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The City of Edmonton owns three designated Municipal Historic Resources in Oliver neighbourhood that are in need of repair and rehabilitation.

The properties are:

  1. John Lang Apartments (9908, 9910, 9912, 9914 - 112 Street): Built as a duplex in 1907 and converted to a 4-plex in 1938
  2. Dame Eliza Chenier Residences (9926, 9928 – 112 Street): Built in 1911 as a duplex residential building
  3. Lester N Allyn House (9932 – 112 Street): Built in 1907 as a single family residential building

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Design

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 : Construction

Spring - Fall 2017 :  Design

2016 : Building Condition Assessment Report

Project Overview

The City is committed to restoring the historical properties of John Lang Apartment, Dame Eliza Chenier Residence and Lester N. Allyn House to be structurally sound and in alignment with the potential future uses for the houses.

Dub Architects have been retained to review the condition of the houses and present designs that contemplate three options for restoration:

  1. Structurally stable but house will not be brought up to current Alberta Building Code requirements and therefore not fit for occupancy
  2. Shell - structure with empty interior - all lathe and plaster to be removed from interior walls leaving exposed bare studs, all electrical and mechanical systems to be removed. All cabinets and fixtures to be removed.  (Must be in alignment with preservation of historical elements)
  3. Habitable - brought up to current Alberta Building Code

To better inform the design options a hazardous material assessment, geotechnical soil sampling and a site survey will be completed by end of July 2017.  To undertake this work there will be workers and machinery on site for periods of time.

Following development of the 3 options for restoration, the City will evaluate each option and determine the option to be refined and implemented through Detailed Design and Build.

For More Information

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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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