Alberta Legislature Building, Edmonton Alberta Canada by Laura-Lise Wong

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Located in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The Alberta Legislature Building was built between 1907 and 1913 in the Beaux Arts style at the same time as the much larger Saskatchewan and Manitoba legislatures by architects Allan Merrick Jeffers and Richard Blakey. Jeffers may have been influenced by the state capitol in Rhode Island, where he was a student. The style was originally associated with the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was fashionable in North America between 1895 and 1920.

The use of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian architectural influences was considered appropriate for a public building, as they suggested power, permanence, and tradition. Beaux Arts buildings are characterized by a large central dome rising above a spacious rotunda, a symmetrical T-shaped plan, doors and windows decorated with arches or lintels, and a portico supported by massive columns.

The building is supported on concrete piles and constructed around a steel skeleton. The first floor is faced with Vancouver Island granite; upper floors feature sandstone from the Glenbow Quarry in Calgary. The interior fittings include imported marble, mahogany, oak, and brass.

The building is 55 metres (180 feet) at a project cost of $4 million dollars.


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  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 4 years ago

    A beautiful capture farfulfernie! But we need a complete Location We need location (city), province & Canada to accept this into the group. Thanks, Leslie

  • Laura-Lise Wong
    Laura-Lise Wongabout 4 years ago

    Sorry just fixed it now :) Thanks Leslie!!!

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66about 3 years ago

  • Oh WOW thank you SO much I am truly honored!!!

    – Laura-Lise Wong

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