A Most Excellent Program…

Did you know that over 50 homes in the Highlands neighbourhood are on the City of Edmonton Heritage Inventory? These homes have met the City’s criteria for historical significance and homeowners can apply for designation. The criteria are listed on the City of Edmonton website. https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/edmonton_archives/historic-resources.aspx If a home is listed on the City’s Historic…

What’s in a Name?

A lot of time and effort goes into the naming of an area. Sometimes it’s best to ask for help in the form of a contest! This excerpt is from “My Heart’s in the Highlands” by Ken Tingley.

“Magrath and Holgate needed a name “that will suitably designate this property and be consistent with the high class of residence that will be erected as it has been decided to place a building restriction of $2,500 upon the sites.” No lots were to be sold until the name had been selected. It was reported that already this large property, bounded on the south by the North Saskatchewan River and on the north by Alberta Avenue, was “rapidly being cleared by the new owners….”

This Old Edmonton House Seminars

Houses that are more than 50 years of age often have issues that are not easily addressed by trades and designers who deal with contemporary buildings. This may include questions around mechanical systems, foundations, restoration of flooring and millwork, historic colours, repairing plaster walls and so much more… Help is on the way. Every year…