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Former home of Alberta’s longest-serving lieutenant governor up for sale

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A house once owned by a lieutenant -governor is for sale for about $1.2 million in the Glenora neighbourhood of Edmonton on Nov. 18, 2020. Photo by Ed Kaiser /Postmedia

Sutherland said the home hasn’t been designated a historical site but any new owners could look at getting that recognition or look to redevelop it. She said the price of the home is appropriate given the area and size of the house.

Sutherland said she hopes the new homeowners love the home as much as the old ones.

According to the City of Edmonton, the three-storey brick home is designed after the Italian Renaissance style with its pyramidal roof and wide overhanging eaves. Construction is estimated to have cost between $3,000 to $5,000 at the time, which would be around $134,000 when adjusted for inflation.

The home is mainly associated with Griesbach, a decorated leader in the First World War and Edmonton’s youngest mayor at the time in 1907. While living in Ottawa as a senator, Griesbach offered his home to Bowen after then-premier William Aberhart closed Government House, which was the official residence of the lieutenant governor at the time. For a time, the Royal Standard flew from a flagpole in the front yard showing that the home was the official residence of the King’s representative, city records said.



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