 1880s that they could be used in huge quantities ..." "The primary advantage of milled frame construction, whether platform or balloon framed, was its low labour requirements. The skills needed for such construction could be mastered easily and a few men could build a house quickly ..." (from Homes in Alberta: Building, Trends, and Design by Donald G. Wetherell and Irene R. A. Kmet, ©1991, page 140-141)

During the renovation, I found the following written in pencil on the back of one of the baseboards: "C. Caush 1644 3rd Ave Westmount SW".

This house was divided into three suites at one time, but is a single family home once again.

Year

1644 Residents

1912  
1913 No house in 1913 tax roll, land owned by Ebenezer Frith of Maxwell Ontario, value of land (double lot) $1200
Henderson's shows resident Davidson Jenetta
1914 Davidson Jenetta
City tax roll shows Ebenezer Frith of Maxville Ontario owns east lot, valued at $600.
West lot owned by H.C.Caush at 1644, with tenant Miss Nettie Davidson, lot value $600, house value $575
1915 Davidson Netta
City tax roll shows Ebenezer Frith of Maxwell Ontario owns east lot, valued at $510.
West lot owned by Wm. C.Caush at 1644, no tenant shown, lot value $510, house value $575
1916 Davidson Netta
1917 Caush Wm C
1918 Caush Wm C (W Chas, plumber C E Good)
1919 Caush Wm C (plumber C E Good)
1920 Caush Wm C (plumber C E Good)
1921 Dixon Wilbert D phys
1922 Dixon Wilbert D phys
1923 Dixon Wilbert D phys
1924 Dixon Wilbert D
1925 Dixon Dr Wilbert D
1926 ?
1927 Higgins Alfd (dist coml mgr Govt Phones)
1928 Higgins Alfd
1929 McFarlane Wm R (trav G H Stephens & Co)
1930 Driver Rev G F
1931 Driver Rev G F
1932 Driver Rev G F
1933 Driver Rev G F
1934 Driver Rev G F
1935 Driver Rev G F *
1936 Driver Rev G F *
1937 Faunt Joseph T
1938 Faunt Joseph T
1939 Hicklin C Theodore (emp Hotel Wales) and John Hicklin (clk Alexandra Hotel)
1940 Moore Kenneth E (musician)
1941 Mathews Richd (grandfather to Ferbers at 1634 in 2012!)
1942 Mathews Richd
1943 Mathews Richd (clk United Daries)
1944 Mathews Richd
1945 Mathews Richd
1946 Mathews Richd
1947 Mathews Richd
1948 Mathews Richd
1949 Mathews Richd *
1950 Mathews Richd *
1951 Mathews Richd F *
1952 Mathews Richd F *
1953 Mathews Richd F *
1954 Logan
1955 Logan Jane
1956 Markle R
1957 Lyons Ralph
1958 Lyons Ralph
1959 Szakacs Wm
1960 Romaniuk Mary * (George Romaniuk, her brother, lived here too at some time until he died)
1961 Romaniuk Mary *
1962 Romaniuk Mary *
1963 Romaniuk Mary * and Pfeifer Danl B
1964 Romaniuk Mary *
1965 Romaniuk Mary *
1966 Romaniuk Mary *
1967 Romaniuk Mary *
1968 Romaniuk Mary *
1969 Romaniuk Mary *
1970 Romaniuk Mary *
1971 Romaniuk Mary * and Labute Gary
1972 Romaniuk Mary *
1973 Romaniuk Mary *
1974 Romaniuk Mary *
1975 Romaniuk Mary * (Waldie S * and Heron Eliz E *??)
1976 Romaniuk Mary * (Glass C * and Anderson Cheryl *??)
1977 Romaniuk Mary * (Glass C *??)
1978 Romaniuk Mary * (Anderson B *??)
1979 Romaniuk Mary * and Horton Ann M
1980-1981 Romaniuk Mary * Anfossi C
1982 Romaniuk Mary*
1983-1984 Romaniuk Mary * and Martz L
1985 Romaniuk Mary *
1986 Romaniuk Mary *
1987 Romaniuk Mary *
1988 Romaniuk Mary *
1989-1990 Romaniuk Mary *
1991 Romaniuk Mary *
1992 Romaniuk Mary *
1993 Romaniuk Mary *
1994 Romaniuk Mary *
1995 Romaniuk Mary *
1996 Romaniuk Mary *
1997 Romaniuk Mary *
1998 Romaniuk Mary *
1999 Romaniuk Mary *
2000 Romaniuk Mary *
2001 Under renovation, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2002 Austin Hook, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2003 Austin Hook, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2004 Austin Hook, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2005 Austin Hook, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2006 Tony and Tobi Spagnolo, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2007 Tony and Tobi Spagnolo, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2008 C Molson, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2009 C Molson, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2010 Reid Henry and Jillian Frechette, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2011 Reid Henry and Jillian Frechette, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2012 E Polischuk and T Shatrova, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2013 J Kanderka, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2013 Mike and Aileen Davidson, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2014 Mike and Aileen Davidson, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2015 Mike and Aileen Davidson, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
2016 Mike and Aileen Davidson, house owned by Garry Haggins and Micky Gulless
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Resident information from Henderson's Directories (1912 to the last one in 1991) at the Glenbow Archives and at the Peel Library University of Alberta website.
In the 1910 and 1911 editions, there is no Third Avenue NW nor SW.
The Street Name of Third Avenue NW, as shown in the 1912 Henderson's, probably should be SW.
* indicates home owner - started in 1934, stopped by 1943, back again in 1949.
1979 Residents from a 1979 Preliminary List of Electors
Date built information from the property section of www.calgary.ca.
All source data has some errors and inconsistencies. I tried not to add any more, but I make no promises.
Research and photos by Micky Gulless except where noted.

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