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Firm: Rule Wynn and Rule

Address: 319 5 Avenue SW

Date of final plans: 1957

Status: standing, one floor addition

The Calgary Petroleum Club was planned in 1957 and opened in August 1958. Prior to this, the club had been operating out of the second floor of the Motor Car Supply Building. Although only one floor was constructed, the building was intended to be ten storeys with a nine-floor office building above the club. The original drawings show the footprint of the tower addition, but there are no details beyond this. A second entrance, to the left of the club entrance, would have led to an elevator lobby for the offices. This lobby was isolated from the club space. In the model below, I took my best guess at what the tower would have looked like.

The images below show the building as it was built, with the planned tower addition, and how it would have appeared beside its neighbour, the Alberta Wheat Pool Building.

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