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Key Number: HS 13147
Site Name: Brown's Residence
Other Names:
Site Type: 0101 - Residential: Single Dwelling
0496 - Elevator Agent House

Location

ATS Legal Description:
Twp Rge Mer
32 1 5


Address: 4801 - 49 Avenue
Number: 1
Street: 48
Avenue: 49
Other:
Town: Olds
Near Town:

Media

Type Number Date View
Source

Architectural

Style:
Plan Shape: Irregular
Storeys: Storeys: 1 1/2
Foundation: Basement/Foundation Wall Material: Concrete
Superstructure: Nailed Frame
Superstructure Cover:
Roof Structure: Medium Gable
Roof Cover:
Exterior Codes: Massing of Units: Single Detached
Wall Design and Detail: Corner Board
Wall Design and Detail: Corbelling
Wall Design and Detail: Decorative Shingle
Roof Trim - Eaves: Decorated Fascia
Roof Trim - Eaves: Decorated Soffit
Roof Trim - Eaves: Plain Frieze
Roof Trim Material - Eaves: Wood
Roof Trim - Verges: Plain Fascia
Roof Trim - Verges: Plain Soffit
Roof Trim - Verges: Plain Frieze
Roof Trim Material - Verges: Wood
Towers, Steeples and Domes: Tower
Dormer Type: Gable, Projecting Eaves
Chimney Location - Side to Side: Offset Left
Chimney Location - Side to Side: Offset Right
Chimney Location - Front to Rear: Front
Chimney Location - Front to Rear: Rear
Chimney Stack Material: Brick
Chimney Stack Material: Concrete
Chimney Stack Massing: Single
Roof Trim - Special Features: Finial
Window - Structural Opening Shape: Flat
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: Entablature
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Sides: Plain
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Material: Wood
Window - Sill Type: Plain Slip Sill
Window - Sill Material: Wood
Window - Trim Within Structural Opening - Head: Flat Transom, Single Light
Window - Number of Sashes: One
Window - Opening Mechanism: Fixed
Window - Special Types: Eyebrow
Main Entrance - Location: Centre (Facade)
Main Entrance - Structural Opening Shape: Flat
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: Entablature
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Sides: Plain
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening Material: Wood
Main Entrance - Trim Within Structural Opening - Head: Plain
Main Entrance - Trim Within Structural Opening - Sides: Plain
Main Entrance - Number of Panels Per Leaf: 7
Main Entrance - Leaves - Special Feature: Glass
Main Stairs - Location and Design: First or Ground Floor, Open Railing
Main Stairs - Direction: Straight
Main Porch - Type: Open Verandah
Main Porch - Special Features: Posts
Main Porch - Material: Wood
Main Porch - Height: First Storey
Exterior: Residential, lot size 52 feet x 130 ft, trees on west planted at time.
Interior: Interior of house redone by U.G.G.
Environment: Residential, lot size 52 ft x 130 ft, trees on west planted at time. Property Features: Fence or Gate
Condition: Structure: Good. Repair: Good. 2 JUN 1978.
Alterations: Apparent Alterations and/or Additions: Chimney Apparent Alterations and/or Additions: Window Apparent Alterations and/or Additions: Door Apparent Alterations and/or Additions: Porch Site: Original

Historical

Construction: Construction Date:
Constructed
1901/01/01
Usage: Usage Date:
Residence
Residence
Office or Administration Bldg
1901/01/01
1974/03/26
1974/03/26
Owner: Owner Date:
Mr. Brown
United Grain Growers Company
Vernon & Laverne Ortwein


1955/01/01
Architect: N/A
Builder: N/A
Craftsman: N/A
History: Mr. Brown, owner of a Lumber Yard in Olds built this house, sold it to W.W. Hunter in 1907, who lived in it until 1946, who sold it to United Grain Growers Company for the elevator manager house. UGG sold the house to Vern & Laverne Ortwein in 1955. Who lived there until 1969, since then they rent it out.

RESOURCE Brown Residence
ADDRESS 4809 – 49 Avenue, Olds
BUILT 1906
DESIGNATION STATUS Provincial Historic Resource

HERITAGE SIGNIFICANCE
Built in about 1903, the Brown Residence is one of the oldest surviving building in Olds. Mrs. Brown was an early Olds merchant, running a store and millinery company. She used this large house as a rooming house for women. From 1913 to 1925 the house was used as a boarding house for men, after which it became a private residence. Many of the residents of Mrs. Brown’s house were students at Olds College.
A large two and a half storey residence, the building retains many of its original features and is something of a landmark in Olds.

Internal

Status: Status Date:
Active
1983/06/01
Designation Status: Designation Date:
Register: N/A
Record Information: Record Information Date:
K. Williams 1991/05/02

Links

Internet:
Alberta Register of Historic Places: 4665-0753
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