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Key Number: HS 5522
Site Name: Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co.
Other Names:
Site Type: 0415 - Mercantile/Commercial: Storage or Warehouse Building

Location

ATS Legal Description:
Twp Rge Mer
52 24 4


Address: 10249 - 104 Street
Number: 49
Street: 104
Avenue: 102
Other:
Town: Edmonton
Near Town:

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Architectural

Style:
Plan Shape: Rectangular Short Facade
Storeys: Storeys: 4 or more
Foundation: Basement/Foundation Wall Material: Concrete
Superstructure: Brick
Superstructure Cover:
Roof Structure: Flat
Roof Cover:
Exterior Codes: Massing of Units: Row, Non-Related, Intermediate
Wings: None
Number of Bays - Facade: First or Ground Floor, 5 Bays
Wall Design and Detail: Plain Panel
Wall Design and Detail: Entablature
Wall Design and Detail: Plain Parapet
Wall Design and Detail: Inscription or Date Stone
Wall Design and Detail: Decorative Brick
Wall Design and Detail: Other
Plain Eaves
Roof Trim - Verges: Not Applicable
Dormer Type: None
Chimney Location - Side to Side: Side Left
Chimney Location - Front to Rear: Rear
Chimney Stack Material: Brick
Chimney Stack Massing: Single
Roof Trim - Special Features: Other
Window - Structural Opening Shape: Flat
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: Plain Lintel
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Sides: None
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Material: Stone
Window - Sill Type: Plain Lug Sill
Window - Sill Material: Stone
Window - Number of Sashes: Two, Double Hung
Window - Opening Mechanism: Single or Double Hung
Window - Special Types: None
Main Entrance - Location: Centre (Facade)
Main Entrance - Structural Opening Shape: Flat
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: None
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Sides: None
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening Material: None
Main Entrance - Number of Leaves: 1
Main Entrance - Number of Panels Per Leaf: 1
Main Entrance - Leaves - Special Feature: Glass
Main Stairs - Location and Design: None
Main Stairs - Direction: None
Main Porch - Type: Recess
Main Porch - Special Features: None
Main Porch - Height: First Storey
Exterior: Date stone, corbelling front wall top, lugsills prominent, large in rear. Quions decorative around main entry; five bay structure; corbelled cornice; paired windows with concrete sills and headers; projecting entry; '1913' date stone inset at top of building.
The Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company Warehouse is a well -articulated but strikingly simple five and one-half storey warehouse with more of a vertical emphasis than similar warehouses.
This is partially achieved by having the centre bay of windows located at the stair landings rather than each floor. Other unusual elements are the brick cornice, and the two-storey entrance feature, notable for the simulated quoin treatment of the brick, the bracketed shelf over the door and again over the stair landing window.
Exterior wall materials are limited to red brick with cast concrete detail elements. Full height pilasters and the window treatment at the centrally located stair landings help reinforce the vertical expression of the building. Alternating courses of brickwork at the ground floor main entry are projected slightly, enhancing the rusticated entrance detail. To add further visual emphasis to the entry projecting brick brackets support a cast concrete entablature.
Cast concrete is used for accents on window sills and lintels, date stone, parapet copings and at the tops of brick pilaster capitals. A repetitive corbelled brick detail treatment near the top of the west facade simulates a dentilated parapet.
All west facing windows are of wood, double-hung sash construction, while windows on the east facade are of metal sash construction with pivoting, wired glass infill panels. This type of window offered increased fire and security protection where minimal setback was provided at the lane.
Exposed portions of the east, north and south walls of the building were used extensively for painted advertising by various tenants.
Faint reminders of the colourful lettering--'Dominion Rubber Systems Alta.', 'Clark Bro. Co. Ltd., Paper Stationers', 'R.E. Brown Co.
Brokers'--are visible today. Exterior fittings from the original warehouse operation remain in place on the east facade. These include a metal fire escape, a water stand pipe, a suspended heavy gauge metal roof canopy, and the rail shipping platform.
Exterior walls are load-bearing masonry construction with integral pilasters to support the interior wood beams, while roof construction consists of laminated heavy-timber joists (2'x4') supported by wood beams and columns.
Interior: Basement areas included additional open storage space, a tire repair room, a vault and an 8' thick concrete enclosed room for the steam boiler and coal storage area. The use of reinforced concrete construction for these high-hazard areas relates to the need for added fire protection and occupant safety. Other clear indications of this concern for fire safety are the original fusible-link metal-clad fire doors located at each stairwell door, vaults on every floor of the building, and removable access plates at the first floor for fire hose access to the basement areas. The interior stairs were constructed with steel risers, treads and stringers. A site fabricated 'gas pipe' hand railing was used for reasons of simplicity and economy. The majority of the building is heated with multiple, parallel runs of exposed iron pipe tied to the steam boiler system. Features such as the stairs and heating system underline the practical origins and intents of the building. A few mismatched cast-iron radiators can be found on the upper floors, where temporary offices were installed next to exterior windows.
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Historical

Construction: Construction Date:
Construction Started
1913/01/01
Usage: Usage Date:
Warehouse
Warehouse
1913/01/01
1982/12/01
Owner: Owner Date:
Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co.
Royal Trust Co.
Lobogo Holdings Ltd.
Army & Navy Department Store Holdings Ltd.

1935/01/01
1963/01/01
1970/01/01
Architect: Canadian Stewart Conpany
Builder: Canadian Stewart Company
Craftsman: N/A
History:

Internal

Status: Status Date:
Active
Active
1982/12/01
1993/09/30
Designation Status: Designation Date:
Municipal A List

Register: A45
Record Information: Record Information Date:
S. Khanna 1993/04/07

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