- Pessoa coletiva
- 1911 - 1941
Herbert Alton Magoon was born in Warwick, Quebec, in 1863. After studying architecture in Chicago he practiced in Iowa and Sydney, Nova Scotia before establishing a business in Edmonton in 1904. He was soon involved in the design of some of Edmonton's most prominent buildings. George Heath MacDonald was born in Prince Edward Island in 1883. At the age of 16 he left home and became a draftsman under the tutelage of Mr. Magoon. He completed his education at McGill University in 1911 and soon after became a partner in the architectural firm of Magoon and MacDonald. Together Magoon and MacDonald were responsible for the design of some of the city's outstanding buildings, including Concordia College, St. Stephen's College, the Tegler Building, the YMCA Building, the YWCA Building, the Federal Building, and many prominent residences. During World War II, the firm designed many of the new buildings associated with the municipal airport. Herbert Magoon died in 1941 and George Heath MacDonald carried on alone. Mr. MacDonald passed away in 1961.