Hyndman House

Built in 1946, this home is a good example of the local use of the International style after the Second World War.

The Hyndman Residence includes typical details of the International style including a flat roof, unadorned surfaces in a cubic shape, and cantilevered projections such as the roof over the front door and the upper balcony. The residence was designed by one of Edmonton's preeminent architects, George Heath MacDonald of the firm Magoon and MacDonald, who helped introduce the simple esthetic of the modern styles, including International, to Edmonton. The house was built by well-known local contractor Arthur Victor Carlson of Carlson Construction.

The home was named after the Hyndman family, who owned and occupied the house for over fifty years. The Hyndmans were prominent community figures in Edmonton and Alberta, serving on provincial courts and in government. Louis Hyndman was born in 1904 and raised in Edmonton where he became a prominent lawyer, serving on the Edmonton Public School Board, the City’s Planning Advisory Committee, and as Master of Chambers for the Alberta Courts. His son Lou, who grew up in the house, also became a lawyer, MLA for Glenora and served as provincial treasurer in the Lougheed government. 

Details

Type

Residential

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

Glenora

Year Built

1946

Architectural Styles

International

Character Defining Elements

Balcony , Cantilever projections , Coping , Flat roof , Glass block , Irregular footprint , Nailed frame structure , Porch , Stucco cladding , Two storeys

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