1915 – McLeod Building, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: J.K. Dow


As the only terra cotta-clad building in the city, this massive Chicago School style building is valued for its landmark status, its architecture and its unique decoration, which reflects the height of Edwardian-era architectural influences in Edmonton. Noted as the best local example of its kind, its style reflects a refined neo-classicism that was reinvented at the Chicago World’s fair of 1893 and came into popular use in American cities in the early part of the twentieth century. The McLeod Building was designated a Provincial Historic Resource on January 3, 1995.

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