Every city seems to have its historical areas with grande old glorious homes. You know, they’re the one’s you need a bazillion dollars to buy, landscape and refurbish. Were you hanging out here when I posted about Old Glenora last year? The home’s there look like they’ve popped right out of your favourite home magazine, I can never decide which home I love better.
Luckily, it was completely affordable to take advantage of the recent open house at ‘The Magrath Mansion’ . The event was sponsored by the ‘Historical Highlands Society’. They’re a local non-profit society dedicated to the awareness and preservation of the Highlands community in Edmonton.
This neighbourhood is filled with beautiful large trees and early 20th century architectural styled homes. Many of the wealthy residents of the time shaped the early days of our growing city and government. Mr William Magrath was one such person. Please join me on the tour………….
Mr Magrath died in 1920. Unfortunately, his family only resided in this beautiful mansion for ten more years. The depression of the 1930’s hit them hard and left them destitute. Sadly, in 1931 their home was seized by a sheriff. Over the last century, it’s seen a few transformations and owners until in March 2000 the current owners Sid and Nellie Braaksma bought it and returned it to its former glory.
Here’s another look at Boomdee’s Highland dream home. Oh, to have a veranda, sigh. If I lived here, you could ALL come for tea, xox
It was really fabulous to attend the Magrath Mansion open house and thank you for joining Boomdee on this tour da jour.