The Canadian Army opened what was called the Currie Barracks on the southwestern edge of Calgary in 1933, occupying a property on the level plateau above the south slope of the Bow River valley. The facility was named after the recently deceased General Sir Arthur William Currie, commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front during World War I.
Over the next decade, the facility would house a combination of personnel from the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps and Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, along with personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
During World War II, the Currie Barracks became an army training centre for units mobilized in southern Alberta; it was designated A-16. These mobilized units were tasked to provide reinforcements for The Calgary Highlanders and The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
Following the war in 1946, the Currie Barracks became home to Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) and 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as part of Canada's transition to having an expanded regular force army during the early years of the Cold War. The Currie Barracks underwent rapid expansion during the Korean War as the facility transformed into a major military centre, owing to its convenient access to the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental mainline to Vancouver three kilometres to the north. Headquarters Calgary Garrison was formed on October 26, 1950 in response to the need to coordinate the administration of army units stationed at and cycling through the Currie Barracks; thus the facility also began to use the names Calgary Garrison and Calgary Barracks
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You must view this home to fully appreciate the beautiful finish; the spacious rooms; and the sunlight pouring through the numerous, oversized windows. The main level is engaging entertainment space with open concept gourmet kitchen; lge dining space; great rm w/ gas fireplace; den/office and powder rm. Upstairs is the master suite incl ensuite; two ample bedrms w/ shared bath; and laundry. The lower level is fully developed with rec/games rm plus fourth bedrm and bath. Details of finish give the home a cohesive, chic décor showcased w/ premium appliances; custom cabinetry; stone accents; and modern light fixtures. The THREE-car garage, accessed via a paved alley, is joined to the home w/ a breezeway and has an epoxy floor, heat and storage/lockers. Features incl wide hallways/staircases; 9ft ceilings; lge front entry; a/c; low-maintenance yard; and sprinkler system. An inner-city lifestyle can be yours without sacrificing the space you need to live comfortably – sophisticated home; outstanding location! This home sits on a larger lot in the award-winning community of Currie Barracks, a sustainable urban area where the vision for a dynamic community includes residents living, working and playing in their own neighborhood. Seven minutes to downtown; walking distance to Mount Royal University and close to all city amenity.More details
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