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Heritage designation for home with ties to Edmonton’s railway

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A Westmount home that housed many railway workers in the heyday of train travel in Edmonton has been formally designated a Municipal Historic Resource by City Council.
The Marshall Hopkins Residence, built in 1912, is an excellent example of wood-framed, Foursquare construction. The residence includes original clapboard siding on both the upper and lower levels and a full-width open veranda on the east elevation.
“While the Marshall Hopkins home is one of many Foursquare homes in the Westmount area, each house has its own story to tell,” says David Johnston, Principal Heritage Planner for the City. “This kind of classic, square plan structure reminds us of an era when homes were built to be functional as well as beautiful.”
Mr. Hopkins was the Chief Land Surveyor for the Alberta Land Titles Office when he moved into the newly built home around 1913 and lived there for a year. The home has had a variety of residents, including a number of Canadian National Railway employees between 1926 and 1953.
The City’s Historic Resource Management Plan outlines the City’s mission to identify, protect and promote the preservation and use of historic resources. The Plan contains 24 policies and 88 action items that direct how Edmonton’s heritage should be preserved and celebrated. Since the plan was initiated in 1985, 152 properties have been designated with more designations planned in the future.

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Listen: Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Manager Brent Lavallee on his journey to the pro game

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Edmontonians invited to sign Book of Condolence

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January 9, 2020
Following the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 and the tragic loss of 176 passengers, including 63 Canadians and many from the Edmonton area, the City of Edmonton has placed a book of condolence at City Hall.
People are welcome to visit City Hall to express their condolences to the families, friends, colleagues and neighbours of those who were lost. The book will be presented to the Iranian Heritage Society of Edmonton as an expression of Edmonton’s support.
The condolence book will be available daily between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., inside the south entrance of City Hall, at 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, until Wednesday, January 15th.
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