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1921/01/01 to 1923/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Jackman Residence is situated behind Jasper Post Office, and adjacent to the Administration Building in Jasper National Park of Canada. It is a rectangular, one-and-a-half-storey gable-roofed structure built of fieldstone, stucco and wood in the Rustic Style. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Jackman Residence is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental values.
The Jackman Residence is 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. The Jackman Residence is also associated with the theme of the development of one of Canada’s first National Parks and of early Canadian tourism.
The Jackman Residence is a good example of a structure constructed of wood and local stone in the Rustic Style. The boulder construction is the most striking aspect of its rustic detailing. On completion it was considered the finest residence in the townsite. Even today it is considered among the most substantial and attractive of Jasper houses.
The Jackman Residence remains a prominent landmark within downtown Jasper, both 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 Residence reinforces the present character of the area and complements its environment.
Sources: 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 87-134, 135, 136, 137.
The character-defining elements of the Jackman Residence should be respected.
Its Rustic style and very good quality materials and craftsmanship as manifested in:
-the building’s scale, rectangular massing and overall picturesque design;
-the gable roof with projecting eaves and the fieldstone chimney;
-the walls, clad with fieldstone up to eave level;
-the imitation half-timber and stucco on the gable ends;
-the enclosed stone porch protecting the main entrance.
The manner in which the Jackman Residence reinforces 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 are sympathetic to other structures within Jasper and also complement the majestic mountain surroundings.
Government of Canada
Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy
Recognized Federal Heritage Building
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
National Historic Sites Directorate, Documentation Centre, 5th Floor, Room 89, 25 Eddy Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Cross-Reference to Collection
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