Built between 1909 – 10, McDougall Church served as Edmonton’s first opera hall, and hosted the precursor to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Project Specs

Industry

Historic Conservation

Location

Downtown, Edmonton, Alberta

Year Built

2017

Size

4,000 square feet, 8 storeys

The project was the result of the first major step taken to designate and preserve the 1910 building from being sold and demolished for future development. Many articles in the Edmonton Journal and other news sources covered the process of historical designation while public discussions continued regarding preservation of the building. This is a measure of how deeply McDougall is rooted in the community and Edmonton’s history, especially for its frequent use, not only as a church, but also a concert and festival venue.

This project was the implementation of the first major phase of restoration. It included closing the significant gaps in the building envelope, repairing the main tower cornice and string courses, rehabilitating the windows and brick ornamentation of the west and south façades, and repairing the brickwork and stairs serving the west entryways.