- The “Unsinkable ship,” also known as “The Titanic” sank at 2:27 AM off the coast of Newfoundland on April 15th
- Life Savers Candy was created in 1912 by Clarence Crane.
- Motorized movie cameras were invented, replacing its hand-cranked predecessor.
- (n 1912 Nabisco had a new idea for a cookie, and named it Orea
- Boy Scouts is founded
- The 5th Olympics was held in Stockholm, Sweden
- Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from an airplane
- The average life expectancy was 47 years
- Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub
- Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone
- The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph
- The average wage in 1912 was $1022/year
- The average car cost $941
- A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
- More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME
2115 14A Street
Early House History
1912 – Frame dwelling listed in Henderson Registry of 1912 as ”New Dwelling”. Only neighbours on the West side of the street listed in Henderson Registry were also new or vacant at 2117 and 2019 14A street
1913 – Residence (Vacant) – other house on street had various professionals residing in them; such professions as real estate, contractors, clerks, carpenters, blacksmith, stonecutter and plumber.
1913 – M. Cohen – no information found out who M. Cohn was or his profession
1914 – Mclean, Regd. J. (sec. treasurer)
1915 to 1917 – Moore, Jesse M. (cond. SP&DC dept CPR)
1918 – Mrs. Buckon
1918 to 1919 – Breckson, Watson (school teacher)
1919 to 1926 – Breckson, Mrs. W___
1927 + - Lewis, Edgar C (acct Bk of Com)
1951 to 2008 – Hans Nisson – Dutch artist and architect
Sign has copies of news stories from 1912, Calgary Daily Herald found during renovations.
Many homes in Calgary, during this era, were built using Balloon Frame Construction, a framing style not currently used in modern buildings.