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Alfred Carrothers: Early Edmonton’s Crooked Confidence Man

Dr. Aidan Forth

The owner of any historic home will wonder about the generations that have lived within its walls. When I recently…

Walking Back in Time: A Stroll Through my 1960s Jasper Place

Greg Bounds

This past year, while staying close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoying more neighborhood walks, my thoughts have…

Architect Doris Tanner: What did she do? Work and life in fine balance

Cheryl Mahaffy

It’s 2003, early in the new millennium but regrettably late in the story I’m aiming to tell. Doris Tanner died…

The Ice Age in Edmonton

Lawrence Herzog

There is a fascinating series of photos in the Hubert Hollingworth Collection at the City of Edmonton Archives which shows men…

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….

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…

The Story of Sylvancroft

Lawrence Herzog

The grand residence that Harry Marshall Erskine Evans built starting in 1911 has survived the passage of 100 years virtually unaltered. Now…

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…

Apartment Living – Then and Now

Sally Scott

Imagine reading in a local newspaper the following description of a building to be built in Edmonton: A driveway will…