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10950 - 81 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 2003/05/27

Southeast view of the Richard Wallace Residence, taken from 81 Street (February 2004).; City of Edmonton, 2004
Southeast view
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Autre nom(s)


Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction

1922/01/01 à 1923/01/01

Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2005/08/22

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

The Richard Wallace Residence, a rectangular one and one-half storey house with a gable roof and open front porch, was constructed in the Craftsman style in 1923. It is located on a city lot on a quiet tree-lined street in the mature neighbourhood of Cromdale in the City of Edmonton.

Valeur patrimoniale

The Richard Wallace Residence is architecturally significant as a representative example of a modest house in the Craftsman style, popular in Edmonton in the 1920s, which retains full integrity of historic design and fabric.

The Richard Wallace Residence is significant for its historical association with Merril Muttart (1903-1970), prominent Edmonton businessman and philanthropist, who together with his wife Gladys, founded the charitable Muttart Foundation. Merril Muttart began his notable career in the building supply and housing business across western Canada as a carpenter, and the contract to build the Richard Wallace Residence was one of his first jobs.

The Richard Wallace Residence is so-named for its long historical association with the second owner of the house, Richard Wallace. Wallace, who was registrar, sheriff and clerk of Alberta's Supreme Court, resided here from 1925 to 1943. The house has been maintained as a single-family dwelling and adds to the historic character of the streetscape.

Source: City of Edmonton (Bylaw: 13414)

Éléments caractéristiques

All the original Craftsman style architectural elements of the Richard Wallace Residence, such as:
- the gabled east and west elevations with projecting and decorative brackets;
- the asymmetrical gabled extension with hip-roofed bay window and recessed porch on the west facade;
- exposed rafters on the north and south facades;
- all wood trim including corner boards and on doors and windows;
- wood cladding, clapboard siding on the main floor and shingles on the upper floor;
- frieze/belt courses separating main floor from the foundation and the ground floor from the upper floor;
- shingled skirting that wraps around the house;
- detailing of the open front verandah, including tapered columns, gable roof, overhanging eaves, exposed braces and brackets;
- brick chimney.




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

Exprimer la vie intellectuelle et culturelle
L'architecture et l'aménagement

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Logement unifamilial


Architecte / Concepteur



Merril Muttart

Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

City of Edmonton, Planning and Development Department, 10250 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4 (Digital File: 18385819)

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