McTaggart Residence

This home is a good example of a very common house plan in Edmonton's mature neighbourhoods.

The McTaggart Residence is a well-preserved, modest Craftsman bungalow in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood (formerly Norwood). It is representative of a 1920s middle-income single family dwelling. The home is believed to be a catalogue design and was clad with wooden clapboard siding and shingles. Built of framed timber with a foundation of clinker brick, the Craftsman influences include square posts supporting the verandah, exposed rafters, large eave brackets and decorative wood shingles.

Built by a real-estate developer in 1922, the house was first occupied by John Lawson Haight, a teacher and veteran of the Great War. The well-known accountant John Wesley McTaggart bought the house in 1925, and it was their family home for more than 50 years.




Designation Status

Municipal Historic Resource


Alberta Avenue

Year Built




Architectural Styles


Character Defining Elements

Bay window , Brackets , Clapboard siding , Clinker brick , Exposed rafters , Gable roof , Nailed frame structure , One storey , Porch , Rectangular footprint , Wooden shingles


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