City of Calgary Heritage Award–2003 John Snow Residence

The turn of the century house in lower Mount Royal was once the home of pioneering lithographer John Snow. The house was a hub of the 1950s Calgary printmaking scene as Snow worked out of the home’s rear studio (designed by artist and architect Maxwell Bates) in addition to hosting many gatherings of local artists and writers. In 2000 the house was restored by Sturgess Architecture and designer Kirsten Dow-Pearce and was designated a Provincial Historic Site. Since its restoration, the house has been host to the University of Calgary’s Writer in Residence and in 2003 was awarded a City of Calgary Heritage Award.