Haskayne Mercantile Block

Exhibit Details


Heritage Plaza

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Guest Amenities

  • First Aid
  • Wheelchair Accessible

About the Haskayne Mercantile Block

Turpin, Tweed & Stewart, and Hewitt Blocks

Designed by the architect William T. Williams in the Edwardian commercial style, these handsome red brick buildings celebrated Medicine Hat’s booming early twentieth-century economy. Constructed in three stages, these buildings are unified by their classic design, rhythmic patterns, and continuous cornice.

Young prairie towns typically had an assortment of one and two-story wooden structures hastily erected on twenty-five-foot-wide commercial lots. In prosperous times these were demolished to make way for substantial brick and stone buildings. The new buildings gave a pleasing rhythm, to the street as they incorporated the twenty-five-foot standard. With retail stores on the ground floor and offices or residential apartments above, commercial buildings were a vital part of any downtown.

Three women sitting on a bench in front of Haskayne Mercantile Block

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1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2V 2X3

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