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Architecture of Edmonton

02 August 2011

1905 – Empire Block, Edmonton, Alberta

The Empire Block was constructed in 1905 by McDougall and Secord, Ltd. as an office and retail building. The upper floors were designed as offices, with the ground floor reserved for retail and...

02 August 2012

1907 – Imperial Bank of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta

During the late 19th century, the Imperial Bank of Canada was expanding across Canada, opening a branch in Edmonton in 1891. An all-new building was constructed on the site in 1907, a grand...

01 August 2012

1907 – Merchants Bank of Canada, Edmonton

Architect: Hogle & Davis Built in 1907, the grand columned building on the northwest corner of Jasper Avenue and 100 A Street was originally home to the Merchants Bank, which had started Edmonton...

06 August 2011

1910 – Canada Permanent Building, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: Roland Lines The Canada Permanent Building is a three-storey brick, stone, and reinforced concrete building Roland Lines and was advertised as “the only fire-proof building in Edmonton”. A good example of the...

06 August 2012

1911 – Tegler Block, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: H.A. Magoon The Tegler Building was built in 1911 by Edmonton entrepreneur and philanthropist, Robert Tegler, and was one of the earliest reinforced concrete buildings in Alberta. An eight-storey addition was constructed...

06 August 2012

1912 – Law Courts, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: Allan Merrick Jeffers Early design work was completed by unknown Department of Public Works architects while final details were overseen by Allan Merrick Jeffers, the provincial government architect. Described in The Edmonton...

25 June 2010

1913 – Alberta Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: Jeffers & Blakey The Alberta Legislature Building was built between 1907 and 1913 in the Beaux Arts style popular in Canada at this time for legislature buildings. The much larger Saskatchewan and...

07 July 2012

1913 – Government House, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: R.P. Blakey The three storey sandstone edifice was designed in the Jacobean Revival style which is characterized by bay windows, high gabled roofs with raised ends, and groups of rectangular windows. The...

06 August 2011

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...

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