Dr Terwillegar Residence
Historical Edmonton Homes
The historical Dr. Terwillegar Residence is located at 10727 125 Street in Westmount. This west-central Edmonton house features nearly 10 foot high ceilings on the main floor, stately bay window in the living room, high baseboards, heated entry, veranda/sunroom, storm windows throughout, hardwood, dormer windows on the front and rear of the upper floor, cast iron tub, and more.
James Carruthers purchased much of Malcolm Groat’s homestead in the early 1900s. He subdivided the land, determined that Westmount would be a trimmed down extension of Glenora, the prestigious neighborhood nearby. The communities attracted businessmen, professionals, and their families in record numbers. Westmount grew to be the greatest concentration of houses in our city at the time.
Architect John Martland designed this home for Charles W. Coppock in 1912 on one of the first lots to be developed in the new community. The artful simplicity, efficient use of space, extensive use of natural wood, and open eaves exemplify this Craftsman bungalow, although it remains distinct in its inclusion of a hipped rather than gabled roof. Martland later became the city architect, designing the Municipal Golf Course, the City Market, and two hangars at the Municipal Airport.
The physician and surgeon, Dr. Norman Terwillegar, his wife Dorothy, and their three children moved to this home in 1920. Terwillegar earned a city-wide reputation for his devotion to his patients at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and in his private practice, based from his home later in his career. In tribute to the good doctor’s character and influence in his practice, and during his tenures as president of the Edmonton Academy of Medicine and the Alberta Medical Society, the city named a southwestern community Terwillegar Heights in the 1960s. Dr. Terwillegar died in 1948. This house remained his family’s home until 1959.
The historical Dr. Terwillegar house was last sold in 2013 by one of our Edmonton Remax Realtors for $575,000. For more information or to learn the value of your Glenora Edmonton homes, contact us at 780-910-5179.