Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre

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The 'Old Bay House' During the flood of 1934.The Friends of the Old Bay House Society which incorporated January 14, 1988 is striving to restore this building to its former grandeur.

Built over a two year period, 1906-1908, the "Old Bay House" is the only Hudson's Bay Company factor's house on its original site in Alberta.

Declared a Provincial Historic Resource in 2005, it is unique in Alberta for its architectural style, and strategic location on the Peace River. Built from locally sawn and planed timber, it was distinctive from the expertly hand-crafted, dove-tailed log homes common to the area.  Ship builders helped with construction and oakum was used to seal around the windows and doors.

Photo Credit: Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre Accession No. 998.5.23.29  Lamberton Collection

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Acknowledgements: Summer Career Placement Program staff, Keith Klassen (2004/2005) & Jordan Lambert (2006) and

Marilee Cranna Toews of the Fort Vermilion Agricultural Society