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Key Number: HS 17529
Site Name: WCC - Greenhill Mine - Complex
Other Names:
Site Type: 0721 - Industrial/Manufacturing - Metal and Other Minerals: Mining Building

Location

ATS Legal Description:
Twp Rge Mer
8 4 5


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Other:
Town: Crowsnest Pass
Near Town:

Media

Type Number Date View
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Architectural

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Exterior: N/A
Interior: N/A
Environment: The site is located on the north side of the CPR tracks at the North end of Blairmore. The site consists of several separate structures: Compressor House (16330) Boiler House (23042) Wash House (26563) Office & Lamphouse (28187) Snow Shed & Mine Entries (31001) Diesel Shop (17849) Machine Shop (23565) Rotary Dump (29917)
Condition: The buildings on the site are structurally sound but have been affected by vandalism.
Alterations: N/A

Historical

Construction: Construction Date:
Development was initiated
1913/01/01
Usage: Usage Date:
N/A

Owner: Owner Date:
West Canadian Collieries.
The Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese
John Kerr
Scurry-Rainbow Oil Limited
The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass
Diane Sandra Siegelaar
Consolidation Coal Company of Canada.
Anthony Patera & Jeanette Josephine Patera
Scurry-Rainbow Oil Limited
1913/01/01
1922/09/06
1955/09/20
1966/06/27
1968/11/13
1971/04/26
1975/07/10
1978/03/15
1987/11/02
Architect: N/A
Builder: N/A
Craftsman: N/A
History: The historical importance of this site derives from its association with West Canadian Collieries, one of the largest mining companies in the Pass. West Canadian Collieries along with the International Coal and Coke Company played the most significant roles in establishing the Crowsnest Pass as Alberta's premier coal mining region. The operations of the mine also accounted for the growth and development of Blairmore. This complex provides an excellent introduction to the various stages involved in the coal mining process. These structures are representative examples of the type of industrial architecture employed by the coal mining industry. The buildings which comprise the Greenhill complex were constructed of either reinforced concrete, tile, or wood with pressed tin sheeting. The site has one of the highest degrees of integrity of any mining complex in Alberta. It reflects the industrial nature of the Pass and the dominance of one industry within that region. Of particular importance is the potential for interpretation as one can follow the coal mining process from portal to railcar.

Internal

Status: Status Date:
Abandoned
1979/10/16
Designation Status: Designation Date:
Registered Historic Resource
1981/04/15
Register: N/A
Record Information: Record Information Date:
Tatiana Gilev 2003/06/05

Links

Internet:
Alberta Register of Historic Places: 4665-0220
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