RKH Architecture completed Statements of Significance (SOS) for 14 Historic Places in the City of Leduc. The inventory followed the Government of Alberta Cultural and Community Spirit for Historic Places requirements, an evaluation of the historical, cultural and architectural significance and integrity, and the degree that each identified site had retained.
The City of Leduc is quickly growing and it desires “to preserve the historical resources that represent where the community has come from and where it is going”. The Heritage Inventory Advisory Board is seeking to determine “Places of Interest” which will provide the preserved heritage core around which new development can grow. Leduc’s Downtown Master Plan determines that “the conservation and restoration of downtown Leduc’s heritage resources is a potential implementation strategy” for the downtown revitalization. RKH Architecture was commissioned to record, assess and evaluate the key historic sites according to the standards of the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program.
The process began with the identification of seventeen potential sites compiled by the City of Leduc and the Heritage Inventory Advisory Board. Several site visits were made to confirm and clarify findings, for photographic recording of existing conditions and to interview current occupants. Information provided by various historical groups was also sourced. Included in the study as supporting documentation for the Statements of Significance and Integrity were current photographs, historic photographs gathered for study and copies of articles and data.
Historic Photo credits - Leduc Reflections (Harry Bamber), Glenbow Museum Archives, Alberta Culture Historic Sites Service