Edmonton's First Post Office

corner of 101 Street and 100 Avenue, Edmonton

On this site stood the old Edmonton Post Office.  When completed in 1910, it constituted the most impressive feature on the city’s developing sky-line.  It was built of white stone from Tyndall, Manitoba, pressed brick trimmings and copper sheeted mansard roof.

The clock tower rose 40 metres above the ground and remained a familiar Edmonton landmark until it was dismantled and the building demolished in 1972.

-- Edmonton Historical Board

Designation & Awards

Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award

Comments

Denis Chalifoux - 14 May 2017

I just about choked on my morning coffee when I saw this photo of "impressive" 1910 Post Office and read Edmonton's First Post Office at the "corner of 101st and 100 Ave." Clearly from the photo, this large brick post office (built 1910) with it's clocktower is located just north of the MacDonald Hotel on the present sight of the Westin Hotel... that has the original clockworks as its entrance feature. The Google Map reference shows the correct location of the very "first" post office (other than at Fort Edmonton) at location stated above (on the Edmonton Journal site?). Please change the annotation to distinguish this fact. The page opens with "Edmonton's First Post Office" but with a picture of the second post office. Perhaps open with a picture of the vertical clapboard, FIRST specifically built post office.

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Darrell Kraushar - 09 Apr 2018

Got this at valley villige

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Darrell Kraushar - 10 Apr 2018

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Era: Urban Growth
Themes: Government
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Area: Central

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