The Ferris Residence
Historical Edmonton Homes
The Ferris Residence is located at 12704 - 102 Avenue on the edge of Glenora Edmonton across from Historic Stark Oak Tree at the Royal Alberta Museum.
This home was one of the original 'mansions' of Old Glenora. Located directly across from Government House, it boasts a spectacular view of the river valley from upstairs. In 1911, this large brick house was built close to the Iron Bridge was intended for use both as a single-family dwelling as well as the inclusion of an office for his medical practice.
Dr. Ferris, one of our leading physicians, died from heart failure in August of 1927. Originally from Shelbourne, Ontario, came to the city in 1902 when he established his practice but was also prominent on the school board and he was a member of the first senate at the University of Alberta. He served as chief medical officer of the Shorncliff Military Hospital in England during World War One and at the conclusion, returned to Edmonton to continue his practice. His widow continued to live in the house and she was also active in many civic affairs through the Local Council of Women. She served as the first female superintendent of Canteens for the United Kingdom Canteen Board during the First World War and died in January 1962.
After Mrs. Ferris' death, the Glenora house was sold to the Catholic order of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the Redemptorists, who used the house as a residence and the provincial headquarters for western Canada.
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