June 14, 2017
Yesterday City Council voted to designate the Barto Residence, located at 11425 – 95A Street, as a Municipal Historic Resource.
The Barto Residence was among the first houses built in the Alberta Avenue/Norwood neighbourhood during the area's development boom in 1913. The current owners have reason to believe the house was delivered as a kit by horse and carriage. Based on the price of catalog houses that it resembles, the owners believe it would have cost approximately $2,000 to purchase in 1913. The residence is named after Harmon Barto, a building superintendent with Nesbitt and Miller, who purchased the home with his brother, Donald, in 1913.
“The Barto Residence is a good example of the Foursquare design, and is one of few remaining in this part of the city,” according to David Johnston, Principal Heritage Planner. “This building has been part of the community for over a century, and its preservation is key in retaining that physical connection to the area’s history.”
Historic Resource Management Plan
outlines the City's mission to identify, protect and promote the preservation and use of historic resources. The Plan contains 24 policies and 88 action items that direct how Edmonton's heritage should be preserved and celebrated.