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The Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton is list of structures in Edmonton that merit conservation, but are not legally protected.

For those interested in adding their property or another resource to the Inventory, a historical study should be submitted along with the Application to Amend the Inventory to Sustainable Development's Heritage Planner. The application should state why the Resource is significant and why it should be saved.

For information on the Process of Amending the Inventory, please refer to Steps 1 and 2:

Process of Amending the Inventory

Application Details

An application should include details on:

  1. Architectural Criteria – architect, builder, style, photos, plans, etc.
    • Style/Type:
      Is the building's style representative of one of the City's significant development periods? Is the building associated with a significant industrial, institutional, commercial or transportation activity?
    • Design:
      Are the buildings notable or special attributes of an aesthetic or functional nature? These may include massing, proportion, materials, detail, fenestration, ornamentation, artwork, functional layout, landmark status or symbolic value.
    • Construction:
      Does the building use unique or uncommon building materials, or an early or innovative method of construction?
    • Designer/Builder:
      Did the buildings architect, designer, engineer or builder make a significant contribution to the City, province or nation?
  2. Historical Criteria - History of building, photos, building permits, occupants/owners, etc.
    • Historical Association:
      Does the building have a direct association with a person, group, institution, event or activity that is of historical significance to the City, province or nation?
    • Historical pattern:
      Is the building associated with broad patterns of local history, including development and settlement patterns, early or important transportation routes, or social, political or economic trends and activities? Urban street patterns and infrastructure are considered.
  3. Integrity - Degree of alterations
    How many changes have occurred to the building that affects its original style, design, construction or character? What is original and what has been added? Are original details/materials still there but are hidden or covered?
  4. Future Changes
    What future restoration plans or additions are planned and what will they look like? How will the changes affect its style, design, construction or character?

See Research Tools for ideas of where to begin initial research.

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