Margaret Marshall Residence

This unassuming house in The Highlands is an excellent example of the Arts and Crafts style.

The Margaret Marshall Residence was one of the few houses built in the Highlands neighbourhood during the First World War. There is a cottage-like appearance in the style of Arts and Crafts due to the low foundation, shingle siding and exposed brick chimney. The wood frame construction features a side gable roof with wide projecting eaves and supporting brackets.

This one and a half storey bungalow, built in 1916, exists in stark comparison to the mansions that were built on nearby Ada Boulevard only a few years before. Due to the recession in 1913, and the start of the Great War, the land boom that had given birth to the Highlands quickly ceased.  

The home was named after community leader Margaret Marshall, who lived in the house from 1928 until 1952. Margaret worked for the Edmonton Journal. During the depression she helped find work for transient workers and organized Christmas food hampers for 1,500 Edmontonians in need. 

Details

Type

Residential

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

Highlands

Year Built

1916

Architects

Unknown

Architectural Styles

Arts and Crafts

Character Defining Elements

Bay window , Brackets , Clapboard siding , Exposed rafters , Gable roof , Nailed frame structure , Half storey , Pier or Pillar , Porch , Rectangular footprint , Wooden shingles

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