Jul 15, 2018

Ewart Duggan House in Medicine Hat, Alberta

Located next to the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre in downtown Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Ewart Duggan house is the oldest standing brick home in the province of Alberta. At the time of its construction in 1887 most of the community was little more than tents and wooden structures. There's no doubt that it was as much a landmark then as it has become now.

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat AlbertaAccording to Archives Canada, "In 1883, John Ewart moved west with the rails. He met Thomas Tweed in Winnipeg, and the two proceeded further west together, first by rail, then by horse and buggy. The two arrived in Medicine Hat before the CPR, and established a general store in a tent on the riverbank. The business was called "Tweed and Ewart". John Ewart married Jessie Herald, the daughter of the local Presbyterian Minister James Herald in 1887. Their home, a red brick house now located at 443 1st Street SE, was also built the same year." After the death of Mr. and Mrs. Ewart, their daughter Jacqueline and her husband Hector O. Duggan lived in the home.

Explore the interior of the historic house here.

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta
View of the courthouse from the Heritage Garden.




Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta
Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta
Ewart Duggan House ca. 1910



Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat AlbertaEwart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta
Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta


Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta


Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta


Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta
Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta
Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta
One of the Duggan children carved this into the brick in 1928.




Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta
Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta


Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta

Ewart Duggan House Medicine Hat Alberta

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