Fonds MS-152 - Reginald Turner fonds

C. Woodward Ltd. 98 St. Looking East Down Jasper Avenue Edmonton's 5 Way Intersection Metropolitan Stores The Gibson Block View Looking South - 97th St. and Jasper Avenue Jasper Avenue, The Hub Hotel, Gem, Georgia Baths. Jasper Avenue Looking North and East. Winter Snowfall 1942 Tegler Building

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Reginald Turner fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - artwork

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  • 2003 - 2011 (Creation)
    Turner, Reginald

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Physical description

1 cm of textual records. - 10 sketches

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Reginald Turner was born in Fort Saskatchewan in 1931 and moved to Edmonton in 1941, remaining a proud Edmontonian ever since. Reg worked for the City of Edmonton Fire Department, retiring in 1989. In the mid-1990s that he discovered the joy of watercolour painting. His paintings portray Edmonton as he recalls it in the 1940s. His intent is to portray his paintings in a manner that is pleasing to the eye, and hopefully satisfying to those who want to ponder the past. He often prints his watercolour drawings as Christmas Cards and encloses stories or reminiscences to accompany the drawing, which he then sends to family and friends.

Reginald Turner married Doris Patricia Bannister in 1953. They had one daughter, Diane. Doris Turner died in 2015.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds consists of hand painted cards with street scenes of Edmonton painted by Reg and sent to friends and family at Christmas. It also includes the notes sent with the card outlining details of the scenes and Reg’s memories of Edmonton.
Cards and accompanying notes include:

  • 98 St. Looking East Down Jasper Avenue (EAA-25-1),
  • Jasper Avenue Looking North and East, including Brighton Block, Kenmo Lodge, The Hub Hotel, Gem and Georgia Baths (EAA-25-2),
  • Jasper Avenue with the Hub Hotel and Georgia Baths (EA-25-3),
  • 97th Street and Jasper Avenue, including Dreamland Theatre and Mite Block (EAA-25-4),
  • Edmonton’s 5 Way Intersection, including Alex Taylor school and the Checker Lunch (EAA-25-5),
  • Winter Snowfall 1942 (EAA-25-6),
  • C. Woodward Ltd. Building (EAA-25-7),
  • The Tegler Building (EAA-25-8),
  • The Gibson Block (EAA-25-9),
  • Metropolitan Stores (EAA-25-10)
    The accompanying notes are in MS-152, f. 1.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Reginald Turner in nine donations between 2005 to 2013.


The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The artwork was assigned item numbers with the prefix EAA-25.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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See Scope and content above.
Artwork has been described at the item level and is available in the online database.

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Further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A2005-6, A2005-193, A2006-180, A2007-140, A2008-119, A2009-124, A2010-129, A2011-143, A2013-98

General note

This MS was formerly Hal Pawson - City Public Relations fonds - those records have been repatriated to RG-21..

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Physical storage

  • Box: MS Room
  • Map cabinet: Alcove