McLeod Building


McLeod Building
McLeod Building
McLeod Building is located in Edmonton
Location within Edmonton
General information
Status Complete
Type Retail, Office
Location 10136-100th Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates 53°32′33″N 113°29′27″W / 53.5425°N 113.49083°W / 53.5425; -113.49083Coordinates: 53°32′33″N 113°29′27″W / 53.5425°N 113.49083°W / 53.5425; -113.49083
Completed 1915
Height
Roof 35 m (115 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 9
Design and construction
Main contractor Olsen, Johnson, McPhee, Nicodemus
Architect John K. Dow

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]

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History

The McLeod Building during construction

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 Polson Building in Spokane, Washington. The construction began in 1913 and was completed in 1915. The McLeod Building is considered Alberta’s best remaining example of an architectural style for commercial buildings known as the Chicago School.[2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "McLeod Building Historic Place". HeRMIS. https://hermis.alberta.ca/ARHP/Details.aspx?DeptID=1&ObjectID=4664-0109. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "McLeod Building". The McLeod Building. http://www.mcleodbuilding.ca/about.html. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ Ivany, Kathryn (2004). Historic Walks of Edmonton. Red Deer Press. pp. 191, 192, 193. ISBN 088995981. 

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Preceded by
Tegler Building
Tallest Building in Edmonton
1915-1953
115ft
Succeeded by
Hotel Macdonald Annex



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