Olson-Watt Residence

Built in 1914, this two and half storey Foursquare house is located in the Cromdale neighbourhood. 

Typical of this style, the Olson-Watt Residence features symmetry, a hipped roof and a square plan. The front façade features a full verandah with column supports that is capped with an upper balcony with gabble. The home is of timber frame construction and is clad in clapboard siding and shingles.

The original resident was Ingebrigt Olson, who was a farmer and lived in the house until 1917. The second and more well-known resident was William Gladstone Brown, said to be a descendent of William Gladstone, Prime Minister of England from 1868-1874. After moving to Edmonton, Brown began a construction business with William Hargrave called Brown Hargrave.

Details

Type

Residential

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

Cromdale

Year Built

1914

Architects

Unknown

Architectural Styles

Foursquare

Character Defining Elements

Balcony , Boxed eaves , Brackets , Clapboard siding , Exposed rafters , Nailed frame structure , Pier or Pillar , Porch , Pyramidal roof , Square footprint , Two storeys , Wooden shingles

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