standing on the east side of Macleod Trail at
13th avenue, with the traffic heading north
towards downtown. There are three similar
buildings here, and the one furthest away from us
is the Curtis Block at the corner of 12th avenue.
Behind us is the Stampede LRT station, with its
pedestrian bridge to the Stampede grounds..
Harry Palmer e-mailed this note about the
Curtis Block: "When I saw the
Curtis Block in Victoria Park, I thought of
Calgary's WWI winner of the Victoria Cross, John
George Pattison. Take a look at the ... official
record that showed where Pattison's family was
living.....the Curtis Block in Calgary.
(click here to view the official record).
Pattison was killed in WWI and a
picture of his gravesite can be found at (my
web site) ...The
Pattison bridge on the Elbow river by the Lindsay
Sports Centre is dedicated to John
Pattison......frankly I believe he deserves a
more conspicuous memorial."
Thanks Harry. These insights are great. (Links
to Harry's site are in the Commercial Links
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