Beltline house with mayoral ties up for heritage status

A city council committee will discuss on Wednesday giving municipal heritage resource status to a Beltline house that many people likely pass by without a second thought.

Cushing residence was built in 1906

A city council committee will discuss on Wednesday giving municipal heritage resource status to a Beltline house that many people likely pass by without a second thought.

The Queen Anne revival-style house at 1313 Centre Street S.W. belonged to George C. Cushing.

He was the nephew of William H. Cushing, who served as Calgary's mayor from 1900 to 1901, and later served as minister of public works in Alberta's first provincial government. 

George's house was built in 1906, likely with wood from the Cushing family's lumber business.

It has a number of distinguishing architectural features.

The agenda item for Wednesday's meeting includes a number of pictures from the inside of the house — a place rarely seen by Calgarians.

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