R.G.J. SMITH RESIDENCE
9824-92 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E, Canada
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Description du lieu patrimonial
The R.G.J. Smith Residence consists of a one-and-a-half storey wood frame home in the middle of a residential street in the historic Strathcona neighbourhood.
The R.G.J. Smith Residence has heritage value for its modest Craftsman style architecture, for its association with the builder, James Turner, and for its location within the historic neighbourhood of Strathcona.
Built in 1913, the R.G.J. Smith Residence is valued as an example of domestic architecture constructed during Edmonton's early growth period. The building has some restrained Craftsman style features. The Craftsman architectural style was highly influential for smaller houses built in Edmonton between 1910 and 1930. Also notable is the home's general symmetry, especially from the street front.
The R.G.J. Smith Residence was built by James Turner, who also built four neighbouring heritage houses on this street during the same pre-First World War period of frantic construction and land speculation. Turner is also noted as the builder for three heritage houses on 93 Avenue, the street north of 92 Avenue.
The R.G.J. Smith Residence is also significant for its association with the early residential development pattern of the Strathcona community, one of south Edmonton's oldest settled neighbourhoods. Strathcona was established in 1891 with the arrival of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway and was a separate city until it amalgamated with Edmonton in 1912.
Source: City of Edmonton Planning and Development Department (File 659704)
The heritage value of the R.G.J. Smith Residence is expressed in such character-defining elements as:
- form, scale and massing;
- side gable roof configuration on the main house;
- timber siding and exterior detailing;
- two exterior brick chimneys on the east and west elevations;
- shed roof dormer with porch, with multipaned windows on three sides;
- enclosed front verandah, with three large six-paned wood windows, two wood doors at opposite sides, and double six-paned windows on the sides;
- verandah trim detailing including corner boards, timber strips, angled wood lintel detail above the windows and the doors, profiled window sill 'belt course' and wide timber belt course above grade level;
- timber trims around windows:
- wood soffits;
- space inside the verandah, which includes a square bay and timber sash window as well as an off-centred front door, all with timber moulding and trim surround;
- concrete block foundation above grade;
- interior former living room area and detailing such as timber mouldings and trim, wooden columns and benches in the inglenook in the square bay window.
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- Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
- L'architecture et l'aménagement
- Un territoire à peupler
- Les établissements
Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction
- Logement unifamilial
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City of Edmonton Planning and Development Department, 10250-101 Street, Edmonton AB T5J 3P4 (File 659704)
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