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Calgary’s century homes on display

Calgary’s rich history is being celebrated with a look at the city’s most historic houses.

Hundreds of homeowners are banding together for this year’s ‘Century Homes‘ tour, which began as a grassroots celebration of homes over 100 years old. This year’s event marks the 100th anniversary of Calgary’s first real estate boom.

Deanne Mudd bought her house 13 years ago and turned it into a bed in breakfast called River Wynde. She said one of her first guests was a ghost-something they realized after a number of guests reported hearing crying at 4 in the morning. The turn-of-the-century charm has also worked its magic in the love department.

“It’s just phenomenal the conversations that happen,” Mudd said. “We have even had two guests meet, fall in love and get married!”

Another house on display is one that belonged to a constable who helped bring children to Canada after they lost everything in WWI. Many of the century homes are located in Mount Pleasant, Inglewood, Sunnyside, Hillhurst, Elbow Park, Tuxedo Park, Mount Royal, Ramsay and Bankview.

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The tour runs until August 6, click here for more information.