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Lanz Residence in downtown Lethbridge receives historic designation

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A two-storey home on 3rd Street South is Lethbridge’s newest Historical Resource.

The Lanz Residence is a concrete block foursquare with a hipped roof and an open front porch with four composite Ionic-Corinthian cement columns.

Ross Kilgour, the City’s Senior Planner, says the Lanz Residence has great heritage value and is significant for its association with Lethbridge’s early residential development.

From 1907 to the beginning of World War One, Lethbridge enjoyed a period of rapid economic and population growth. This 1909 house was built near the height of the economic boom, before the slowdown caused by World War One, local droughts and the recession in the early 1920s,” says Kilkour.

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This home is unusual in that instead of using wood or brick, which were common building materials here at that time, it was constructed from concrete blocks fashioned to look like stone.

City officials says the choice of building material may have been influenced by the strong, dry winds and the prevalent use of timber at that time which made fire a very real threat in Lethbridge.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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