Series 1 - Jasper Place Engineering Department

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Jasper Place Engineering Department

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  • Textual record
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CA EDM RG-101-1

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  • 1906 - 1972; predominant 1952 - 1964 (Creation)
    Town of Jasper Place Engineering Department

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2.5 meters of textual records. - 376 photographs

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Administrative history

The Jasper Place Engineering Department was established in July of 1954 with the appointment of the first Town Engineer, Milton L. Coulson. The department grew out of the Public Works Committee, composed of Jasper Place Town Councillors and operated under their oversight. As of January 1962, the Engineering Department was composed of several smaller administrative units: Sewer & Water, Public Works, Yard, and Parks. Sewer & Water was responsible for administration, meter reading, and the employment of skilled labourers. Public Works was in charge of roads maintenance and garbage collection. Yards and Parks were responsible for supervision and maintenance of their respective properties.

The Engineering Department worked extensively with external contractors to complete its projects. The department was also tasked with building the Jasper Place Sports Centre.

When the Town of Jasper Place was annexed by the City of Edmonton in 1964, the Town’s Engineering Department was subsumed into the larger City Engineer’s Department, and the Town Engineer, Norman L. Barber, was appointed Senior Engineer for the City of Edmonton.

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Scope and content

This series consists of records created and collected by the Jasper Place Engineering Department. It includes project reports, updates, finances, correspondence, police reports on damage to infrastructure, personnel, and blueprints. This series also includes a plaque for the First Street Paving Program.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This material was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives by the City of Edmonton Engineer's Department in 1975. The plaque (file 306) was sent anonymously through interoffice mail in 2005.


The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-75.

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  • English

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File list available online.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Before being rehoused in 2017, the reports in this series were numbered separately from the other records. They were renumbered to follow the rest of the series' numerical sequence. The photos in this series include EA-75-373, and EA-75-390 to EA-75-765.

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Accession numbers: A75-24, A2005-0

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City of Edmonton Archives

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