207 10A Street NW
Filled with locals, Kensington Pub is a neighbourhood favourite with an old time English feel. Known affectionately by regulars as ‘KP’ it has been in the Kensington community since 1982.
During Calgary’s pre-World War I boom, Hillhurst-Sunnyside develped as a working-class, largely Anglo-Saxon suburb with British street names such as Essex Street, Gladstone Road, Kensington Avenue and Norfolk Street. Many of these names soon gave way to numbers, and Norfolk Street was renamed 10 1/2 Street, and eventually 10A Street NW.
Originally a brick veneer residence, built in 1911 by developer John Smith, the building then housed a series of working class tenants beginning with carpenter John H. Bathgate. In 1925 the house was sold to Italian-born Salvatore Cozzubbo, who owned a confectionery and ice cream parlour in the nearby Hillhurst Block. Rosaria Cuzzubbo lived in the house for twenty years after her husband’s death in 1932.
In 1983, both the original house and the 62 year-old duplex to the south were redeveloped as a restaurant and pub.