Building a LegacyThe City of Edmonton’s Sustainable Development, Urban Design Section invites you to join them on May 15, 2013 in celebrating the launch of Edmonton’s first book dedicated to our local architectural heritage: Building A Legacy: Edmonton’s Architectural History, Written by Ken Tingley / Photos by Lawrence Herzog. The book details the City of Edmonton that sprang up in a few short decades on the beautiful banks of the North Saskatchewan River valley. Recurring cycles of boom and bust shaped the Alberta capital into the vibrant, but historically rich, city it is today.


The story of frantic periods of Edmonton’s growth can be read through the many buildings that have been preserved as provincial or municipal historic sites. Each historic building has fascinating stories to tell of its origins in the past and its preservation in the present, its links to international architectural movements, and its ties to the local community.

Enhanced with over 150 contemporary full-colour photographs and over 50 black and white archival photographs and maps, Building A Legacy is not just a story of a city, but a story of the resolve to preserve the stories of our past.

This lavish, full-colour tribute to Edmonton’s architectural treasures was done in co-operation with the City of Edmonton.

Longtime Edmonton resident Ken Tingley is a historic resource consultant, author, and editor who cooperated in the development of the inventory of city historic sites both pre- and post-war. His previous book for Red Deer Press was Alberta Remembers: Recalling Our Rural Roots.

Lawrence Herzog is a veteran freelance photographer and writer with numerous book and magazine credits. His work has often appeared in Westworld, Edmonton’s Real Estate Weekly, and many trade publications.

The book will be launched on Wednesday, May 15 6:00 – 8:00 pm, City Room, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square in Edmonton. A short speaking program will begin at 6:15 p.m. A reception will follow with light refreshments.