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Firm: Rule Wynn and Rule

Address: 1135 39 Avenue SW

Date of final plans: September 1955

Status: standing as built



Albert ten Broeke "Bert" Baker (1907-1997) was born on 16 January 1907 in Walnut, Illinois. In 1910 his father, Perren Earle Baker, moved the family to Alberta to homestead near Nemiscam. Albert attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1928, and then returned and managed the family farm until 1953. That year he became the General Manager of the Alberta Wheat Pool and moved to Calgary. Other positions he held included President of the Glenbow Alberta Institute, President of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, member of the General Hospital Board, member of the University of Alberta Senate, and member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the board of directors of numerous companies, including the Alberta Gas Trunk Line Company, the Bank of Nova Scotia, Western Co-op Fertilizers, and the Calgary Royal Trust Company.

In 1933 Bert married Agnes Mary Phipps (1911-1999) of Cochrane. They had two daughters: Eleanor and Sandra.

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