Richard Wallace Residence

The one and one-half storey Craftsman style Richard Wallace Residence was built in 1923 in the neighbourhood of Cromdale. 

Craftsman was a popular style in the 1920s and the house shows typical elements, including a gable roof with projecting and decorative brackets; exposed rafters and an open front porch; clapboard siding on the main floor and shingles on the upper floor.

The home was named after Richard Wallace, who was a registrar, sheriff, and clerk of the Supreme Court of Alberta. He lived in the house from 1925 until 1943. In those days, sheriffs were responsible for ensuring that sentences of the court were carried out, which included seizing property and selling it to ensure that fines were collected and paid.

The Richard Wallace Residence was built by contractor Merrill Muttart. The Muttart businesses included several lumber yards, mills and construction contractors as well as property management services. Merrill, along with his wife Gladys, would eventually establish the philanthropic Muttart Foundation, which had a significant impact on Edmonton’s charitable community.

Details

Type

Residential

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

Cromdale

Year Built

1923

Architects

Unknown

Architectural Styles

Craftsman

Character Defining Elements

Brackets , Clapboard siding , Columns , Exposed rafters , Gable roof , Nailed frame structure , Half storey , Porch , Rectangular footprint , Wooden shingles

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