Chown Residence

11141 - 62 Street, Edmonton

The Chown residence was built in 1912 during the pre-World War One land boom in Edmonton and the development of the Highlands area as an affluent community. The large two and one-half-storey house, with stately wrap around veranda, balcony and gables, was designed by William Moorehouse, a prominent architect in the Edmonton area. Moorehouse designed a number of features in Edmonton during this period. The Chowns were a prominent business family, operating a very successful jewellery store in the city of Edmonton. Thus, the Chown residence makes the historical connection to early real estate and commerce in Edmonton.

-Alberta Culture and Community Spirit, Historic Resources Management Branch, Old St. Stephen's College, 8820 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P8 (File: Des. 1714)


Alberta Register of Historic Places: Chown Residence

Other early Highlands homes: Buttercup Farm House, Grierson ResidenceRoss Residence, , 

Registered Historic Resource (1993/02/19)

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Era: Urban Growth
Themes: Homes
Cultural Groups:
Area: Northeast

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