The Edmonton Yukon & Pacific Rail tracks are visible in the foreground at the east end of the bridge on 102nd Avenue over Groat Ravine. The tracks are removed when the Groat Road is constructed later in the decade.
Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta PA74
The fountain, installed in 1954, is paid for by the 14 families that reside on the Circle with the agreement that the maintenance will be the City's responsibility. Alexander Circle is named in honour of Lord Alexander of Tunis, in the early 1990's, when addresses around the circle become increasingly confusing to the postal service.
Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta A1169A
The Provincial Museum and Archives Building is constructed on the 29 acre site of Government House by a funded partnership between the Federal and Alberta Governments in celebration of Canada's Centennial year. Significant sculptures celebrating Alberta's history contribute to the beauty of the stone building.
This home, on 3 lots along St. Georges Crescent becomes the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor. It is later demolished in March 2004.
The Old Glenora Historical Society publishes a limited edition of 750 copies of OLD GLENORA written by long time resident Peggy O'Connor Farnell who lives in The Graenon, the first house built on St. George's Crescent. Seventeen members of the Society research the history of this 'Garden City Suburb' with participation from early residents, many of whom were able to provide firsthand accounts. The book spans the period from the early settlement of the land by pioneer Malcolm Groat and concentrates on the years up to the end of the Second World War.
Invitation to the OLD GLENORA book launch in the historic Cornwall House.
The Evening Launch of the OLD GLENORA book with committee members of the Old Glenora Historical Society and author Peg Farnell, far right, holding flowers.
Between May 23rd and 25th, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Alberta to celebrate Alberta’s Centennial year. On May 24th Her Majesty tours the Provincial Museum of Alberta and unveils a bronze plaque bestowing a new title, the Royal Alberta Museum.
Courtesy of the Government of Alberta
Her Majesty walks to Government House after the official ceremony at the newly renamed Royal Alberta Museum.
Courtesy of the Government of Alberta
Her Majesty, hosted by Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong and Mrs. Mary Kwong, is seen greeting visitors prior to attending a tea at Government House.
Alberta Government House
Alberta's Government House is Placed on the National Register of Historic Resources.
Alberta's Government House, A Vice-Regal Residence by author Jane Ross is published.
Invitation to the "Centenary Celebration Launch"
In August of 2013, the Old Glenora Conservation Association is established to be a voice for the residents of Old Glenora and Capital Hill. The Association aims to maintain the neighbourhood and its significant historic character by supporting the terms of the Carruthers Caveat and the 'Garden City Suburb' layout of the neighbourhood. The first meeting is held early in 2014.
The Old Glenora Conservation Association is successful in convincing the City of Edmonton to undertake a heritage inventory of the entire Glenora Neighbourhood.
December 6, the Royal Alberta Museum in Glenora is officially closed 48 years after its opening and its future remains undetermined. A new Museum building constructed downtown is later opened on the old Central Post Office site.
Awaiting the evening's program, a stage is set for the ceremony to recognise the closure of the Royal Alberta Museum on the grounds of Government House.
Courtesy: Alberta Government
The High Level Bridge is brightly lit in Royal Alberta Museum purple to acknowledge and honour the Museum on its final night.
The Glenora Historic Resources Inventory Report is completed. One hundred and sixteen properties are added to the Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton. The report identifies 3 areas within the oldest part of the neighbourhood that possess characteristics that could merit special protection.
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The Old Glenora Conservation Association begins work with the City of Edmonton and the Community on a Heritage Zoning initiative. Click Here.