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Firm: Rule Wynn and Rule

Address: 3931 Edison Crescent SW

Date of final plans: April 1953

Status: demolished in 2014

The Harold R. Carson House sat on a 125' by 125' lot facing the Bow River. This work is perhaps the purest example of the mid-century ranch style produced in Calgary. The house is designed in an L shape with a built-in garage at the south-west end and the living room at the elbow. This living room features a vaulted ceiling with glulam beams. The sprawling home included three bedrooms, a den, and a maid's room. During the 2013 flood the house was wrecked; it was demolished in September 2014.



Harold Robertson Carson (1895-1959) was born on 27 February 1895 in Miami, Manitoba to William Carson (1854–1924) and Marion Coutts (1861–1950). He attended high school at St Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario, and Western Canada College in Calgary. During World War I he served in France in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. From 1923 to 1929 he worked in Lethbridge in automotive jobbing and in 1926 purchased CJOC Lethbridge. In 1929 he formed Taylor, Pearson and Carson Ltd. where he was the President. In 1937 he formed All Canada Radio Facilities. Carson was a member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, the National Director of the Air Cadet League of Canada, and national director of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. He was a member of the Ranchmen's Club, Calgary Petroleum Club, and Calgary Golf and Country Club. In 1985 he was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

In 1925 Carson married Anna Eloise _____ (1906-1968) in Regina. They had one son, Richard.

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