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. Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, this classic two story 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.
The Ewart Duggan House provides residents a quiet and conveniently located setting in which to work. It is fully furnished with negotiable work areas. Accommodation for residents is primarily situated on the second floor of the house, with access to the main floor kitchen and dining areas. The upper level consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, study and lounge. It has north and south balconies off the lounge and main bedroom areas respectively. The north-facing balcony overlooks the Ewart Duggan House Heritage Garden, historic Law Courts, Public Library and the South Saskatchewan River. Located in the beautiful river valley and in close proximity to the historic downtown, the Ewart Duggan House offers an extensive walking and cycling trail system moments away.
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