North Telephone Exchange

10105 112 Avenue , Edmonton

Constructed in 1912 by the City of Edmonton, this building originally served as a telephone branch exchange station. In 1958 it became the Historical Exhibits Building, a “pioneer museum” sponsored by the Northern Alberta Pioneer and Old Timers’ Association. It housed an eclectic variety of artifacts depicting Edmonton’s life from early pioneer days.

In 1973, the building was turned over to the City of Edmonton Archives, where many records relating to the history of Edmonton are stored.

The Telephone Exchange Building was designed by Mr. A. Jeffers, an Edmonton architect who also designed the Provincial Legislature Building.

- Edmonton Historical Board

SEE ALSO:

Canada's Historic Places: North Telephone Exchange

 

Designation & Awards

Edmonton Historical Board Plaque Award

Municipal Historic Resource (September 14, 1993)

Registered Historic Resource (August 16, 1994)

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Era: Urban Growth
Themes: Government, Trade & Industry
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Area: Central

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