Why we love the Simmons Building
Alternate Names: 610 5 AV SE (bldg)
Address: 618 CONFLUENCE WY SE
Year of Construction: 1912
Development Era: 1906 to 1913 (Pre WWI Boom, Age of Optimism)
Architectural Style: Edwardian Commercial
Original Use: Industry (Warehouse and Factory)
Current Use: Restaurant & Food Services
Legal Description: 0914003; 125; 3
Land Use: Direct Control 86D2015 SITE 1
Municipal: Yes: see bylaw, 2009-12-13
Resource Type: City Wide Historic Resource
The interior character defining elements protected in the designation bylaw and showcased in the photos include:
CMLC has brought the Simmons Building up to 21st-century spec while preserving and restoring its important historical elements, setting the stage for its transformation into an exciting culinary destination along the newly redeveloped RiverWalk in East Village.
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Devoted Historians | Calgary Walking Tours. (n.d.). East Village Calgary. Retrieved June 6, 2021, from here.
Heritage Buildings. (n.d.). CMLC. Retrieved June 6, 2021, from here.
Inflation Calculator. (n.d.). Retrieved June 6, 2021, from here.
Simmons Factory Building—Calgary, Alberta—Photos Then and Now on Waymarking.com. (n.d.). Retrieved June 6, 2021, from here.
TEDx Talks. (2016, October 6). How Can a City’s Design Live Up To Its Surroundings? | Dr. Beverly A. Sandalack | TEDxCalgary. Available here.
THE EARLY TENEMENTS OF NEW YORK—DARK, DANK, AND DANGEROUS. (n.d.). NYC Department of Records & Information Services. Retrieved June 6, 2021, from here.
The Glenbow Museum > Archives Photographs Search Results. (n.d.). Retrieved June 6, 2021, from here.
The Simmons Building: Calgary’s must-visit food destination | Dished. (n.d.). Retrieved June 6, 2021, from here.