5210-49th Avenue, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, X1A, Canada
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1930/01/01 to 1935/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Fireweed Studio is a City of Yellowknife Heritage Site. It is a single story log frame building. The building was relocated next to the Gerry Murphy Arena at 5210-49th Avenue in downtown Yellowknife in 1978.
This building is a fine example of early log construction in Yellowknife. Built in the early 1930s as a blacksmith shop for Brock Mine, it was originally situated on what is now the Giant Mine property. Over the years it has served as a blacksmith shop (early 1930's-1938), a powder magazine (1938-1978), a tourist information centre (1978-1992), and currently as an artist's studio and retail outlet. An attractive, well-kept, nicely weathered building, it has been a continuous part of life in Yellowknife since the 1930s. Today, in its location on City Hall grounds, it is a familiar landmark and symbol of Yellowknife's early years.
Source: City of Yellowknife By-Law 3925.
The heritage character of the Fireweed Studio is defined by:
-the well-aged and weathered patina of the building's exterior materials, in particular its wood
-the mass, form and general disposition of the building
-the saddle joint log construction of the exterior walls
-the elements, configuration, layout and textures of the early structure, including but not limited to its one-room layout and simple wood door and frame
City of Yellowknife
City of Yellowknife Heritage By-Law
City of Yellowknife Municipal Historic Site
1930/01/01 to 1938/01/01
1938/01/01 to 1978/01/01
1978/01/01 to 1978/01/01
1978/01/01 to 1992/01/01
1992/01/01 to 1992/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Extraction and Production
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Shop or Wholesale Establishment
- Natural Resource Extraction Facility or Site
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Yellowknife City Hall, Yellowknife, By-law 3925.
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