Alberta heritage buildings get funding boost

Friday, August 28, 2015

More than 60 heritage projects across Alberta will benefit from a $1.5 million funding boost from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF).

Funds through AHRF’s Heritage Preservation Partnership Program will focus on the preservation of various buildings and programs, ranging from railway stations to banks.

Some noteworthy investments include Calgary’s 85-year-old Bank of Montreal building, which will receive $73,000 for a new mechanical system and structure reinforcement. The Beaux Arts style bank was one of the first financial institutions established in the city.

The Canadian Northern Railway Station in the city of Fort Saskatchewan, which dates back to 1905, will get a grant worth $39,090 for various repairs, while the CNoR Roadhouse in Hanna, one of the few remaining in Canada, will get a little less for stabilizing its boiler room.

E.P. Ranch Limited, once owned by King Edward VIII who bought it in 1919 and developed it as a model for livestock breeding excellence, will receive $73,000 to address high priority conservation work on the Main Ranch House and Seasonal Ranch Hand’s House.

A complete list of the funded heritage projects is available online.


Photo: Red Deer Armoury/Fire Hall

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