Beacon Heights, Edmonton

Beacon Heights, Edmonton

Beacon Heights is a residential neighbourhood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that was part of the Town of Beverly before Beverly amalgamated with Edmonton in 1961.

The earliest development in the neighbourhood occurred around 1910, several years before Beverly was incorporated as a town. [Herzog, p. 97] According to the City of Edmonton's neighborhood profile for Beacon Heights, one in ten of the residences in the neighbourhood were built by the end of World War II, with half the dwellings being built before Beverly's amalgamation.

Three out of four residences are single family dwellings, with most of the remainder being split almost equally between apartments in low rise buildings of under five stories and duplexes. Roughly 85% of the single family dwellings are owner occupied, as are one in four of the duplexes. The remainder are rented.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the south by 118 Avenue, on the west by 50 Street, on the north by 122 Avenue, and on the east by 34 Street.

Jubilee Park is located in Beacon Heights. Jubilee Park is located on the site of the Beverly Coal Mine entrance, and was developed in 1955 as an Alberta Jubilee project. [The province of Alberta was 50 years old and celebrated its Jubilee in 1955.]

urrounding Neighbourhoods

Canadian City Geographic Location (8-way)
Northwest = Newton
North = Bergman
Northeast = Overlanders
West = Newton
Centre = Beacon Heights
East = Abbottsfield
Southwest = Highlands
South = Beverly Heights
Southeast = Rundle Heights

Beverly Coal Mines in the Beacon Heights Area

The Town of Beverly was a coal mining town with over twenty mines operating in the area during the town's history. The following major mine was active in the area of Beacon Heights.

* The Beverly Coal Mine


Further reading

* Herzon, Lawrence, "Built on Coal. A History of Beverly, Edmonton's Working Class Town", Beverly Community Development Society, 2000, Edmonton, Alberta

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