Pre-War Housing

Wander Round Ritchie

Pre-War Housing

Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1N2, Canada

Created By: Elyse Colville


10036 80 Ave/10034 80 Ave

This pair of 1933 homes represent the pre-war style of housing that identified Ritchie before the introduction of the now-identifiable post-war housing. In the early 1900s, the area known today as Ritchie was comprised of multiple subdivisions as the populations of Edmonton and Strathcona expanded and then amalgamated in 1912. Post-WWII, however, the city invested heavily in housing for returning soldiers, which changed the aesthetic and demographic of neighbourhoods like Ritchie. 1945 saw the construction of 200 houses in Ritchie by the Wartime Housing program. Three years later, Ritchie was primarily composed of returned soldiers and their families.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Wander Round Ritchie


Leave a Comment



Download the App

Download the PocketSights Tour Guide mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

iOS Tour Guide Android Tour Guide



Updates and Corrections

Please send change requests to