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Jackman Garage

411 Patricia Street, Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1988/09/22

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Other Name(s)

Jackman Garage
Jackman Garage
Garage Jackman

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Construction Date(s)

1921/01/01 to 1923/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/09/12

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

In the centre of Jasper, the Jackman Garage is situated within the property of the Jackman Residence, is situated behind Jasper Post Office, and adjacent to the Administration building. It is a square, one-storey gable-roofed structure built of fieldstone, stucco and wood in the Rustic Style. There is a large double width vehicle entrance at the front and a door on each side elevation. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The Jackman Garage is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental values:

Historical value:
The Jackman Garage as part of the Jackman Residence is associated with the theme of the development of one of Canada’s first National Parks and of early Canadian tourism. The Jackman Garage is also a useful example of early townsite architecture, which while privately commissioned was required to conform to the philosophical and aesthetic principles of the National Parks.

Architectural value:
The Jackman Garage is a good example of a building solidly constructed in the Rustic Style. The boulder construction is the most striking aspect of its rustic detailing. On completion as part of the Jackman Residence it was considered the finest residence in the townsite. Even today the Jackman Residence is considered among the most substantial and attractive of Jasper houses.

Environmental value:
The Jackman Garage remains a prominent landmark within downtown Jasper because of its scale and its design. The architecture and materials harmonize with both its immediate setting in the park and with the majestic mountain surroundings. Emphasizing natural building materials, the Jackman Garage as part of the Jackman Residence reinforces the present character of the area and complements its environment.

Kate MacFarlane, Four Jasper Buildings, Jasper Townsite, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office Report 87-136.

Jackman Residence and Garage, 411 Patricia Street, Jasper, Alberta. Heritage Character Statement 87-136.

Character-Defining Elements

The following character-defining elements of the Jackman Garage should be respected:

Its rustic style and very good quality materials and craftsmanship as manifested in:
- The scale, square massing and overall picturesque design;
- The gable roof with projecting eaves;
- The walls, clad with fieldstone up to eave level;
- The imitation half-timber and stucco on the gable ends.

The manner in which the Jackman Garage establishes and harmonizes with the picturesque character of the Jasper Park setting and its historical relationship to the site as evidenced in:
- Its scale and Rustic Style and emphasis of natural building materials that complement the majestic mountain surroundings.




Recognition Authority

Government of Canada

Recognition Statute

Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy

Recognition Type

Recognized Federal Heritage Building

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Function - Category and Type




Architect / Designer

Alf Broadhurst



Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

National Historic Sites Directorate, Documentation Centre, 5th Floor, Room 89, 25 Eddy Street, Gatineau, Quebec

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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