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Key Number: HS 22777
Site Name: Cronquist Residence
Other Names:
Site Type: 0100 - Residential


ATS Legal Description:
Twp Rge Mer
38 27 4

Address: 59 Avenue
Number: N/A
Street: N/A
Avenue: 59
Town: Red Deer
Near Town:


Type Number Date View


Plan Shape: Square
Storeys: Storeys: 2 1/2
Foundation: Basement/Foundation Wall Material: Stone
Superstructure: Brick
Superstructure Cover:
Roof Structure: High Gable
Roof Cover:
Exterior Codes: Massing of Units: Single Detached
Wings: Unknown
Number of Bays - Facade: Second Floor, 3 Bays
Number of Bays - Facade: Third Floor, 2 Bays
Wall Design and Detail: Corner Board
Wall Design and Detail: String or Belt Course
Roof Trim - Eaves: Projecting Eaves
Roof Trim - Eaves: Plain Soffit
Roof Trim Material - Eaves: Wood
Roof Trim - Verges: Projecting Verges
Roof Trim - Verges: Plain Soffit
Roof Trim Material - Verges: Wood
Towers, Steeples and Domes: Tower
Towers, Steeples and Domes Location-Side to Side: Unknown
Towers, Steeples and Domes Location-Front to Rear: Unknown
Dormer Type: None
Chimney Location - Side to Side: Offset Left
Chimney Location - Front to Rear: Centre
Chimney Stack Material: Unknown
Chimney Stack Massing: Single
Roof Trim - Special Features: None
Window - Structural Opening Shape: Flat
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: Plain Flat
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: Plain
Window - Trim Within Structural Opening - Sides: Plain
Window - Number of Sashes: Two, Double Hung
Window - Opening Mechanism: Single or Double Hung
Window - Special Types: None
Window - Pane Arrangements: None
Main Entrance - Location: Off-Centre (Facade)
Main Stairs - Location and Design: None
Main Porch - Type: Other
Exterior: Sandstone foundation.
Interior: N/A
Environment: Moved to new location on 60 acres.
Condition: N/A
Alterations: N/A


Construction: Construction Date:
Construction Started
Usage: Usage Date:
Owner: Owner Date:
Emanuel P. Cronquist
Architect: N/A
Builder: Emanuel P. Cronquist
Craftsman: N/A
History: Emanuel P. Cronquist was the builder and original owner of the house. He came to the Red Deer District in 1892 from Sweden. In 1901 he moved to Red Deer and built his residence. The house was a majestic figure, placed on top of a hill overlooking the City. It remained in the Cronquist family until the 1970's. In 1978, the house was moved to its present location, near Great Chief Park and restored. It now serves as the headquarters for the Red Deer Folk Festival. The street that runs in front of the former location of the Cronquist house (43 Street) is called Cronquist Drive. A business area near there is called Cronquist Business Park. This house was designed from a photo in a magazine. Sandstone from a quarry 2 miles down river. Brick from Red Deer Brick Company.


Status: Status Date:
Designation Status: Designation Date:
(not assigned)

Register: N/A
Record Information: Record Information Date:
WANG 1982/08/05


Alberta Register of Historic Places:
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