McLeod Building

The McLeod Building is a historic office building located in Downtown Edmonton. It was designated a Provincial Historic Resource on January 3, 1995 and a Municipal Historic Resource on May 22, 2001.[1][2]

McLeod Building
Location within Edmonton
General information
StatusComplete
TypeResidential, Commercial
Location10134-100th Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates53°32′33″N 113°29′27″W
Completed1915
CostC$600,000
Height
Roof35 m (115 ft)
Technical details
Floor count9
Design and construction
ArchitectJohn K. Dow
Main contractorOlsen, Johnson, McPhee, Nicodemus

History

Kenneth McLeod was a former Edmonton alderman, contractor and real estate speculator, who in 1912 announced the construction of the McLeod Building, which he claimed would be the tallest in the city, 25 ft (7.6 m) taller than the Tegler Building. Architect John K. Dow was instructed to copy the Paulsen Building in Spokane, Washington. The construction began in 1913 and was completed in 1915. Despite McLeod's claim about the building projected to be the tallest in Edmonton, the Alberta Legislature Building in the same city had already surpassed the height claimed by McLeod in 1913. The McLeod Building is considered Alberta’s best remaining example of an architectural style for commercial buildings known as the Chicago School.[2][3]

References

  1. "McLeod Building Historic Place". HeRMIS. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  2. "McLeod Building". The McLeod Building. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  3. Ivany, Kathryn (2004). Historic Walks of Edmonton. Red Deer Press. pp. 191, 192, 193. ISBN 0-88995-298-1.

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