William Paskins Residence

The William Paskins Residence is the earliest surviving example of the Queen Anne style in Edmonton.

When it was built around 1902, the William Paskins Residence was one of the more elaborate residences in the McCauley community. The house is embellished with moldings on eaves, scrolled brackets, balustrades and decorative spindle work. It features a turret with bay windows, a front offset porch with a hipped roof and gable roof ends, and it is finished in timber lap siding.

One of the first occupants of the home was William Paskins, a carpenter who lived there for only two years. When Paskins moved out, the home passed to a series of owners including Henry Coutts, founder of the Coutts Machinery Company. In 2001, the house was in threat of demolition. As a result, it was moved from its original location at 10613 95 Street to its current location at 10635 95 Street, and in 2004, it was designated as a Municipal Historic Resource. A rear addition was completed in 2009, and the building is now home to The Works International Visual Arts Society.

Details

Type

Residential

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

McCauley

Year Built

1902

Architects

Unknown

Architectural Styles

Queen Anne

Character Defining Elements

Brackets , Clapboard siding , Corner boards , Gable roof , Nailed frame structure , Porch , Returned eaves , Shed roof dormer , Square footprint , Turret , Wooden shingles

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