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20 properties added to Fort Macleod’s heritage inventory

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Christopher White of Promethean Services presented 20 properties that have been added to Fort Macleod’s heritage inventory.

Twenty properties have been added to Fort Macleod’s heritage inventory.

Christopher White of Promethean Services presented the results of the second phase of work on the inventory on Wednesday at the community hall.

The additions included 10 residential and 10 commercial properties.

White told about 14 people the heritage inventory is part of a process that could lead to a property being designated as a historic resource.

Properties must be at least 50 years old to be added to the heritage inventory.

“Just because a site is old doesn’t mean it is worthy of designation,” White said.

In the first phase of work on the inventory, 30 properties were identified.

The properties added to the heritage inventory in Phase 2 are as follows:

• Chinese Masonic Lodge at 1610 Third Ave., built prior to 1910.

Heritage values are its association with the Fort Macleod chapter of the Chinese Nationalist League, and it is an example of Edwardian residential structure.

• Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2604 Third Ave., built in 1900.

Heritage values are its association with the development of religious institutions in Fort Macleod, its landmark value set against the local landscape, and it is n example of the prairie gothic architectural style.

• International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodge, 2112 Third Ave., built in 1914.

Heritage values are its association with the IOOF and its rock face concrete construction.

• Alberta Wheat Pool elevator, 102 15th St., built in 1963.

Heritage values are its association with the development of Fort Macleod’s agricultural industries and its landmark value as the sole remaining historic grain elevator.

• Swinarton residence, 153 17th St., built in 1912

Heritage values are its association with the Swinartons, who were prominent entrepreneurs and community builders, and its association with Fort Macleod’s growth in the early 20th century.

• Herbert Young residence, 334 19th St., built in 1913.

Heritage values are its association with Fort Macleod’s growth prior to the First World War and its association with the Canadian Western Natural Gas Co.

• Residence, 556 Water St., built in the 1970s

Heritage value is it is an example of the contemporary architectural style.

• Webb residence, 412 19th St., built in 1912.

Heritage values are its association with Fort Macleod’s ongoing development and growth in the early 1910s and it is an example of vernacular residential architecture of the period.

• Watson residence, 463 21st. St., built in 1908.

Heritage value is the distinct method of construction using rockface concrete blocks.

• Royal Canadian Legion hall, 159 23rd St., built in 1903 and 1928.

Heritage values are its association with the development of the Macleod Club, a local fraternal institution, and its association with the town’s contributions to the First and Second World Wars.

• Black residence, 327 22nd St. built in 1911.

Heritage values are its association with Fort Macleod’s steady development during the first decade and a half of the 20th century, and it is an eclectic example of bungalow architecture using local materials.

• Macleod Steam Laundry Building, 318 25th St., built in 1910.

Heritage values are its association with the historic discrimination of Chinese residents in the early 20th century, and it is valued for its rockface concrete construction materials.

• Ryan residence, 328 26th St., built in 1896.

Heritage values are its association with the early development of the new Fort Macleod town site and it is an example of the Cape Cod architectural style.

• Air Base Hall, 141 Primrose Ave., built in 1940.

Heritage value is its association with the British Commonwealth Air Training Program base during the Second World War.

• Air Base Hangar, 242 Hartley Ave., built in 1940.

Heritage value is its association with Fort Macleod’s involvement in World War Two.

• Town of Fort Macleod water filtration plant, 220 Lyndon Rd., built in 1913.

Heritage value is its association with developing Fort Macleod’s infrastructure and vision of progress in the early 20th century.

• Dr. Kennedy’s Office, Second Avenue., built circa 1886.

Its heritage values are its association with prominent community leader Dr. George Kennedy and its association with Fort Macleod’s intellectual and cultural development.

• Federal Building, 2201 Second Ave., built in 1950.

Heritage values are its association with Fort Macleod’s renewed growth and continued vitality following the Second World War, and it is an example of the mid-century federal institutional architectural style.

• Post-War Bungalow, 2006 Second Ave., built around 1949.

Heritage values are it association with Fort Macleod’s renewed development following World War Two and it is an example of the post-war architectural style.

• Macleod Motors, 2120 Second Ave., built in 1930.

Heritage values are its association with the emergence of the automobile in the 20th century, and it is an example of evolving 20th century commercial architecture.

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