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Key Number: HS 8908
Site Name: John Walter Historic Site
Other Names:
Site Type: 1199 - Transportation - Water Facility: Other
1910 - Archaeological Site

Location

ATS Legal Description:
Twp Rge Mer
52 24 4


Address: 9100 Walterdale Hill
Number: N/A
Street: N/A
Avenue: N/A
Other:
Town: Edmonton
Near Town:

Media

Type Number Date View
Source

Architectural

Style:
Plan Shape:
Storeys:
Foundation:
Superstructure:
Superstructure Cover:
Roof Structure:
Roof Cover:
Exterior Codes:
Exterior: N/A
Interior: N/A
Environment: The site includes the riverbank from 105 Street Bridge to High Level Bridge. 1/2 mile downstream from High Level Bridge. Four buildings, one ferry and the ferry landing. River terrace, sand, silt and clay deposition, aspen poplar forest with interspersed spruce.
Condition: Restored
Alterations: Extensive.

Historical

Construction: Construction Date:
Construction Started
1875/01/01
Usage: Usage Date:
Homestead
Historic Site
1875/01/01
1977/05/01
Owner: Owner Date:
N/A

Architect: N/A
Builder: N/A
Craftsman: N/A
History: John Walter was an early homesteader who built boats and became prominent as ferry owner, coal mine and lumber mill operator.
1875 - Land homesteaded by time-expired HBC employee
1958 - City set aside land for historic site
1966 - Parks and Recreation began restoration
1970 - Interpretative centre added The ferry displayed is not the original Walter ferry.

Internal

Status: Status Date:
Active
1976/01/01
Designation Status: Designation Date:
Provincial Historic Resource
1996/03/08
Register: N/A
Record Information: Record Information Date:
Tatiana Gilev 2001/07/24

Links

Internet:
Alberta Register of Historic Places: 4665-0441
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