Ewart Duggan House & Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

Your cultural experience of Medicine Hat starts in the city's core nestled in the South Saskatchewan River valley. After turning on historic First Street and winding your way towards downtown, the attractive Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre stands at the first set of lights. This marvel of contemporary Canadian architecture is regarded as a gem in the community and region. The building beckons you inside where arts and heritage come to life through art and heritage exhibitions, artifacts, archival and art collections, music, dance and theatre, and more.

The Ewart Duggan House was built in 1887 for local businessman John Ewart by contractor Harry Yuill using bricks produced locally by the McCord brickyard. This magnificent house stands on Medicine Hat's historic First Street and is acknowledged as the oldest brick residence in Alberta still on its original foundation built with locally-produced bricks. Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, this classic two storey Victorian design remained the Ewart Duggan family home until 1987. The Province of Alberta designated the house a Provincial Historic Site in 1993, preserving it for future generations to enjoy. In 2002, the house was donated by I-XL Brick Industries to the City of Medicine Hat under the stewardship of the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre.

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