Alberta Legislature Building and South Grounds Designated a Provincial Historic Resource

Photo: Courtesy of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

On Sunday, September 2, 2012, during the Legislature Building’s centennial celebrations, Premier Alison Redford announced that the Legislature Building and portions of its south grounds have been designated a Provincial Historic Resource.

As explained in the Government of Alberta’s official news release, “the Alberta Legislature Building is an example of Beaux-Arts architecture popular in North America between 1895 and 1920. The south grounds that have historically served as a recreation area also contain archaeological resources associated with the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Edmonton.” To read the complete news release, click here.

Check out the following photographs from the centennial celebrations:

Photo: Courtesy of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Photo: Courtesy of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Photo: Courtesy of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Photo: Courtesy of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Written by: Brenda Manweiler, Municipal Heritage Services Officer

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