The McLeod and Japanese Village

Building Information:

McLeod Building - 10134 100 Street NW
Built in 1915, 9 stories, 35m/115', 9000 sqft floorplates, John K. Dow Architect

The McLeod Building was built by Kenneth McLeod, and it is a replica of the Paulsen Building in Spokane which was designed by the same architect. The Mcleod was the tallest office building in Edmonton for nearly 40 years, and its footings were overbuilt and could support a 50 story building. In 1995 the building was declared a Provincial Historic resource, and in 1999 it was converted into condos.

(Source: Real Estate Weekly)

Japanese Village - 10126 100 Street NW
Built in 1910, 3 stories, 12m/40', 1500 sqft floorplates, Roland W. Lines Architect

Officially known as the Canadian Permanent Building, after the original tenant the Canadian Permanent Bank.

(Source: Real Estate Weekly)

Model Commentary:

The McLeod is another building that is possibly my favorite. It is the only surviving chicago-school high-rise in Edmonton, and so it is a unique presense in the city much like the Federal Building. And like the Federal Building there is a cleaness and simplicity to the McLeod that I find appealling. Both buildings are very nicely detailed, striking a balance between the stripped-down starkness of modernism and the fiddliness of neo-classical.

The Japanese Village is also a very nice building, but it's a bit too fiddly and baroque for me.

These are fairly early models, and again, they were made before I really knew what I was doing. I was starting to figure things out, though. There are things that I would like to change one day, but for now I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

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