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Key Number: HS 25024
Site Name: Bank of Nova Scotia Building
Other Names:
Site Type: 0402 - Mercantile/Commercial: Bank

Location

ATS Legal Description:
Twp Rge Mer
23 1 5


Address: 125 - 8 Avenue SW
Number: 25
Street: 1 SW
Avenue: 8 SW
Other:
Town: Calgary
Near Town:

Media

Type Number Date View
Source

Architectural

Style: Art Deco or Moderne
Plan Shape: Rectangular
Storeys: Storeys: 3
Foundation:
Superstructure:
Superstructure Cover:
Roof Structure: Flat
Roof Cover:
Exterior Codes: Number of Bays - Facade: Second Floor, 3 Bays
Number of Bays - Facade: Third Floor, 3 Bays
Wall Design and Detail: Column or Engaged Column
Wall Design and Detail: Entablature
Wall Design and Detail: Plain Parapet
Wall Design and Detail: Balconet
Window - Structural Opening Shape: Flat
Main Entrance - Structural Opening Shape: Flat
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: Plain Flat
Exterior: The facade has a grand presence on the 8th Avenue Mall. The ground floor has a large square portal flanked by two unframed deepset square-framed, grilled windows. The second and third floors are fronted by three bays composed of four giant order columns and three large windows with balconets. A heavy cornice and parapet surmounts the facade. Decorations are stylized in the Art Deco Style, and though they resemble classical decorative elements, they are actually drawn from Western Canadian life.
Interior: The interior features a 100 ft. vaulted ceiling and murals depicting Canadian themes.
Environment: The bank is located on Calgary's historic Stephen Avenue Mall.
Condition:
Alterations: N/A

Historical

Construction: Construction Date:
Bank
1930/01/01
Usage: Usage Date:
Bank
Vacant
1930/01/01
1975/01/01
Owner: Owner Date:
United Management
1978/12/22
Architect: John M. Lyle
Builder: N/A
Craftsman: N/A
History:

Internal

Status: Status Date:
Active
1975/01/01
Designation Status: Designation Date:
Municipal A List
Provincial Historic Resource

1981/03/22
Register: 01-131
Record Information: Record Information Date:
K. Williams 1989/06/02

Links

Internet:
Alberta Register of Historic Places: 4665-0451
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