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Alberta

06 August 2011

1931 – Bowker Building, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: Fred H. MacDonald Exterior view of the Government Offices and grounds in Edmonton, Alberta. The Administration Building was Edmonton’s most significant Beaux-Arts structure since the Legislature had been constructed more than 20...

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...

01 August 2011

1923 – Public Library, Edmonton, Alberta

Architect: Magoon & MacDonald Constructed on Macdonald Drive in downtown Edmonton. Demolished 1961. Site now occupied by Telus Plaza.

01 August 2011

1912 – Memorial Park Library, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: McLean & Wright Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie funded $80,000 of the $100,000 cost of Calgary’s Central Library, which was the first purpose-built public library in Alberta. It was designed by Boston architects McLean...

01 August 2011

1911 – Dominion Bank, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: George W. Northwood A fine three-storey sandstone and marble bank building with a terra cotta facade. Its symmetrical front facade, columns and entablature embody the Beaux-Arts style. Still extant today on the...

01 August 2011

1923 – Bank of Montreal Building, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: Frederick Rea A branch of the Bank of Montreal had existed on this site since 1886. In the late 1920s, it was decided to build a new building on the site to...

01 August 2011

1911 – City Hall, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: William M. Dodd & E.C. Hopkins Now dwarfed by the newer city hall sited next to it, currently used as the offices of the mayor and alderman, while the other functions of...

01 August 2010

1910 – Galt Museum, Lethbridge, Alberta

Originally built as the Galt Hospital, the building has now found new purpose as part of the Galt Museum in Lethbridge.

01 August 2010

1904 – Canadian Bank of Commerce, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Architect: Darling & Pearson The construction of the stately bank building in Medicine Hat illustrated the Canadian Bank of Commerce’s confidence in the buoyant economy of south eastern Alberta during the great wave...