Holgate Mansion

6210 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton

This magnificent residence was built in 1912 and was designed by renowned Edmonton architects Arthur Nesbitt and Ernest Morehouse. The home was built for real estate developer Bidwell Holgate, who with business partner William Magrath, invested significant amounts of money into developing the Highlands district.

Experts describe this home as an excellent example of Edwardian architecture with Arts and Crafts and Tudor Revival influences. Exquisite finishing dominates the 5,500 square feet of living space. Oak flooring and paneling is found throughout the home which contains numerous architectural and design delights. A hand painted, linen wall covering with historical motifs, wraps around the main floor den. A built curved china cabinet, lady’s mahogany parlour, pillared living room with hammered brass fireplace and more hand painted frescos can be found throughout the home. The exterior is brick on the lower portions and stucco on the upper floors.

Originally, a carriage house, built before the First World War, it occupied part of the lot behind the house but was demolished a number of years ago. The residence has been designated as a Provincial Historical Resource.

- Edmonton Historical Board


More about Holgate & Magrath on the Mount Pleasant Cemetery page

Designation & Awards

Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award

Provincial Historic Resource (5/6/1987)

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Era: Urban Growth
Themes: Homes
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Area: Northeast

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