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Historic Building Inventory

The Town of Wainwright Historic Inventory Project received funding from the Government of Alberta’s Municipal Heritage Partnership Program (MHPP) and the Town of Wainwright to prepare an inventory of Wainwright’s heritage resources that would meet the prescribed criteria for significance and integrity. The criteria used for this study to determine significance and integrity were identified by the province as meeting the requirements for listing on the Alberta and Canadian Register of Historic Places. To accomplish this process, the Town also did a Heritage Survey of the historic buildings and other structures more than 50 years of age. Information on file includes details of architectural characteristics, history, designation status, location and photographs. The Survey provides a base of knowledge upon which informed decisions relating to Alberta’s heritage resources can be made.

Wainwright Inventory Project Objectives

The main objectives of this project were:

  • To complete a thorough review of potential historically significant sites within and around the Town of Wainwright
  • To create a Context Paper that described Wainwright’s major historical themes and trends
  • To document, research, and conduct fieldwork to develop the Wainwright Historic Inventory
  • To evaluate selected sites in accordance with the provincial Municipal Heritage Resources Management Program
  • To prepare Statements of Significance for the selected resources

The 20 buildings and sites currently on the Town of Wainwright Heritage Inventory include:

1. 1001 – 1 Ave – CN Station (Wainwright Museum)

2. 10 St & 2 Ave – Memorial Clock Tower

3.109 – 10 Street – Billings Block (General Paint)

4. 121 – 10 Street – OK Shoe Repair (The Cash Store)

5. 124 – 10 Street – A.C. Armstrong Building

6. 202 – 10 Street – The Wainwright Hotel

7. 205 – 10 Street – Clark Building (Wainwright Association for Community Living)

8. 207 – 10 Street – Ganderton’s (Donair Stop & Subs)

9. 215 – 10 Street – Cork/ Walkers Jewelers (Royal LePage Stalco Realty)

10. 217 – 10 Street – MacKenzie Kenny Law Office

11. 218 – 10 Street – Morgan Building (Jack’s Place)

12. 224 – 10 Street – Union Bank of Canaa Building (Voila_

13. 302 – 10 Street – Washburn Building (Toys and Treasures)

14. 304 – 10 Street – Patterson Building (Your Dollar Store with More)

15. 318 – 10 Street – Carsell Building (Wainwright Jewellers)

16. 320 – 10 Street – Tory Building (Wainwright Flower Cart)

17. 1014 – 2 Ave – Wainwright Old Town Hall

18. Petroleum Park- Pump Jack

19. 1018 – 4 Ave – Watson/Mackenzie House

20. 309 – 10 Street – Wainwright Post Office