Shandro Residence

This two storey Windsor Park home is an excellent example of the Prairie style. 

The Shandro Residence, designed by architect Fred Thornton Hollingsworth, was built in 1950. It features a low horizontal profile and low slope pitched roofs with accents of wide horizontal cedar siding, clearstory windows and deep overhanging roofs. Built along the south ridge of the North Saskatchewan River valley, the home was designed with bands of nearly continuous vertical windows to take advantage of a stunning view. 

Dr. William Shandro and his wife Rose had this home built. Dr. Shandro practiced general medicine, surgery and urology in Edmonton for more than forty years. He was chairman of archives for the Alberta Medical Association and was honoured with their Outstanding Physician Award in 1988. He was a charter member of the South Side Kiwanis and the Windsor Park Community League, and served on the boards of many local organizations, including the Citadel Theatre, Fort Edmonton and St. Joseph’s Hospital. He passed away in 1990, though his wife remained in their home until 2008.

Details

Type

Residential

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

Windsor Park

Year Built

1950

Architectural Styles

Prairie

Character Defining Elements

Balcony , Brick cladding , Clerestory windows , Drop siding , Hipped roof , Nailed frame structure , Rectangular footprint , Stained glass , Two storeys , Wide eaves

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