Alberta

Ring Houses (University of Alberta)

Edmonton, AB

Why it matters: The February announcement of the pending demolition of the University of Alberta’s (U of A) four historic…

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Glenora Neighbourhood

Edmonton, AB

One of Edmonton’s most historic residential neighbourhoods is quickly being eroded by unchecked development. Why it matters: Glenora is one…

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A. Minchau Blacksmith Shop

Edmonton, AB

Weak legislation and inadequate financial incentives place this Old Strathcona boomtown gem at risk. Why it matters: Built in 1925,…

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Manie Opera Society

Lethbridge, AB

The oldest building in downtown Lethbridge’s Chinatown district: empty, crumbling and awaiting reuse. Why it matters: Built around 1907, the Manie…

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Hangar 11

Edmonton, AB

One of the last World World II hangars at the former Edmonton Municipal Airport. Why it matters: Built in 1942,…

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Spaca Moskalyk Ukrainian Catholic Church

Lamont County, AB

Marker of Ukrainian heritage could be lost Why it matters: The silver onion dome of this wood-frame church rises above…

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Former Royal Alberta Museum

Edmonton, AB

Modernist gem under threat Why it matters: Set on the park-like grounds of Government House overlooking the North Saskatchewan River,…

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Rossdale Power Plant

Edmonton, AB

The City of Edmonton is balking at the cost of rehabilitating the decommissioned industrial site and contemplating stripping it of…

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East Coulee Truss Bridge

East Coulee, AB

TRESTLE BRIDGE NEEDS NEW LEASE ON LIFE Why it matters: The wooden C.P.R. ”Howe Truss” bridge over the Red Deer…

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Paramount Theatre

Edmonton, AB

CURTAINS CLOSING ON DOWNTOWN EDMONTON’S LAST HISTORIC CINEMA Development Pressures: Mid-Century Modern gem in the way of yet another tower…

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Barron Building

Calgary, AB

BIRTHPLACE OF CALGARY’S OIL INDUSTRY FACES DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT Mired in legal wrangles and stalled development plans, this high-profile Calgary…

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Bank of Montreal Building

Edmonton, AB

ICONIC MODERN BANK TOWER FACES LIQUIDATION An intractable owner seeks to raze one of Edmonton’s finest modern heritage office buildings,…

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Calgary Malting and Brewing Co.

Calgary, AB

BREWING FOR A FIGHT A demolition permit is being sought for four of the oldest buildings at the Calgary Brewing…

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Crowsnest Pass Mining Complexes and Coleman’s Historic Downtown

Crowsnest Pass, AB

CANARY IN A COAL MINE Even though mining sites in the Crowsnest Pass are designated, they are suffering from neglect,…

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Old St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church

Calgary, AB

HISTORIC PIONEER CHURCH LEFT TO VANDALS The future of the church is dependent upon finding adequate restoration funding, the willingness…

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Central Pentecostal Tabernacle

Edmonton, AB

Background: Advocates for the preservation of the Central Pentecostal Tabernacle, a pair of landmark modernist buildings that have been described…

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Lessard House

Edmonton, AB

Background: Built in 1913, the Queen Anne style house with large attic gable, distinctive round tower and wrap around verandah…

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Immigration Hall

Edmonton, AB

Background: Edmonton’s Immigration Hall sits abandoned and decaying. Located at 10534 100th Street, the handsome brick building could well be…

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