A Century of Campus Maps celebrates 100 years since the University of Alberta had a physical home – River Lot 5. What began, in 1907, as 258 acres of scrubby poplar bush, is now a multi-campus university. In this book (which is available as a pdf below), you will have a front-row seat to watch the campus develop over the past century: first Athabasca Hall and St. Stephen’s College, followed by Assiniboia and Pembina Halls, the Ring Houses, and the magnificent Arts and Medical buildings.
And on we go, until today, when the people of Alberta can say that their first university – the University of Alberta – has one of the finest campuses in North America Dennis Weber of Creative Services has recreated and computerized old campus maps that show this development in fascinating detail.
The University of Alberta: A Century of Campus Maps has been published in large format so that Dennis’s maps are easy to read and to compare with one another. In this one-of-a-kind publication, you will find images of River Lot 5 (the University’s first home,) the original campus plan created in 1912 by the architectural firm of Nobbs and Hyde, and several previously unpublished aerial photographs.
You will also see the original 258-acre campus “fill in” with buildings, starting with Athabasca and Assiniboia Halls, St. Stephen’s College, and the first Ring Houses. Campus Saint-Jean and Augustana Campus join the University of Alberta as the years unfold.
Below is the map of the North Campus created in 2007.
Download this special publication, have fun examining the maps, and enjoy the stories about the province’s first university.