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Fireweed Studio

5210-49th Avenue, Yellowknife, Territoires du Nord-Ouest, X1A, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 1996/10/15

Fireweed Studio, 2002; E. Hawkins/GNWT
Fireweed Studio, 2002
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Autre nom(s)


Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction

1930/01/01 à 1935/01/01

Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2004/05/28

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

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.

Valeur patrimoniale

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.

Éléments caractéristiques

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



Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Autorité de reconnaissance

Ville de Yellowknife

Loi habilitante

City of Yellowknife Heritage By-Law

Type de reconnaissance

City of Yellowknife Municipal Historic Site

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes

1938/01/01 à 1978/01/01
1978/01/01 à 1978/01/01
1978/01/01 à 1992/01/01
1992/01/01 à 1992/01/01
1930/01/01 à 1938/01/01

Thème - catégorie et type

Économies en développement
Exploitation et production

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Commerce / Services commerciaux
Magasin ou commerce de vente au détail


Centre ou site d'extraction de ressources naturelles

Architecte / Concepteur




Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

Yellowknife City Hall, Yellowknife, By-law 3925.

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Identificateur féd./prov./terr.




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