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Alice Mailhot Ross: Canada’s first female architect?

Cheryl Mahaffy

Growing up, Alice Mailhot set her sights on being an engineer like her father. Perhaps Zepherin Mailhot’s life in frontier…

From Parking Lots to Palm Trees (And Back Again): A Look Back at Heritage Mall

Matthew Dutczak

Brenda Hall was just 18 years old when she stepped off the bus in the community of Kaskitayo on a…

Beth Shalom Synagogue

Lawrence Herzog

The Beth Shalom Synagogue is an Oliver neighbourhood landmark at 11906 Jasper Avenue. When it was completed in 1951, the…

My Royal Alberta Museum

Tim O'Grady

The first time I saw the Provincial Museum of Alberta I was twelve years old. It was 1994 and the…

The History of the Latta Bridge

Jane Gibson

As you approach the bridge from the east, on the south side you will catch a glimpse of a tall…

Edmonton’s “Sunday Modernism” – Modernist Churches in the Post-War Era

Tai Ziola

The institution of the church is changing. The congregation at Ebenezer United Church in West Edmonton will be merging[1] with…

New Life for Old Wood

Lawrence Herzog

The floor in Jesse Watson’s Calder bungalow is stamped with words like “wheat” and “barley,” clues to a fascinating past….

The Kinnaird Bridge: Connecting the Past to the Present

Jane Gibson

If you travel along 82nd Street approaching the west end of Kinnaird Park at 112 and 111 Avenues, you will…

These Bricks are Real Clinkers

Lawrence Herzog

Kilns used to produce bricks in the early 20th century didn’t have the ability to heat evenly, and those placed…

The Mountifield House

Lawrence Herzog

Designed by renowned local architect James Edward Wize and built in 1905, the Mountifield House was one of Oliver’s earliest…

Built with Logs

Lawrence Herzog

In Edmonton’s early years, milled lumber was in short supply, and so dwellings were often constructed using logs. Early European…

St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

Lawrence Herzog

Built partly by parishioners and volunteers during the dark days of World War II, St. Josaphat Ukranian Catholic Cathedral is…