MacLean Residence

The MacLean Residence is among the largest examples of Tudor residential architecture in Edmonton.

The Maclean Residence is one of Edmonton’s finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture. It was built in 1931, when this style of home was quite popular. It maintains many of the classic tenets of the style, such as the steeply-pitched roof, tall narrow windows, half timbering, and multiple chimneys. The home also incorporates stucco cladding, which was a common material used among Tudor homes in Edmonton, but relatively uncommon elsewhere. The home also presents some of the more elaborate flourishes seen in high-style examples. These elaborations include the multiple intersecting front gables, the renaissance detailing and Tudor arch around the front entrance, and the large chimney located on the front façade that incorporates a fieldstone base and multiple shafts and chimney pots.

The Maclean Residence was built by Ernest Litchfield in 1931 and cost $14,500. The home was named after its first residents Neil and Grace Maclean. Mr. Maclean was a lawyer and worked for the Liberal Party, and at one point was president of Edmonton West Liberal Association. The Macleans lived in the house until 1946. The next family to live in the home was that of dental surgeon Robert Wilson and his wife Loretta, who lived in the home for twenty years. 

Details

Type

Residential

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

Glenora

Year Built

1931

Architectural Styles

Tudor Revival

Character Defining Elements

Bay window , Carving , Chimney pots , Field stone chimney , Gable roof , Half-timbering , Intersecting hipped roof , Irregular footprint , Nailed frame structure , Stucco cladding , Two storeys

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