At the turn of the century, this Renaissance Revival building began as the Calgary Normal School. However after a century's gap, government opponents would most commonly refer to this place as anything but normal. The refurbished old school block in downtown Calgary is now the Southern Alberta government center, an office for the premier and his ministers when they do business away from the provincial capital. The structure also serves as a conference center for the provincial government and office space for some Calgary-based civil servants. The building was made a historic site in 1982, a rare heritage monument in a downtown forested with modern office towers. Tours of the center are available and are free of charge.
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