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Key Number: HS 21216
Site Name: Gainer Block
Other Names:
Site Type: 0400 - Mercantile/Commercial: General and Mixed Use Commercial

Location

ATS Legal Description:
Twp Rge Mer
52 24 4


Address: 10341-43 - 82 Avenue
Number: 41-43
Street: 103
Avenue: 82
Other:
Town: Edmonton
Near Town:

Media

Type Number Date View
Source

Architectural

Style: Romanesque Revival
Plan Shape: Rectangular
Storeys: Storeys: 2
Foundation: Basement/Foundation Wall Material: Concrete
Superstructure: Brick
Superstructure Cover:
Roof Structure: Medium Gable
Roof Cover:
Exterior Codes: Number of Bays - Facade: Second Floor, 4 Bays
Boomtown or False Front
Window - Structural Opening Shape: Semi-Circular
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Material: Wood
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Material: Brick
Exterior: The Gainer Block is a rectangular red brick box with a decorated facade. The upper storey is divided into four bays by evenly spaced windows. Each window is topped by a semi-circular brick arch that dominates the window beneath it. Small semi-circular wood frame panels fill the arch and served to lighten the overpowering presence of the brick arches. The arch of the window is echoed by the parapet detail where a larger brick arch filled with honeycomb brickwork perches.
This parapet detail gives the building an impression of height it does not have and adds a decorative element to the facade.
Single stack exterior brick chimney on each side elaborate arched windows on second floor.
Interior: The ground floor was devoted to retail space while the upper floor was leased as office space.
Environment:
Condition:
Alterations: N/A

Historical

Construction: Construction Date:
Purchased the land.
Built
1893/01/01
1902/01/01
Usage: Usage Date:
Butcher shop and offices
1902/01/01
Owner: Owner Date:
John Gainer
229326 Alberta Limited
1893/01/01
1983/02/18
Architect: N/A
Builder: N/A
Craftsman: N/A
History:

Internal

Status: Status Date:
Active
Active
1978/02/19
1993/09/28
Designation Status: Designation Date:
Municipal B List
Provincial Historic Resource

1982/04/15
Register: B29
Record Information: Record Information Date:
K. Williams 1989/06/14

Links

Internet:
Alberta Register of Historic Places: 4665-0505
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