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10277 - 97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T0G, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 2002/12/17

This image illustrates the overall form and massing of the Kingston Powell Building, in its corner location as seen from the northwest (2004).; City of Edmonton, 2004
Primary facades
This image illustrates the overall form and massing of the Kingston Powell Building, in its corner location as seen from the southwest (2004).; City of Edmonton, 2004
South and west facades
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Autre nom(s)

Northwest Trust

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction


Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2005/05/25

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Kingston Powell building is a two-storey wood frame commercial and residential building, located on a city lot at the southeast corner of 103rd Avenue, facing 97th Street, Edmonton's historic main street.

Valeur patrimoniale

The Kingston Powell Building is an important representative of commercial buildings that sprang up along Edmonton's main thoroughfares, such as Namayo Avenue, in the early part of the century. Built in 1907, it is characteristic of the buildings that were erected in the busiest time of the pre-World War One boom in Edmonton. Namayo Avenue was a significant commercial location in Edmonton in that period and remained so until the 1920's and 30's when the commercial core moved west.

The site has significance for its association with Kingston Powell, farmer turned business property owner, who was listed as owner and architect for the property. Kingston Powell was a very early settler in the Edmonton area, present during the Riel Rebellion. Powell is representative of the group of early settlers who initially farmed, but later chose to invest in the construction of urban buildings.

The Kingston Powell Building is also notable for its architecture as an early Edwardian-era example of a building using prefabricated materials, such as the pressed metal siding with stone imprint still present on the building, to represent classically-inspired decorations that were popular at the time. It is representative of the economical, utilitarian structures most often found in early commercial areas, most of which are now demolished, and has value as one of a small number of surviving examples. It originally provided both commercial and living space, with stores at the ground level and residential accommodations above.

Source: City of Edmonton (Bylaw 13214)

Éléments caractéristiques

The Edwardian-era commercial style of the Kingston Powell Building is represented by character-defining elements such as:
- form, scale and massing;
- minimal setback from street;
- timber construction;
- symmetrical facade;
- pressed-metal siding with ashlar stone pattern imprint;
- large wood-framed retail storefront windows on two elevations with recessed front entrance;
- minimal ornamentation;
- wood cornice detail at roof level;
- wood cornice and sign band above storefronts;
- courses of decorative banding in and below the cornices;
- a regular repetition of wood double-hung windows in the upper level.




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (Alb.)

Loi habilitante

Historical Resources Act

Type de reconnaissance

Ressource historique municipal

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

Économies en développement
Commerce et affaires

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Commerce / Services commerciaux
Bureau ou édifice à bureaux


Commerce / Services commerciaux
Magasin ou commerce de vente au détail
Édifice à logements multiples

Architecte / Concepteur




Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

City of Edmonton, Planning and Development Department, 10250 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4 (Digital File: 1098228).

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