This comprehensive restoration of a two-storey 1902 commercial structure in Fort Macleod, Alberta has preserved the landmark structure as the only known pressed metal façade metal built in Southern Alberta. The Edwardian Classical Revival building located in downtown Fort Macleod featured many character defining elements which were restored during the restoration. Original features of the metal façade on the upper floor included:
• Elaborate corbelled cornices with recessed panels, egg and dart mouldings, and dentils
• Pressed metal façade (east elevation)
• Engaged columns with Corinthian capitals
• Masonry walls, sandstone sills and brick voussoirs
• Decorative parapet finials (urns)
The Grier Block is included in the Alberta Register of Historic Places and all work conformed with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.