Owen Residence / Dominion Meteorological Station

11227 - 63 Street, Edmonton

One of the first residents of this building was 'Weather Lady' Eda Own, the Provincial Agent and Weather Observer for Alberta in charge of the first class weather station. For most of her service from 1915 until she resigned her post in 1943, Eda was the only woman employed as an observer at a major Canadian meteorological station. Indeed, she was one of only a handful of woman meteorologists at major stations in the world at the time. She was involved in extensive studies of Aurora Borealis and was seen featured in a newsreel produced by Fox Studios. She was one of the Toronto Star's 'Women of the Year' and was well-known to bush pilots like Wop May, Wiley Post and Grant McConachie. Eda Own was also a sister-in-law of Edmonton Mayor A.U.G. Bury.

Source: Alberta Culture and Community Spirit, Historic Resources Management Branch, Old St. Stephen's College, 8820 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P8 (File: Des. 1795)

SEE ALSO:

Alberta Register of Historic Places: Owen Residence / Dominion Meteorological Station

Designation & Awards

Provincial Historic Resource (1994/03/02)

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